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  1. Our duty to care for the elderly can be an opportunity for growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crises. Population ageing should be seen as an opportunity. One of the primary goals in global rebalancing is to shift Asian production out of excessive reliance on manufacturing and exports ... For example, it is estimated that 10million caregivers are required to look after the ageing population in China, whereas there are only 300,000 people working in this field, with only 100,000 ...

  2. How we do like to be beside the seaside

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the coast can affect health and well-being. By analysing data for the whole population, our research suggests there is a positive effect, although this type of study cannot prove cause and effect.' The researchers used data from the 2001 census for England, which involved more than 48 million people. The results show that on average, populations living by the sea report higher rates ...

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    Suzanne Ho: 'With my faith in God, I can be at peace', says health professional

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... she says. Majoring in physiology, Ho switched to public health and trained in epidemiology- the distribution of disease and the determinants of health in different population groups. Her main research areas are women's health, ageing and the relationship between diet and diseases. "The mid-life population is expanding fast. Three in 10 women belong to the age group of 45 ...

  4. Strained public hospitals need help, says specialist

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'management and staff systems, working hours, cost benefits and service levels' of the authority in order to respond to changes in society, such as an ageing population. But Ko said he did ...

  5. Ensure doctors hired abroad are paid enough and have reason to stay here

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the immediate manpower problem. If we want to offer incentives to qualified doctors to return and build up a pool of reputable and dependable professionals, for the benefit of both the local population ... not be the regular modus operandi of a responsible government. In this particular respect, we are looking to it for long-term vision and quality health care for the population. P. Chan, Tai Hang ...

  6. Beijing dragging heels with health-care reforms

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Beijing in 2005 promised to make health-care services affordable and accessible to the entire population but reform has been slow. Fifty per cent of people cannot always afford to go to hospital when they are sick and 30 to 50 per cent of poor people indicate health expenditure is the single biggest cause of their poverty, according to World Health Organisation ...

  7. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing population and demand from mainland patients are straining services, sometimes dangerously. Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying knows the challenges and will have to make reshaping the sector ...

  8. Case-mix reform may pay health dividends

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of population. You would expect this to be reflected in the number of patients seen and operations performed. The Hospital Authority, however, has found that this approach does not necessarily reflect ... not necessarily reflect the current composition or mobility of local populations. Some contain more elderly people, some more children. Local populations may also be more prone to different kinds ...

  9. Shenzhen hospitals face a growing crisis

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... medical centres and hospitals, the city's burgeoning population has outgrown the facilities. The hospital occupancy rate in Shenzhen is 95.6 per cent on average and could rise to as high as 110 per cent, a health official told the Nanfang Daily. The average hospital occupancy rate on the mainland is only 65 per cent. 'The population of Shenzhen is increasing at a constant ...

  10. Start the debate on how many doctors we need

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pressure from demand for services from an ageing population and high turnover of experienced doctors. How much pressure is reflected in a government plan for the two medical teaching universities ... funding of the authority to employ them eventually. The issues should be the subject of full and open debate. Apart from population ageing and the implications for use of health services, issues ...




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