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  1. Minister says access to basic health care a priority

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 'China's national condition dictates that the government should aim to establish a medical-care system that guarantees every citizen in the country can receive the basic health-care services,' ... commit to funding the system. 'The health-care system will be organised and funded by the government in order to provide basic public health services to the whole population free of charge ...

  2. Health-care reform alive but under siege

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the subject of frequent attempts at reform. The latest attempt came last month when the government unveiled a health-care reform plan for public consultation after two years of debate and bargaining ... Jasmine Wang Mainland consultation attracts 26,000 responses Three decades ago, the mainland's health-care system was an enviable policy success that provided widespread coverage ...

  3. Nurse training 'threat to health care'

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... a health-care assistant,' she said. In reply, the Hospital Authority said it always encouraged nursing staff to undergo lifelong education to enhance their competency. But its preference for hiring ... of health care in Hong Kong. Thomas Wong Kwok-shing, dean of the faculty of health and social sciences at Polytechnic University, expressed concern about the continued training of enrolled nurses, ...

  4. Traditional medicine to take bigger role in mainland health-care reform

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Nobody knows exactly how the long-overdue health-care reform plan on the mainland will affect the pharmaceutical industry. But one thing is certain: traditional Chinese medicine will step out of the shadow of western medicine and take a much larger role in the country's health-care agenda. Unprecedented government support, the rise of retail drugstores ...

  5. Insurers reel from impact of flawed health care system

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies reimburse patients for all services provided by a roster of health-care providers, without having any say in whether treatment is necessary or appropriate. China has yet to see any managed ... forbids insurance companies from investing in non-insurance-related businesses, including health-care facilities, while the definition of hospitals as public, charitable organisations precludes ...

  6. Privatisation would damage health care in HK

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bernard Chan laments that Hong Kong's health-care finance system is headed for bankruptcy, and argues for a larger role for private health insurers. In his December 8 address to Legco, he asserted that this larger role can 'offer affordable health-care coverage to people of working age to supplement public provision.' In other words, he would like to see ...

  7. WHO urges universal health-care system

    Posted Oct 28th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Timothy Evans said the health-care sector had been growing quickly and the role of government was to make sure the system met standards of quality and fairness. Dr Evans said he would advise ... that [the out-of-pocket-payment] system of financing health care is the least fair and least efficient,' Dr Evans said. The central government has struggled to come up with a new health-care ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Reforming mainland hospitals 'a tough job'

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Nearly four years after the mainland embarked on comprehensive reform of its health-care system, the health minister says changing public hospitals is the trickiest task he faces ... Co-operation Strategy, which outlines a framework to ensure mainlanders in rural and remote areas have access to essential health care. The mainland began pilot public-hospital reforms in 300 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals aren't giving their patients important price details, review finds

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... hospitals are not providing their patients with comprehensive price information that can help them budget for simple operations. This emerged from a recent review by the South China Morning Post ... not been clear on their charges He hoped that the government would improve on public health services so that the private sector would feel the market pressure and adjust their policies accordingly, ...

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    Harbin doctor's killing highlights problem for hospitals

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... cent increase from 2004. Added to the problems besetting the public health-care system is doctors' fear for their safety and that of their families. Already doctors have begun to joke ... of patients deters elite students from studying medicine. Despite the government's huge investments in public health-care over the past three years, the doctor-patient relationship has continued ...




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