Details of the Centre's current research projects are listed below.
Unannounced Standardized Patient (USP) to Measure Quality of Primary Health Care
As a Zhujiang USP Network, we are developing and validating the method of using standardized patients (SP) to make unannounced visits to primary care workers to assess the clinical quality, cost and patient experiences associated with that SP-clinician encounter.
Research group: Dong Roman Xu
Healthy City is a fundamental part of Healthy China. In this project which is collaborated with Zhongshan, we aim to develop index for healthy city evaluation, collect baseline data of Zhongshan, and to make a strategic plan for Zhongshan healthy city development.
Research group:Jing Gu,Yuantao Hao,Dong Roman Xu, Chun Hao,Shaolong Wu,Juan Nie, Fengsu Hou and Jing Liao
The objective of this research is to describe the health status, health services knowledge and utilization, health barriers and health needs, and available health resources for Chinese migrants who work in Kenya. Such data are critical to support a better understanding of potential concerns in global health security arising from increased human migration between Africa and China.
Research group: Chun Hao, Yuantao Hao, Jing Gu, Juan Nie ,Dong Roman Xu and others
This study seeks to provide up-to-date assessment of spatial equity of healthcare in China
Research group:Yingsi Lai
We aim to investigate the effect of consumer empowerment on inappropriate antibiotic use at retail pharmacies in Guangdong province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. We will also examine the influence of consumer empowerment on the quality of pharmaceutical service.
Research group:Fengsu Hou and Nan Zhang
Using data from population representative ageing cohorts from the US, the UK, Europe, Japan, Korea and China, this study aimed to examine variation in the clustering of HRBs across these countries, and further quantify the relative importance of contextual- and individual- level socioeconomic factors in this variation.
Research group:Jing Liao, Yuantao Hao and others