S M McGhee

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a health-social partnership transitional program for post-discharge medical patients
    Frances Kam Yuet Wong
    School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China SAR
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:479. 2012
  2. pmc Cost-analysis of XELOX and FOLFOX4 for treatment of colorectal cancer to assist decision-making on reimbursement
    Vicki C Tse
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Cancer 11:288. 2011
  3. pmc Passive smoking at work: the short-term cost
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 7 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:673-6. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Explaining coronary heart disease trends in Hong Kong: creation of a model for policy and planning
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:22-5. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Does smoking affect hospital use before death? A comparison of ever- and never-smokers in the last years of life
    Sarah M McGhee
    From the Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Med Care 46:614-9. 2008
  6. pmc Passive smoking and its impact on employers and employees in Hong Kong
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 5th Floor, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 59:842-6. 2002
  7. pmc Secondhand smoke and respiratory ill health in current smokers
    T H Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 14:307-14. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Early life second-hand smoke exposure and serious infectious morbidity during the first 8 years: evidence from Hong Kong's "Children of 1997" birth cohort
    M K Kwok
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Tob Control 17:263-70. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among police officers in Hong Kong
    T H Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Patrick Manson Building South Wing, 7 Sassoon Rd, Hong Kong, China
    JAMA 284:756-63. 2000
  10. pmc Cost of tobacco-related diseases, including passive smoking, in Hong Kong
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Tob Control 15:125-30. 2006

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Publications39

  1. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a health-social partnership transitional program for post-discharge medical patients
    Frances Kam Yuet Wong
    School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China SAR
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:479. 2012
    ..However, there is a paucity of studies executing full economic evaluation to assess the cost-effectiveness of these transitional care programs. This study is therefore launched to fill this knowledge gap...
  2. pmc Cost-analysis of XELOX and FOLFOX4 for treatment of colorectal cancer to assist decision-making on reimbursement
    Vicki C Tse
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Cancer 11:288. 2011
    ..This study compared the costs of XELOX and FOLFOX4 in patients with MCRC recently treated in two oncology departments in Hong Kong...
  3. pmc Passive smoking at work: the short-term cost
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 7 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:673-6. 2000
    ..To estimate the impact of passive smoking at work on use of health care services and absenteeism...
  4. ncbi request reprint Explaining coronary heart disease trends in Hong Kong: creation of a model for policy and planning
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:22-5. 2009
    ..2. A smaller contribution was estimated to be due to risk factors changes. 3. Improvement of treatment uptake levels can have a substantial effect in reducing CHD mortality...
  5. ncbi request reprint Does smoking affect hospital use before death? A comparison of ever- and never-smokers in the last years of life
    Sarah M McGhee
    From the Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Med Care 46:614-9. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Passive smoking and its impact on employers and employees in Hong Kong
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 5th Floor, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Occup Environ Med 59:842-6. 2002
    ..8 million), the characteristics of the passive smokers, any extra use of health care among passive smokers, and who pays for that health care...
  7. pmc Secondhand smoke and respiratory ill health in current smokers
    T H Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 14:307-14. 2005
    ..The impact of SHS exposure on the acute respiratory health of current active smokers was examined using a cross sectional design...
  8. doi request reprint Early life second-hand smoke exposure and serious infectious morbidity during the first 8 years: evidence from Hong Kong's "Children of 1997" birth cohort
    M K Kwok
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Tob Control 17:263-70. 2008
    ..Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure is a modifiable cause of ill health. Despite the smoking ban in public places introduced in Hong Kong in 2007, infants and children continue to be exposed within the home...
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among police officers in Hong Kong
    T H Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Patrick Manson Building South Wing, 7 Sassoon Rd, Hong Kong, China
    JAMA 284:756-63. 2000
    ..Few epidemiological studies have examined the relationship between chronic respiratory symptoms and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) at work in adults, and none have shown clear dose-response relationships...
