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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485970/privatisation-would-damage-health-care-hk
  2. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Reforming mainland hospitals 'a tough job'

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

    ... of its health-care system, the health minister says changing public hospitals is the trickiest task he faces in the next three years. "The hard part is to reform the public hospital ... and remote areas have access to essential health care. The mainland began pilot public-hospital reforms in 300 county-level hospitals last year, eliminating a medicine surcharge and introducing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1159356/reforming-mainland-hospitals-tough-job
  3. 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, ... 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, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177263/private-hospitals-arent-giving-their-patients-important-price-details
  4. News - China

    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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1074327/harbin-doctors-killing-highlights-problem-hospitals
  5. Invigorated medical and wellness sector quickens nation's economic pulse

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 06:38pm by Elaine Deng

    ... in the region." The primary owner and driver of the health care travel EPP, MHTC facilitates public-private sector collaboration to formulate strategic plans for the development and promotion of health ... MHTC has seen health care travellers increase by 47 per cent in the past year alone. Most medical tourists come from Indonesia, but the largest growth is coming from China, Bangladesh, Britain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1046174/invigorated-medical-and-wellness-sector-quickens-nations-economic-pulse
  6. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Bedside vigil pits husband against hospital he blames for wife's woes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Bedside vigil pits husband against hospital For the past three years, Luo Zhanmiao, a 73-year-old retired engineer, has slept on a "bed" made of three chairs fitted together alongside his 68-year-old wife at a public hospital in Guangzhou. For more than 1,000 nights, he has helped care for her. But his presence is also a protest of sorts against the hospital, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1043357/bedside-vigil-pits-husband-against-hospital-he-blames-wifes-woes
  7. Medical care blueprint defended after criticism

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Health Minister Chen Zhu yesterday defended the heavily criticised health care reform blueprint released for public consultation, but said he would outline the five ... because of dissatisfaction over the progress of health care reform under the leadership of former minister Gao Qiang, said at an event co-sponsored by the medical publication The Lancet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657104/medical-care-blueprint-defended-after-criticism
  8. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Shanghai's 'Dr Smile' Zhang Qiang goes private for public good

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... "ailing" public health care system and pursue their dreams as "pure" doctors. Why did you quit the public Shanghai East Hospital, where as director of its vascular surgery department you ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Vascular surgeon who made a radical move to exit the public hospital system hopes to be a model 'pure' doctor and help patients better 'Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1192521/shanghais-dr-smile-zhang-qiang-goes-private-public-good
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance ... of health services remains defined by lengthening queues and waiting times in the heavily subsidised public system. One of the recommendations of the Health and Medical Development Advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455782/welcome-step-easing-burden-public-health-care-system
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and Britain are natural partners in health care reform

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:28am by CAROLINE WILSON

    ... of their budgets, operating free from direct government control as "foundation trusts". Public-private partnerships and innovations in health care technology have improved the quality and patient ... Caroline Wilson Caroline Wilson says with their similar health care challenges, Britain and Hong Kong will benefit from closer collaboration on solutions Sharing caring This week, Lord ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1506553/hong-kong-and-britain-are-natural-partners-health-care

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