Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 1):S13-5
Evaluation of a mobile clinic for older people in Shamshuipo
SM McGhee, LM Ho, AWL Cheung, ASM Abdullah, CWH Chan, ACP Yeung
Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong
1. The mobile clinic was effective for reaching older people not in contact with medical services.
2. Previously unidentified or unmanaged hypertension was discovered in 10% of attendees and possible depression in 9%.
3. Benefits of the mobile clinic include the prevention of deaths and events due to cardiovascular disease and of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, lost life years from diabeticrelated and other avoidable mortality, disability, and also for achieving improvements in the quality of life.