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  1. A fairer system to help remedy medical mistakes

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... Darren Mann The tort system of compensation for medical injury is the dominant legal remedy in most parts of the world. However, in modern health care this approach has become increasingly anachronistic and newer, fairer systems are being introduced. In tort law, the claimant must take legal action to prove four elements: duty of care, injury, causation and negligence (that is, a standard ...

  2. Extra cash no cure for health system's ills

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our public health system is constantly having greater demands imposed on it. With an ageing society like Hong Kong's, this is unavoidable: the older the population, the greater ... steps to ensure sustained healing. Well-trained and dedicated medical professionals are the centrepiece of a properly run health-care system. Hong Kong's government has been fortunate ...

  3. Health system is designed to fail the community

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... letter here. Whether my superior or client wants to smoke in the corridors and conference room outside the court rooms, I am simply too scared to tell them off for fear of losing business. From ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland's organ donation system to be made fairer to recipients

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Fairer deal for transplant patients A national system to make selection of organ-transplant recipients fairer was announced yesterday by the Ministry ... to create a centralised system for monitoring both organs available for transplant and patients awaiting operations, allowing authorities to make more efficient matches. Once in place, which ...

  5. How the bio-artificial system works

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Failure of the liver- a vital organ that performs a variety of tasks including filtering out toxins from the bloodstream- will lead other organs to fail, and an irreversible failure will result in death unless a transplant can be performed. The bio-artificial liver system developed by United States firm Excorp uses pig liver cells inserted into a cartridge to perform ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook says calls are growing to study and regulate substances that disrupt hormones How much do man-made chemicals affect our health? An urgent hunt is under way across Scandinavia for the culprit causing testicular cancer rates ...

  7. H.I.V. patient fights burns, and the system

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... proper treatment for her injuries. Her case has been seen as an example of discrimination. Her plight showed there was something wrong with the way the mainland's medical system handled ... treatment at home, relying on herbal medicine to try to counter her deficient immune system. A deputy chief of the Yingde City People's Hospital, Li Yaobin, said she was unfit for a skin ...

  8. Public hospital system 'on brink of collapse' amid labour shortage

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Public hospital staff yesterday repeated their call for standard working hours, warning the public health system was 'on the brink of collapse' because of manpower ... Hospital. 'We have been negotiating with the authority, suggesting it introduce standard working hours or a bonus system to keep talent, but it is always reluctant to accept our ideas.' He ...

  9. Ailing system

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was offered after I had complained to him that a head-to-toe medical screening through the private system in Hong Kong would cost between HK$10,000 and HK$15,000, and could take a week or two ... After talking to friends and colleagues, I am certain to be settling for the public system. I will be inconvenienced by the strict schedules, the seats in the waiting areas will not be so ...

  10. Greater urgency needed to reform health system

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to extract the best value for money from one of its biggest budget items, as an ageing population makes increasing demands on the health system. The long-term solution lies in a greater sense of urgency about introducing health reforms that shift more of the burden for primary care to the private sector, relieving pressure on the heavily subsidised public system and more costs onto people ...




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