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  1. Financial life support

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Reports of a series of hospital blunders have called people's attention to the standards of Hong Kong's public health care services. These have included: the deaths ... considerably on health care services, for two reasons. First, the current annual expenditure of HK$30 billion only accounts for 3.4 per cent of gross domestic product, which is far less than the 15 per ...

  2. Financial impact of Sars limited to tourism

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and trade related services showed no impact at all while consumer spending was also surprising resilient. In fact, if you take visitor spending out of the total for consumer spending in the domestic market, you find a pronounced increase in what Hong Kong consumers themselves spent on goods and services in the second quarter, surprising but true. Where the effect of Sars shows up is in net ...

  3. Financial fruits

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... services, or global medical inflation, the things we can change can make a big difference. Disappointingly, the document dismisses out-of-pocket payments as an option, citing ... much each needs to spend for basic health care. The fact is that excessively low or non-existent user fees will cause waste and undermine prevention. We need to preserve some financial ...

  4. Wen leads push for affordable medical services

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the financial capability varies from province to province and the demand for medical services differs too,' said Fu Hua, a professor in Fudan University's School of Public Health. Professor ... affordable medical services. A meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao endorsed the guidelines 'in principle' and ordered each province to select a couple of cities or city districts to carry ...

  5. Service for wealthy often has pay-off

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Private consultations by university doctors are not only a way to meet community demand for quality medical services but also an effective channel for academics to look out for potential wealthy donors. Private medical services are charged according to gazetted rates. There are 10 levels of charges for operations depending on the degree of complexity. The charges range ...

  6. Overlap in emergency services proves a suitable case for treatment

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Authority's Kowloon West Cluster, believes merging some services of A&E departments would help ease the authority's manpower and financial stresses. Although closing a clinic would run ... In the last of a series on burdens facing hospitals, Ella Lee reports on streamlining critical care Lily Chiu Lei-lei knows first-hand the strain an accident and emergency service puts ...

  7. Doctors still pay kickbacks for patient referrals

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of the specialist's fee, they said. Several other doctors said the practice was an open secret in the profession and common in Hong Kong. The latest confirmation of these financial transactions comes ... of conduct, doctors cannot offer or accept any financial inducement for referring patients and may not share their fees with anyone other than partners of their practices. A young general practitioner ...

  8. Consultants want overseas doctors hired sooner

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's licensing examination. An alliance of doctors formed by the Public Doctors' Association, Medical Association and the newly set up Concern Group on Medical Service Standards has ... to a forum next week to express their views. The authority has been suffering from a severe doctor shortage. It needs more than 500 doctors in this financial year but can hire only 330. Currently 260 ...

  9. Doctors' pay rise 'must be practical'

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... work issue' should not put a long-term financial burden on the authority, the health minister said. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok told the Legislative Council panel on health services the issue would be resolved but it would take some time. Despite his appeal, legislators passed a motion expressing regret over the Hospital Authority's failure ...

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

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... education, health, tourism and financial services. Services tend to be domestic-oriented, but increasingly, services such as IT can be outsourced. Health and medical care, for example, have become ... create an era of incredible economic prosperity and technological advances. At the same time, it ushered in the biggest financial bubble in history, and consumed our planet's resources ...




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