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  1. Patient dies in drug mix-up, woman given wrong blood in latest risk list

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a growing list of blunders at public hospitals. The Hospital Authority would not elaborate on the two incidents, which were revealed yesterday in its latest 'Risk Alert'. It also reported ... that a special task force would be set up to investigate the quality of service provided by public hospitals and their management. $37.4b Hong Kong's estimated public expenditure, in the local ...

  2. A lesson in crisis management

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... and credibility, according to Y. M. Tam, managing partner at the Hong Kong Institute of Crisis Management, a local crisis management training company. For a government that isn't known for always ... is setting out goals, isolating problems and adapting- a few of the steps needed to favourably overcome a crisis, Mr Tam said. Here's a look at some basic crisis management steps ...

  3. Awareness of illness raises suicide risk

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enrolled in the Early Assessment Service for Young People with Early Psychosis, or EASY, are followed up by a case manager, usually a nurse, who offers counselling and help in job hunting. But honorary clinical assistant Professor Law Chi-wing said there were only a dozen case managers in Hong Kong, who on average needed to take care of 80 to 100 patients. He said the ideal proportion ...

  4. On-call cuts could put patients at risk, say doctors

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

    ... the final responsibility for extra spending related to doctors being on call under the court ruling. One senior hospital manager said patients would be put at risk by putting fewer doctors on call. ...

  5. Pharmacists can lessen heart-care risks: study

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong An academic has called for greater involvement of clinical pharmacists in the treatment of hyperlipidaemia patients, saying a survey has shown they could help reduce the risk ... disease risk. In the Chinese University study, 300 Prince of Wales patients were equally divided into two groups, one with pharmacists' intervention and the other group received routine care ...

  6. Plan takes 'low-risk' patients out of hospitals

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Oi Tong. They will teach patients- deemed to be low risk by public doctors- the necessary skills to manage their diseases at home. Dr Lo said public hospitals would not directly provide ... Patsy Moy Patients' rights group accuses medical chief of 'passing the buck' to agencies Chronic patients deemed 'low risk' will be transferred from specialist ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - DIET BLACK TEA

    Black tea may lower risk of diabetes

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Black tea may protect against type 2 diabetes A lot has been said about the health benefits of green tea, but a new study published in the online journal BMJ Open suggests that black is, well, the new black. Researcher ...

  8. Fear and knowing

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... creeping up. This is all about risk perception- which psychologists say is poorly understood and in need of better study. There's already a body of work on it, particularly on why we're not afraid of the things that are most likely to kill us. It's been called optimism bias- the idea that the normal human psychological response to risk is to accept that it's out ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    HK study shows breast cancer risks from stress and lack of exercise

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Researchers say stress and lack of exercise are big risk factors, especially for younger women- whose tumours are more aggressive HK study finds lifestyle linked to breast cancer Too little exercise and a stressful lifestyle are the most common risk factors for developing breast cancer, scientists have warned. Most patients aged under 40 exercise less than ...

  10. Stress management and the psychosomatic approach

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dr Lau Yuk-king familypost@scmp.com Since November, three families have consulted me regarding their children, who each began to display psychosomatic symptoms that caused a prolonged absence from school. Psychosomatic symptoms are physical manifestations ...




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