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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Medical simulation centres teach doctors how to cope with a crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Medical simulation centres aim to teach doctors and nurses how to cope with a crisis before it occurs in the operating theatre, writes Kate Whitehead Stress ... christian hospital, kwun tong Fortunately, this was a fictional scenario. It was played out a few weeks ago at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine, a new medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1541751/medical-simulation-centres-teach-doctors-how-cope-crisis
  2. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell Ill health could cost the world trillions of dollars in the coming decades, yet societies can help by facing up to the causes of the growing malaise Economies at risk if root ... worldwide watched each game, fatigue and alcohol took a heavy toll. The British government estimates a loss of 250 million working hours, costing Britain's economy about US$6.7 billion. As 1.4 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  3. Comment - Letters

    Change Medical Council rules to allow more overseas doctors to practise in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... a long time ago, unable to afford the legal costs involved. The inefficiency of the Medical Council in dealing with the case pales to insignificance compared to its other handiwork: barring ... Change rules to allow more overseas doctors to practise in city I refer to the article by Albert Cheng King-hon (" Reform of Medical Council can ensure public interests are better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1532933/change-medical-council-rules-allow-more-overseas-doctors-practise
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc for Hongkongers

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc As many as 200,000 people could face a 40 per cent increase in their medical insurance premiums if a plan put forward by a government consultancy gets the go-ahead, the legislator for the insurance sector has warned. Chan Kin-por said that the plan, if adopted, would drive more people to use public medical services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381372/medical-insurance-costs-may-rise-40pc-hongkongers
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Advance directives on medical treatments likely to catch on

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord life@scmp.com Advance directives, in which people specify what medical treatment they want close to death, will become more common, writes Richard Lord Go your own way ... costs spiralling as we get better at staying alive- but not necessarily at improving our quality of life- their use is likely to grow. A legal framework governing their use in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1526817/advance-directives-medical-treatments-likely-catch
  6. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Chinese farmer saws off his own legs as insurance will not cover medical costs

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 01:43pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhang has now spent almost 130,000 yuan, of which 50,000 yuan has been reimbursed. His medication costs 800 yuan a day. "I don't know what to do after I've taken all ... in a wheelchair in his Hebei farmhouse, a sheet concealing his ruined legs. His mother could not bear to look at the protruding bones. Early last year, the 47-year-old farmer sought medical help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1353289/insurance-gaps-force-horrific-health-decisions-mainland
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reform of Medical Council can ensure public interests are better protected

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:59pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the way it handled a celebrity couple's complaint about the death of their baby son shows its credibility is in tatters Reform of Medical Council can ensure public interests are better protected Cheung Tin-lam died on February 20, 2005, a day after he was born. It has taken the Medical Council over nine years to establish that the doctor who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1521085/reform-medical-council-can-ensure-public-interests-are-better-protected
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Make medical cover clear

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make health cover clear Medical insurance is something you pay for but hope never to use. That explains why people usually take out a policy as a fallback without studying ... for the government's plan to encourage more people to take out medical insurance. Given the potential growth in the insurance business, it is in the industry's interest to enhance its professionalism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557099/medical-insurance-policies-should-be-transparent
  9. News - World

    Medics learn to improvise for Gaza's endless hurt

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AP

    ... shout at drivers to make room for the next vehicles, pushing back journalists and onlookers. Some of the wounded are treated in a hallway near the emergency room. A medic bandages the foot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556947/medics-learn-improvise-gazas-endless-hurt
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Medical Council reforms to be issued 'this year' The Medical Council faces major surgery after a highly publicised case in which a celebrity couple whose newborn baby died waited nine ... against medical professionals heard. Council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee has said that up to 10 months could be cut from the average waiting time of 38 to 40 months it takes a case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555353/medical-council-could-face-major-surgery-government-plans-reforms

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