  10. pmc Cost of tobacco-related diseases, including passive smoking, in Hong Kong
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Tob Control 15:125-30. 2006
    ..Costs of tobacco-related disease can be useful evidence to support tobacco control. In Hong Kong we now have locally derived data on the risks of smoking, including passive smoking...
  11. pmc Mortality associated with passive smoking in Hong Kong
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    BMJ 330:287-8. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Health risks during travel: a population-based study amongst the Hong Kong Chinese
    A S Abdullah
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Patrick Manson Building South Wing, 7 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:105-10. 2001
    ..There appears to be a clear need to develop appropriate health-promotion strategies to reduce travel-health risks among the residents of Hong Kong and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region...
  13. pmc Public opinion on smoke-free policies in restaurants and predicted effect on patronage in Hong Kong
    T H Lam
    Department of Community Medicine and Unit for Behavioural Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 11:195-200. 2002
    ..The Hong Kong government has proposed legislation for smoke-free policies in all restaurants and bars. This is opposed by certain sections of the catering industry...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of applying the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) study protocol in Hong Kong
    J Chau
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 7:360-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study can assist in prioritising the use of health care resources in Hong Kong but should be considered alongside the benefits and costs of alternative interventions for coronary heart disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Determinants of normoglycemia and contribution to cardiovascular risk factors in a Chinese population: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:528-35. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness study on influenza prevention in Hong Kong
    K A Fitzner
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Patrick Manson Building, South Wing, 7 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, SAR, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
    Health Policy 56:215-34. 2001
    ..However, if the vaccine were effective in controlling newly emerging and highly virulent strains, targeted vaccination programmes might be highly cost-effective...
  17. doi request reprint Health impact assessment of marine emissions in Pearl River Delta region
    H K Lai
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Mar Pollut Bull 66:158-63. 2013
    ..Marine emission control measures could contribute a large reduction in mortality and hospital admissions in PRD regions especially in Hong Kong...
  18. ncbi request reprint Older people with diabetes have higher risk of depression, cognitive and functional impairments: implications for diabetes services
    P H Chau
    Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:751-5. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between diabetes and impairments in functional and cognitive status as well as depression in older people...
  19. ncbi request reprint Contract medicine arrangements in Hong Kong: an example of risk-bearing provider networks in an unregulated environment
    C Brudevold
    University of Hong Kong, Department of Community Medicine, Pok Fu Lam, People s Republic of China
    Soc Sci Med 51:1221-9. 2000
    ..At a time when managed care concepts are being applied throughout Asia, we believe attention needs to be drawn to this problem...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association of smoking with increasing vascular involvement in type 2 diabetic Chinese patients
    G N Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 114:301-5. 2006
    ..To identify the relationship between smoking and the metabolic profile and existing vascular disease in Chinese type 2 diabetic patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Efficiency is dependent on the control of supply
    S M McGhee
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 7:169-73. 2001
    ..Once a health care system is operating efficiently, it is an easier task to determine whether the system requires more resources, either currently, or in the future...
  22. pmc Modelling the impact of population-based cytologic screening on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Hong Kong: an age--period--cohort approach
    P P S Woo
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Br J Cancer 93:1077-83. 2005
    ..Correspondingly, 33,000 (32,800), 29,500 (29,300) and 18,200 (17,900) years of life could potentially be saved...
  23. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the use of hand-held computers for bedside nursing care
    P M Young
    Department of Community Medicine and Unit for Behavioural Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Med Inform 62:189-93. 2001
    ..The pen-based device is not a panacea for all kinds of user interface, and more importantly, the choice of input device should depend on the amount of structured and textual data...
  24. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome increases all-cause and vascular mortality: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:666-71. 2007
    ..The metabolic syndrome has been associated with increased mortality in some Caucasian populations, but data in Asian populations are not available. We present data describing the association of the metabolic syndrome with mortality...
  25. ncbi request reprint Diet synergies and mortality--a population-based case-control study of 32,462 Hong Kong Chinese older adults
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Epidemiol 35:418-26. 2006
    ....
