of the e-Knowledge Gateway (eKG) is to provide Hospital Authority
(HA) staff and health care professionals an easy one-stop access
to selected evidence and HA internal knowledge. All materials
published in eKG, including design, photographs, illustrations
and texts, remain the property of the Hospital Authority Head
Office, Knowledge Management Unit.
(e.g. Medline) and electronic journals available for searching
on eKG are protected by copyright laws. The Knowledge Management
Unit has obtained collective licenses from the commercial database
vendors for the viewing, printing and downloading of reasonable
quantity of data or journal articles resulting from searching.
The copied materials should only be used for internal research,
training or personal study. Systematic printing and downloading
of materials and their re-distribution are strictly prohibited.
The above terms however may vary with different publishers of
databases. Please read and observe the different licensing conditions
and copyright information displayed at the appropriate log-in
screens on eKG.
convenience of staff, resources from useful third party web
sites are linked from eKG. You should note that copyright works
on the Internet are equally entitled to copyright protection.
Copying or storing such materials without permission of the
copyright owner will infringe copyright. eKG users are advised
to comply with the copyright and copying instructions from individual
care is exercised in maintaining the links to external third
party web sites on eKG, it does not imply endorsement of these
sites by the Hospital Authority. The Authority makes no warranties
concerning the completeness, clinical efficacy or value of the
resources collected and accepts neither the responsibility of
the accuracy of the materials collected by third party web sites,
nor liability over the misuse of the materials when they constitute
copyright infringements of third party patents, copyrights,
trademarks, whenever applicable.
Internet sites are provided for information and reference only.
Users are advised to make their own clinical discretion, judgement
and expertise in determining the accuracy, reliability and use
of the information provided or accessed via eKG.
of the addresses of third party Web sites would be verified
on a regular basis, but the Authority accepts no responsibility
of any changes or errors in the Web addresses contained in this