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  1. Review urged of private-ops pilot scheme

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Doctors have called on the Hospital Authority to review or end a long-running pilot scheme providing subsidies to cataract patients to have private surgery after ... in their fourth year, had exceeded their scheduled duration of two to three years and had lasted a long time for pilot schemes. 'It is now time to carry out a comprehensive review ...

  2. Doctors seek second review of warning in overcharging case

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A third of the Medical Council's 28 members have petitioned for a second time for a review of a controversial case that saw a doctor reprimanded for overcharging, saying ... on Monday asking for a review of a ruling that found the private doctor guilty of 'excessive' medical charges and accepting a 'rebate in disguise'. They hope the matter can ...

  3. Panel to review cancer therapy

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez An advisory panel has been set up to review use of a new cancer treatment after one of two patients given the drug at Prince of Wales Hospital saw ... comprised oncologists from Chinese University and public hospitals. It will further review the use of the new regimen for patients with Burkitt's lymphoma, and whether it is appropriate ...

  4. Charge for specialist drugs to be reviewed

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

    ... Ng Kang-chung The Hospital Authority has promised to review a four-year-old scheme governing the use of expensive drugs in public hospitals after it asked the family of a road accident victim to pay HK$21,000 for- possibly lifesaving- specialist medicine. The authority's chief executive Shane Solomon yesterday admitted the incident revealed 'a grey area' ...

  5. Review of flu measures before schools resume

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Food and Health Bureau and the Education Bureau will meet early this week to discuss flu arrangements in preparation for the possible reopening of primary schools, kindergartens, care centres and special schools at the end of the month. T ...

  6. Review may see improvements to home services for elderly

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Home services for the elderly are to be reviewed by the Elderly Commission, which will propose improvements to the government by next October. Commission chairman Leong Che-hung said: 'We will see how to improve the service of private residential care homes for the elderly and review the current practice of buying residential care places from private ...

  7. Deaths spur calls for patient safety review

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Lilian Goh

    ... Ella Lee and Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority has been called on to review patient safety after three heart patients died on the operating table at Queen Elizabeth Hospital within 10 ... yesterday held an emergency meeting to review the deaths. Some public doctors said the three fatal cases were the 'tip of the iceberg' of problems arising from the overburdened public ...

  8. Criteria for travel alerts will be reviewed

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The World Health Organisation will review its criteria for imposing travel advisories against countries. The United Nations health agency would set 'more objective, transparent and consistent criteria' for future travel advisories against countries or areas as a control measure against global epidemics, a senior official said. The WHO regional director for the Western ...

  9. Triple suicide prompts review of services

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan, Sherry Lee

    ... to find out what could be done to better help the mentally ill fit into society. But he said no timetable or targets had been set for the review. Mr Tang said discrimination also prevented mental ...

  10. Complex mix in health review

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... In the second of a three-part series on a government examination of the overburdened public health system, Mary Ann Benitez looks at the work of a committee studying financing options Comprehensive statistics on health-care variables, demographics, hospit ...




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