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  1. Entry bar for doctors must be seen to be fair

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... competency, are in general fair and square. Knowledgeable and qualified candidates have nothing to fear. Yet the Hospital Authority is ready to give (limited) medical licences to selective ...

  2. Missing the obvious

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... tasks are bungled with such regularity by supposedly well-trained individuals. But this view is strongly prejudiced by our societal concept of sentient autonomy, which attributes erroneous ... and the risk is increased by stress, overburden, distraction, tiredness and 'look-alike, sound-alike qualities' (of drugs, tests and patients). In general, the greater the expertise, the more ...

  3. A dignified death is possible without legalising euthanasia

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offered'. The gravity of euthanasia far exceeds that of an individual choice. The far-reaching societal consequences of legalising euthanasia, including the impact on societal values, the negative ...

  4. Revamped health care system must have fewer restrictions

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and to respond to the basic questions regarding any healthcare system. The foundation of such a system lies in societal values. Every nation's health care system is the product of unique conditions and societal attitudes. It has been said of the United States that you would seldom hear someone there remark: 'I will reduce the quality of the health care I get so that all Americans can get ...

  5. On the mend

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by John Berthelsen

    ... on income adjusted for deductions and allowances- or a flat 15 per cent of gross income, depending on which is lower, not higher. This is not a place for socialistic approaches to societal ... sanatorium that was turned into a 600-bed general facility in 1991 and remains partly government funded. Ruttonjee is emblematic of Hong Kong's parallel medical infrastructure, which features 12 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... to generate meaningful estimates. The term "rare disease" is defined differently from country to country. In general, a disease is considered rare if it affects up to one in 2,000 people. ...

  7. Party drug crippling our children's minds, bodies

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The party drug ketamine has been around for more than 40 years, but no one really knows the full extent of the health risks associated with taking it. Hong Kong doctors have a good idea of two of the side effects, though- bladder and kidney dysfunction- a ...

  8. Prisoner found to have concealed dangerous drugs

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.57pm: An inmate last week was found to have hidden packets of dangerous drugs in his body, a spokesman for the Correctional Services Department said on Monday. The 32-year-old remand prisoner, surnamed Li, was admitted to Lai Chi ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... by these bacteria that negates the effects of virtually all known antibiotics, including carbapenems, a class of antibiotics generally regarded as the last resort for this sort of infection. In essence, ... precautions such as including isolation in single rooms and enhanced cleaning must be promptly instituted. Generally, hospitals and nursing homes should have institution-wide guidelines ...

  10. Accused doctors in medical blunder

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... groups was involved in another medical blunder relating to a patient referral. A woman who suffered from heavy periods consulted a general practitioner of the group in February 2004, who referred ...




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