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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Aged condemn health care costs and waiting

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A survey has found the elderly are not happy with long waits and costs of the public health care system, but experts said the government's financing proposals would not solve ... models would help deteriorating public health care. 'The main problems right now are the mismanagement of human resources and frequent departures of frontline medical staff,' said Dr ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Hospital Authority staff provide high-quality health care

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dr Richard Lo ('HK has good balance of public and private medical care', June 15) accuses Kaiser Permanente [health care provider] of being offensive but then makes the even more offensive claim that health care workers in the Hospital Authority are lower grade practitioners. If all health care workers were motivated primarily by money then this would almost certainly ...

  8. Quality HealthCare take its services into the community

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... chain as part of a strategy to integrate primary health care firmly into the community, promoting self-care among individuals and reducing the burden on the public health care system. The aim ... the public on the role of each professional service and encourage better personal health care management resulting in a more efficient and effective allocation of medical resources. Pharmacists ...

  9. It's time to reform health care financing

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be time for it to focus on important issues that have been put on hold, such as political development and health care financing. The second round of public consultation on health care financing ... back to the Harvard report in 1999 have called for people who can afford it to pay more for public health care. The latest one suggested workers should contribute to personal post-retirement ...

  10. Higher taxes 'unlikely' for health care reform

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of financing in parallel with taking forward services reform. Views may differ on how best to address the issue of financing.' The latest health-care reform document, which was released ... accounts accumulating their own savings for future health care would be attractive. Mr Tang said the public expected shortcomings in the health system to be addressed as quickly as possible. ...




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