Promoting a healthier city
Government's plan for future service delivery model:
Health-conscious population adopting a healthy lifestyle
Health profession that views health promotion and preventive medicine as priorities
A primary health-care system providing a robust and affordable family and community service
Primary medical care services will comprise:
Promotion of family doctor concept
Greater emphasis on prevention
Greater collaboration among health professionals to tackle patients' problems
But experts say these questions have to be debated:
Role of Department of Health vis-a-vis Health, Welfare and Food Bureau? Who will regulate GPs?
How about Medical Council's role? Role of Hospital Authority?
Source: 'Building a Healthy Tomorrow'; Professors Lee Shiu-hung, Sian Griffiths and Gabriel Leung.