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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private hospitals should comply with Hospital Authority reporting code

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Private hospitals, comply with code There are good reasons why public hospitals are subject to a code that ensures serious medical incidents causing death or injury are promptly reported to the Hospital Authority. And there is no good reason why private hospitals should not feel bound by it. Apart from the principle of accountability for patient safety, a prompt, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's medical lobby must put public good ahead of private interest

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 06:00pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of the people ahead of their private interests It's a well-known fact that local public hospitals have a serious shortage of doctors. We currently have about 5,100 doctors serving at public hospitals, but they have to handle 20 million consultations per year. With this unimaginable workload, a lack of resources, and poor working conditions, coupled with a rising demand in private ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A shot in the arm for the private medical sector

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... about the cost when seeking treatment in public hospitals. The private sector, however, is a different story. Patients are often shocked when given the bill. This occurs because not only do ... not be an issue for the rich, it deters the price-conscious from using private hospitals, even if the cost is actually affordable. After years of reform discussions, there is finally some good news. ...

  4. News - China

    Beijing hospital staff grilled over private use of ambulance sirens

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:07pm by Ernest Kao

    ... cars' and any private use would prompt investigation," one hospital official told the Beijing News on Sunday. The hospital announced its findings at a news conference on Monday and, on its  ... Ernest Kao With sirens wailing, a Beijing ambulance headed for the hospital was not rushing a patient back at all. It was returning from a noodle restaurant where staff members had dinner ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... hands are tied, as all kindergartens are privately run at present. Despite some basic requirements and subsidies through a voucher scheme, government control is minimal. Unless kindergartens ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New rules will help keep beauty treatments safe

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in company structures. It is therefore good that the bureau has three other working group panels looking at beauty treatment, premises for advanced therapies and rules for private hospitals. ... regulation on the public hospital environment and otherwise keep the doctor-patient relationship at arms length, under professional self-regulation. As a result, according to one member of a Food ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial On claims HK will lack at least 5,000 beds in private and public hospitals by 2026: Sai-Chak Mak- Population ageing is the most predictable trend. What are we doing in planning for increased demand on health care? Margie Tam- More private and public hospitals must be established. The Hospital Authority must take unpaid medical bills seriously. Non-residents who ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private investors in China's state companies still face too many hurdles

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:08pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says Beijing must show it is sincere about market reform, to ease investor concerns over corporate governance and shareholder influence Private investment in China's state companies still facing too many hurdles The feasibility of allowing private enterprise to play a greater role in China's economy has been the topic of much debate of late. One example ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's private health care puts US to shame

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... and long queues associated with the public hospital system, I headed to the swifter private hospital route. It was a risky move that would most certainly mean a hefty bill if I were back at home, ... Amy Wu Amy Wu says getting ill in Hong Kong made her appreciate the quality and cost of our private services, especially when compared to those in the US Health benefits I was recently ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Committee in 2005 for easing the burden on public hospitals was that specialist outpatient clinics refer chronic patients to general clinics or private doctors for long-term care. It is good to hear ... with diabetes, blood pressure and excessive blood fats to see private doctors up to 10 times. The patients will pay private doctors the HK$45 per visit they now pay at public hospitals, with the rest ...




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