Report of the SARS Expert Committee - "SARS in Hong Kong : from Experience to Action"

Summary Report

  • Introduction and Background
    • I. Introduction
    • II. Background

  • Chronology and Issues
    • III. The SARS Epidemic
    • IV. Key Issues

  • Lessons and Themes
    • V. General Lessons
    • VI. Organisation of Health and Healthcare System for the Control of an Outbreak of Communicable Disease
    • VII. Health Protection Functions
    • VIII. Coordination within Hong Kong
    • IX. Collaboration within Pearl River Delta Region and with International Community
    • X. Surveillance, Information and Data Management
    • XI. Surge Capacity
    • XII. Clinical Management, Hospital Infection Control and Occupational Health
    • XIII. Research and Training
    • XIV. Communications
    • XV. Engaging the Community
    • XVI. The Impact and After-effects of SARS on the Community

  • Conclusions and Recommendations
    • XVII. Conclusions
    • XVIII. Main Recommendations