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  1. Market-oriented measures aim to boost health care

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing says it wants to take a more market-oriented approach to health care, allowing expanded private investment in medical institutions and permitting doctors to practice ... to help optimise limited medical resources, usually concentrated in big public hospitals and in more developed areas. Wen said the measures would 'provide convenient medical and health ...

  2. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's 7 million people is now expected to be introduced by 2015 at the earliest. The government this week released a report on the second round of its public consultation on public health care ... it focuses on improving public health care services. After completing these tasks, the government will proceed to draft relevant legislation before launching the voluntary scheme. Chow has repeatedly ...

  3. Asian MNCs trail global peers on health care

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... health care one of the top factors for retaining and attracting talent in Asia- much more than in the US or Europe.' ...

  4. Health care reforms a matter of urgency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Competition for talent will continue as the private hospital sector expands over the next few years and the health care demands of an ageing population increase. This is yet another reminder of the urgency of pressing ahead with health care reforms, including the development of a public-private partnership in primary and preventive health care that reins in the growing burden on the public ...

  5. Health care sector in disarray

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai The exodus of doctors from public to private hospitals reflects the 'mismanagement and poor distribution of financial and human resources' in the health care sector, ... the solution lies in improving health care management and promoting primary health care-especially family medicine- to ease pressure on the secondary and tertiary health care systems. The former refers ...

  6. Restrictions hinder health care system

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and even on the mainland. It is also in the public interest. Prospective clients have a right to know as much as is reasonable about professionals they are interested in hiring. Why should patients and doctors be any different? The same public-interest argument was raised in 2008 when the Court of Appeal ruled that a ban on advertising by doctors ...

  7. Who pays for what under health-care reforms?

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the government's public-consultation exercise back the insurance scheme, views are divided over the use of the start-up fund. Some said all the money should be injected into the public health-care system ... billion for a subsidy. Health officials warn that the government's health-care spending, now at more than HK$40 billion a year, is certain to grow. They say public health care will remain ...

  8. Health care firm tries to give tonic to investors

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... good. 'Real Nutriceutical said its target is to become the No 1 health care brand in China in three to five years' time,' said Guo. 'So far their inventory level is healthy, ...

  9. East meets West for the treatment of inpatients

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of this month. The public hospital will have its first batch of 110 hospital beds available for the combined treatment of patients with chronic illnesses such as cancer, stroke, pain, cerebral palsy ... would meet regularly to discuss cases. Yip expects that 10 new cases will be received each day. The hospital has provided combined treatment services for outpatients for four years. Other public ...

  10. Remedy you can't afford not to take

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A second University of Hong Kong teaching hospital to open in Shenzhen soon expects to have no trouble filling its 2,000 beds- 1,200 of them for public patients at 500 yuan (HK$602) a day. ... drugs and unnecessary tests, not to mention fees payable up front for treatment. Mainland public hospital doctors earn from 3,000 yuan in their first few years to 40,000 yuan in their forties; ...




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