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  1. Private fees deal for HKU doctors

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... public patients are deprived of the chance to see these professors.' Dr Kwok said he would contact the two medical schools to express his views. ... Ella Lee New policy means windfall for medics University of Hong Kong doctors can pocket up to half the medical fees they earn for the university through their private services, according ...

  2. More may get medical vouchers after trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The health-care voucher scheme, announced in Wednesday's policy address, may be expanded to benefit more people and the subsidies per patient may rise, the health secretary said yesterday. Under the three-year trial scheme, people aged 70 and over will receive five health-care vouchers a year, each worth HK$50, to subsidise primary medical care services they buy ...

  3. HKU set to tighten rules on charges by doctors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... or accounts conflict with the medical school's finances. The recommendations are to be made by a four-member committee investigating billing arrangements for private patients ... to discuss the issue of private medical services at the two medical schools. The University of Hong Kong set up the committee in January to investigate irregular billing at the department of medicine ...

  4. Universities fear shortage of doctors

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... According to the University Grants Committee (UGC), which decides the number of university students, the total approved intake at the two medical schools- HKU and Chinese University- was reduced ... like Hong Kong, has 250 medical graduates every year,' Dr Fok said. 'It is setting up its second medical school. Yet, its population is only about 4 million, much lower than ...

  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. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article 'Doctor gets one-month suspension' (C1, March 23) incorrectly reported that Shum Pik-yan's suspension would take effect in one year. But the Medical Council, which imposed the sentence, said the one-month sentence was suspended for 12 months. This effectively means the suspension of Dr Shum's licence to practise would not take effect at the end ...

  7. Medical fees in row 'not comparable'

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... figures when claiming the University of Hong Kong's medical faculty earned just a fraction more from private patients than Chinese University's medical school despite seeing almost 10 ... to the Legislative Council health services panel and those given in reply to his Legco question about income from private practices by staff at the two medical schools. Under the 'outside clinical ...

  8. HKU medical fees row deepens over claim of income discrepancy

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... evidence to show the HKU medical faculty apparently earned less from private patients, despite seeing double the number of the rival Chinese University medical school. Dr Kwok said he had dug out ... medical schools. 'The number of cases handled by HKU is nine to 10 times more than at Chinese University- in 2002-03, there were 25,073 private specialist outpatient attendances at Queen Mary ...

  9. Medical record shows steady improvement over the years

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Medicine for Chinese, the city's first western medical school and the early precursor to HKU. 1892: Sun Yat-sen graduates from the college. 1907: The Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese ... 1969: The first kidney transplant. 1974: Hong Kong government approves the establishment of a new medical school at CUHK. 1981: CUHK opens its medical faculty with 60 students. 1983: CUHK begins ...

  10. University criticised for billing loopholes

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... are upgrading our computer system. We expect to record all patients' medical records and bills by computer by the fourth quarter of next year.' The report said the current system already provided a reasonably effective means to prevent possible fraud, though there was still room for improvement, Mr Wu said. The report recommended that the authority should check medical records ...




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