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    New government must be proactive in health care planning

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on health care manpower planning is particularly important, as the shortage can only be eliminated by an overall review of the needs of staff. In 2010-11, the turnover rate of nurses in public ... Shortage of nurses can only be dealt with by overall review of staff needs In recent years, many health care reform proposals have been initiated to address the current and foreseeable ...

  2. Big picture urged on spreading health care

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Schools encouraged to promote self-esteem Health education should go beyond individual behaviour in order to create 'a culture for health' in schools, an expert in the field told an international conference this week. Albert Lee, head ...

  3. Mental health care system inadequate

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The tragedy of a security guard being chopped to death by a mental patient in a public housing block is a sad reminder of our inadequate mental health care system. Limited resources aside, ... to the condition of the 53-year-old psychiatric outpatient, who had sought help at the emergency ward of a public hospital for a chest infection. Three hours later, he lost control at his Sheung Shui flat ...

  4. Five-year plan to ease individuals' health care costs

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to ease the financial burden of health care on individuals by 2015 through a series of reforms, including increasing government spending. Each individuals' share of medical bills will be cut to below 30 per cent, according to the 12th five-year plan on enacting health care reforms, which was published on Thursday. Most ...

  5. Leung opens up health care debate

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in quotas for mainland mothers. At the end of the day, Leung's proposal is a populist measure that treats a symptom of a wider problem- the lack of a strategy for improving health care. The system is a voracious drain on public funds that increasingly struggles to meet the expectations of an ageing population. Blueprints for reform of health-care financing and delivery have been ...

  6. Good primary health care in HK will create a solid foundation

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the challenge of health-care reform, but on the other proposals in the report not highlighted in your report. These include a register for primary care doctors, quality assurance mechanisms to allow ... of up to 5pc for health funds', June 7), it fails to highlight another key tenet of the document- namely the need to improve primary health care in Hong Kong. International research has ...

  7. Health care in China fails to embrace IT

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the health-care industry. In the west, pharmaceutical companies use IT to develop new drugs more effectively and hospitals use new computer systems to better manage health care, such as by storing patient ... is a small part of the IT industry called medical informatics, one that gets little attention in Asia. International Data Corp (IDC) forecast in 2002 that mainland spending on IT in the health-care ...

  8. China Renji plans more takeovers after shifting focus to health care

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong China Renji Medical Group, the new name for Softbank Investment International (Strategic), plans to make more acquisitions by the end of the year worth 'hundreds ... Softbank International last month- introduced its new healthcare-focused business strategy, including working with Wing On Travel to launch health check tours to its Shanghai facilities. China ...

  9. Health-care reform held up by weak leadership

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the committee will be delayed and we still do not know how they will be funded. Options include a medical-savings scheme and higher fees for those who can pay. Health-care reform in Hong Kong has long ... But they are needed to put our health-care system, already the envy of many countries, on a sounder footing. Key objectives are to make the system more efficient and better able to meet the needs of an ageing ...

  10. 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 ...




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