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  1. Address vested interests first before asking public to dig deep

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The most troublesome issue in the financing of Hong Kong's health care system is not rising health care costs caused by service users (such as patient abuse and the ageing population) ... to the public by coercive means such as mandatory health insurance and medical savings? Unless these issues are dealt with properly, any talk about health-care-finance reform would be preposterous. ...

  2. Health-care funding 'needs a holistic view'

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Legislative Council inquiry report into the handling of the Sars outbreak in 2003. A public consultation on reform of health-care financing was put off last June, with health minister York Chow ... of treatment. He has also pledged to increase health spending from 15 per cent of total public spending to 17 per cent- meaning a budget of HK$40 billion a year by 2012. Dr Leong said Mr Tsang's ...

  3. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health Bureau director Jiang Hanping said the city would allow people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan living in Shenzhen to join its public health-care scheme, allowing them the same benefits as other ...

  4. Health-care paper disappoints, again

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... points out the imbalance between the public sector, which provides most health care in Hong Kong, and the private sector, which provides little, no solutions were offered to strengthen the private sector. A half-baked document such as Dr Chow's 'Your Health, Your Life' will do little to advance rational debate about Hong Kong's urgent health-care needs. ...

  5. Assistant scheme eases workload of public renal dialysis nurses

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... Beatrice Siu Well-trained health care assistants are sharing the workload of nurses in public renal dialysis centres as the number of patients rises, the Hospital Authority says. Hong Kong's first pilot scheme for health care assistants in renal dialysis centres was launched at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital to relieve frontline nurses' workloads as the number ...

  6. Nearly 50pc willing to pay bigger health bills

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... commissioned Lingnan University's public governance programme to poll 1,042 Hong Kong permanent residents in August. The survey found 47.3 per cent of respondents said the government should increase spending on public health care while individuals should also bear a greater share of their health-care expenses. A total of 6.2 per cent said individuals should bear a greater share ...

  7. Doctors asked to return part-time to public sector

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong West Cluster, denied there was a brain drain, saying competent doctors were filling the posts. He said the hospital planned to create more part-time consultant ... Ella Lee Top surgeons who have left the Hospital Authority for private practice are being asked to work in public hospitals on a part-time basis. Queen Mary Hospital has suffered from ...

  8. Think-tank's health fund plan still irks lawmakers

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... from the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre is seen as a test of public acceptance of a contribution scheme before the government releases its long-awaited consultation paper on health care ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday rounded on the pro-government Bauhinia Foundation's proposed health-care-financing scheme, saying it would bring hardship to many people. ...

  9. Finding best health-care reform package will not be easy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at a private hospital, it is fairly easy to get a bed. Health care costs are going to increase, because of Hong Kong's ageing population. Therefore, it will be necessary to reform the present full ... There is an urgent need to carry through reforms which improve the quality of Hong Kong's medical services. Resources, especially in private hospitals, are not being fully utilised. ...

  10. For-profit private health care systems are less cost-effective

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poorer. Richard Fielding, professor, school of public health, University of Hong Kong ... - 'selfish' Americans loving their health care system; claimed 'universal dissatisfaction' with Hong Kong's health care system; criticism of universal health insurance, and, ...




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