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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's private health care puts US to shame

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

    ... 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 ... to kick in. This story may sound like a nightmare, especially to my family and friends in the US, but it has a happy ending because I'm in Hong Kong. I've never faced long periods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134542/hong-kongs-private-health-care-puts-us-shame
  2. Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases. The leading causes of preventable death here are cancers, cardiovascular disease, ... a public-health angle. Cycling promotes physical activity. It is an alternative mode of transport that encourages a healthier environment. How is it that Hong Kong has not done better to create public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987977/policy-promoting-cycling-would-be-big-step-towards-better-public-health
  3. Mental health a poor relation in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, University of Hong Kong October 10 was designated World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation. The day raises public awareness of mental health issues and encourages investment in the prevention and cure of mental disorders. However, in Hong Kong, we only seem to be concerned with mental health when someone is mentally ill or shows signs of depression ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983003/mental-health-poor-relation-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    MRSA cases at public hospitals level off; further reduction difficult

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Superbug cases level off; further reduction difficult The number of cases of the drug-resistant superbug MRSA remains steady at public hospitals, but may ... at public hospitals with accident and emergency wards to 142 in the third quarter of this year compared with 137 in the second quarter. The increase comes despite MRSA cases having been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1105774/mrsa-cases-public-hospitals-level-further-reduction-difficult
  5. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing ... But they represent only the most recent facet of a discussion that has been taking place, with scant resolve, since the early 1990s. In keeping with the government's social contract with Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998909/see-big-picture-public-health-care
  6. The public-private health alternative

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... vision for the future The development of private medical care to complement overburdened public services should be the new health-care model for the city, according to a senior Hospital Authority ... an advantage to the whole health-care system- the two hospitals can complement each other.' He said while a public hospital could provide more comprehensive services, including those that did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542494/public-private-health-alternative
  7. We should be proud of staff in Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A lot has been written in the media of late about Hong Kong's health care system, and I would like to share my experience with your readers. We went through the government system ... this particular involvement with the government health care system in Hong Kong, we have been impressed with the teamwork, professionalism and outlook of the health care staff, which was admirable. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606247/we-should-be-proud-staff-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  8. Official foot-dragging that's a hazard to public health

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to wrinkles- despite concerns about the health risks. There has been much public discussion about the gel. At least six Hong Kong women have lost their breasts after receiving PAAG implants. ... process, are designed to ensure fair play and adherence to the rule of law. They are important to Hong Kong. But where health risks are concerned it is also important that the process does not take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547065/official-foot-dragging-thats-hazard-public-health
  9. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... welfare. Hong Kong spends only about 5 per cent of its gross domestic product on public health care, but the standard of those services are among the best in the world, which is Hong Kong ... Albert Cheng As our population ages, public health services and health expenditure have become issues of public debate. A voluntary health insurance scheme covering most of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973341/our-public-health-care-not-broken-so-why-privatise-it
  10. Fix public health care first to revamp system

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng It's an undeniable fact that Hong Kong has an ageing population. In order to ease the increasing financial burden on public health care and address the long-term ... service delivery model for Hong Kong's health care system, with a suggestion to cap public health care financing. Judging from the proposed health care financing reform in 2008 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727334/fix-public-health-care-first-revamp-system

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