  26. pmc Age-period-cohort analysis of cervical cancer incidence in Hong Kong from 1972 to 2001 using maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, China
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:712-20. 2006
    ..To examine the secular effects of opportunistic screening for cervical cancer in a rich, developed community where most other such populations have long adopted organised screening...
  27. ncbi request reprint Waiting time and doctor shopping in a mixed medical economy
    Raymond Y T Yeung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Bulding, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulman, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Health Econ 13:1137-44. 2004
    ..Patients who were assigned longer waiting times relative to their expected horizon were more likely to seek private alternative care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Air pollution: costs and paths to a solution in Hong Kong--understanding the connections among visibility, air pollution, and health costs in pursuit of accountability, environmental justice, and health protection
    Anthony J Hedley
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:544-54. 2008
    ..The outcome demonstrates the need for more effective translation of the scientific evidence base into risk communication and public policy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Willingness to pay and size of health benefit: an integrated model to test for 'sensitivity to scale'
    Raymond Y T Yeung
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Health Econ 12:791-6. 2003
    ..Results indicate that once data is properly transformed, WTP becomes 'scale sensitive' and consistent with diminishing marginal utility theory...
  30. ncbi request reprint Risks for heart disease and lung cancer from passive smoking by workers in the catering industry
    Anthony J Hedley
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Toxicol Sci 90:539-48. 2006
    ..When compared with the current outdoor air quality standards for particulates in Hong Kong, 30% of workers exceeded the 24-h and 98% exceeded the annual air quality objectives due to workplace SHS exposures...
  31. ncbi request reprint Identification of factors differentially associated with isolated impaired fasting glucose and isolated post-load impaired glucose tolerance: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:623-32. 2006
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Snoring and vascular risk factors and disease in a low-risk Chinese population: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam
    Sleep 29:896-900. 2006
    ..We therefore describe the association between snoring and vascular disease and associated risk factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Soy consumption and mortality in Hong Kong: proxy-reported case-control study of all older adult deaths in 1998
    Sai Yin Ho
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Prev Med 43:20-6. 2006
    ..This study investigates the relation between soy consumption and mortality in a population-based case-control study in Hong Kong of all adult deaths in 1998...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of sex-specific body composition on cardiovascular risk factors: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Metabolism 55:563-9. 2006
    ..Increasing adjusted waist circumference was associated with increased risk of hypertension and diabetes in Chinese and dyslipidemia in women only...
  35. ncbi request reprint Waiting time, doctor shopping, and nonattendance at specialist outpatient clinics: case-control study of 6495 individuals in Hong Kong
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
    Med Care 41:1293-300. 2003
    ..We examined the independent associations between waiting time, doctor shopping, and nonattendance in specialist outpatient clinics of 4 large public hospitals in Hong Kong...
  36. ncbi request reprint Willingness to pay for preventive travel health measures among Hong Kong Chinese residents
    Raymond Yeung
    School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong
    J Travel Med 12:66-71. 2005
    ..The effectiveness of preventive measures in combating travel-related illnesses is well recognized. However, there is a lack of information on the economic value of any travel-associated preventive measures in the literature...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and efficiency of opportunistic cervical cancer screening: comparison with organized screening
    Peymane Adab
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Med Care 42:600-9. 2004
    ..Several countries have adopted nationally organized cervical screening programs, but many continue with opportunistic screening. Comparison of the effectiveness and efficiency of the 2 systems is important for informing policy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Smoking, respiratory disease and health service utilisation: the paradox
    Peymane Adab
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, UK
    Soc Sci Med 60:483-90. 2005
    ..001). Young, relatively healthy smokers, particularly the non-motivated, utilise less health services relative to the amount of symptoms. This has implications for planning smoking cessation services...
  39. ncbi request reprint Association of vascular risk factors with increasing glycemia even in normoglycemic subjects in an older Chinese population: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Metabolism 55:1035-41. 2006
    ..Control of these risk factors, particularly obesity, the most important avoidable independent determinant of glycemia in normoglycemic subjects, is critical to reduce the risk of the associated vascular disease...