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Dear Department of Health,

Thanks for your attention. I have been studying the publicized data on the Centre for Health Protection website, but I cannot find the information that I am looking for. I am writing to ask if you could kindly provide the data of:

1. Hospital Admission numbers,
2. Hospital Outpatient numbers and
3. Clinic Outpatient numbers;
breakdown by time (daily or the finest time granularity that you have) in preferably csv/xml format, for the following sicknesses:

1. Heat Stroke (中暑)
2. Flu and cold
3. Eczema (濕疹)
4. Allergies - preferably mold and pollen
5. Fungal infections
6. Miliaria (熱痱)

Secondly (on a general note), riding on the list of infectious diseases listed in https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/statistics/sub..., are there any initiatives from the Department of Health to:
1. expose data on API services,
2. include a finer time-granularity set of data and
3. include more sicknesses, such as the ones above?

Should you need any clarifications, please let me know. Looking forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Yu-Xi Chau

Department of Health

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Department of Health

Dear Chau Yu-xi,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
9.4.2019.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
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From:        Yu-Xi Chau <[FOI #360 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[Department of Health request email]>
Date:        09/04/2019 18:33
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Hospital Admission or
Clinic Outpatient Data by Sickness

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Dear Department of Health,

Thanks for your attention.  I have been studying the publicized data on
the Centre for Health Protection website, but I cannot find the
information that I am looking for.  I am writing to ask if you could
kindly provide the data of:

1. Hospital Admission numbers,
 2. Hospital Outpatient numbers and
 3. Clinic Outpatient numbers;
 breakdown by time (daily or the finest time granularity that you have) in
preferably csv/xml format, for the following sicknesses:

1. Heat Stroke (中暑)
 2. Flu and cold
 3. Eczema (濕疹)
 4. Allergies - preferably mold and pollen
 5. Fungal infections
 6. Miliaria (熱痱)

Secondly (on a general note), riding on the list of infectious diseases
listed in [1]https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/statistics/sub...,
are there any initiatives from the Department of Health to:
 1. expose data on API services,
 2. include a finer time-granularity set of data and
 3. include more sicknesses, such as the ones above?

Should you need any clarifications, please let me know.  Looking forward
to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Yu-Xi Chau

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Department of Health

Dear Chau Yu-Xi,

Thank you for your email of 9 April 2019.

The Department of Health ("DH") does not have statistics on hospital
admissions number, hospital and clinic outpatient numbers with breakdown
by time and disease.  

Regarding infectious diseases, DH has established a series of surveillance
systems to monitor the trends of various infectious diseases in the
community.  The data are available on the websites of the Centre for
Health Protection of DH as well as the DATA.GOV.HK website
([1]https://data.gov.hk/en-datasets/provider...).

In general, DH will continue to explore ways to enhance the accessibility
of our data.

Regards,
Ms Loretta LAW
for Director of Health

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From:        Yu-Xi Chau <[FOI #360 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[Department of Health request email]>
Date:        09/04/2019 18:33
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Hospital Admission or
Clinic Outpatient Data by Sickness

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Department of Health,

Thanks for your attention.  I have been studying the publicized data on
the Centre for Health Protection website, but I cannot find the
information that I am looking for.  I am writing to ask if you could
kindly provide the data of:

1. Hospital Admission numbers,
 2. Hospital Outpatient numbers and
 3. Clinic Outpatient numbers;
 breakdown by time (daily or the finest time granularity that you have) in
preferably csv/xml format, for the following sicknesses:

1. Heat Stroke (中暑)
 2. Flu and cold
 3. Eczema (濕疹)
 4. Allergies - preferably mold and pollen
 5. Fungal infections
 6. Miliaria (熱痱)

Secondly (on a general note), riding on the list of infectious diseases
listed in [2]https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/statistics/sub...,
are there any initiatives from the Department of Health to:
 1. expose data on API services,
 2. include a finer time-granularity set of data and
 3. include more sicknesses, such as the ones above?

Should you need any clarifications, please let me know.  Looking forward
to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Yu-Xi Chau

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the accessinfo.hk website.

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to Department of Health? If so, please contact us using this form:
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