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Dr. Carlos King Ho Wong (黃競浩)

Assistant Professor (Research)
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care,
The University of Hong Kong



Dr Carlos Wong is the Assistant Professor (Research) of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care. He received PHD from the University of Hong Kong for his work on health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer and economic evaluation of colorectal cancer screening. Prior to his PhD, He graduated with Bachelor and MPhil degrees from Department of Mathematics at HK University of Science and Technology.
His research interests are patient-reported outcome measurement including quality of life, and health services research, particularly retrospective administrative database research and cost-effectiveness analysis of health care interventions. He has published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals in field of quality of life, health economics, evaluation of primary and secondary care interventions. He is appointed as member of editorial board of journal 'The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research', and statistical advisor of 'Hong Kong Medical Journal'. He was awarded the Glasgow / HKU early career mobility fund to be visiting researcher at Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA), University of Glasgow in 2016, and was awarded the HMRF Research Fellowship in 2017 to be academic visitor at Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford in 2019.


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Key Research Areas

  • Psychometric Validation on generic and disease-specific Health-related Quality of Life instruments
  • Assessment of Health-related Quality of Life and health utility scores of disease groups in Chinese population
  • Economic Evaluation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis of primary and secondary care interventions in Chinese population


Key Publications

  • Carlos KH Wong, Thaison Tong, Garvin HL Cheng, Eric HM Tang, Praveen Thokala, Emily TY Tse, Cindy LK Lam, Direct medical costs in the preceding, event and subsequent years of a first severe hypoglycaemia episode requiring hospitalization: A population‐based cohort study. Diabetes Obes Metab 2019;21:1330-9 DOI: 10.1111/dom.13657

  • Carlos KH Wong, Fangfang Jiao, Eric HM Tang, Thaison Tong, Praveen Thokala, Cindy LK Lam, Direct medical costs of diabetes mellitus in the year of mortality and year before mortality. Diabetes Obes Metab 2018;20(6):1470-1478 DOI: 10.1111/dom.13253

  • Carlos KH Wong, Kenneth KC Man, Patrick Ip, Mike Kwan, Sarah M McGhee, Mother's preferences and willingness to pay for human papillomavirus vaccination for their daughters: a discrete choice experiment in Hong Kong. Value Health 2018;21(5):622-629 DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2017.10.012

  • Carlos KH Wong, William CW Wong, YF Wan, Anca KC Chan, KL Chung, Frank WK Chan, Cindy LK Lam, Patient Empowerment Programme in Primary Care Reduced All-cause Mortality and Cardiovascular Diseases in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Population-based Propensity-Matched Cohort Study. Diabetes Obes Metab 2015;17(2):128-135 DOI: 10.1111/dom.12397

  • Carlos KH Wong, Cindy LK Lam, YF Wan, Donna Rowen, Predicting SF-6D from the European Organization for Treatment and Research of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Scores in Patients with Colorectal Cancer. Value Health 2013;16:373-384. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2012.12.004

  • Carlos KH Wong, Cindy LK Lam, Donna Rowen, Sarah M McGhee, KP Ma, WL Law, Jensen TC Poon, Pierre Chan, Dora LW Kwong, Janice Tsang, Mapping the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General or -Colorectal to SF-6D in Chinese Patients with Colorectal Neoplasm. Value Health 2012;15:495-503 DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.12.009



Research Funding

Being Principal Investigator in External Competitive Grants

Principal Investigator

  • Elicitation of health state utilities for paediatric populations from the general public (General Research Fund #17119518, HKD$968,347, Research Grants Council, HKSAR)
  • A cost-effectiveness threshold of body mass index for undergoing bariatric surgery for obese patients (Health and Medical Research Fund Research Fellowship Scheme #02160087, HKD$1,166,684, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR)
  • Psychometric testing of proxy EQ-5D-5L-Y in caregivers of paediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis (EQ project 20190250, EUR7,300, EuroQol Research Foundation)
  • Agreement between proxy EQ 5D Y and self-reported EQ 5D Y in a paediatric patient group (EQ project 20180530, EUR5,000, EuroQol Research Foundation)
  • Cost and Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Renal Replacement Therapy Modalities for Patients with End-stage Renal Disease in Hong Kong: Comparison between Peritoneal Dialysis and Haemodialysis Strategies (Health and Medical Research Fund #13142451, HKD$526,952, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR) (Completed with final report graded as ‘5-excellent’)
  • Validity and reliability study of the International Prostate Symptoms Score (IPSS) in Hong Kong Chinese (#AR130007, HKD$146,206, Hong Kong Urological Association)