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  1. Patients set to bear the brunt of rising cost of insurance

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... obstetricians and doctors in high-risk specialties, such as neurosurgery and spinal surgery, will face the biggest rise, at 30 per cent. Private obstetricians, who pay the largest annual subscription ... to cover the higher costs.' Private doctors in low-risk specialties, such as community medicine and dermatology, will be least affected, with a 3 per cent increase from HK$20,865 a year. ...

  2. Innovative thinking needed in health sector

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the training of future doctors in family medicine, four years after the 'cradle-to-grave' specialty was proposed as a cornerstone of health care reforms. University of Hong Kong council ... But if the discipline is to compete with traditional specialties as a career choice, there is an urgent need for more practical recognition of its role in a modern health care system. Finding a way around ...

  3. Health official rejects 'incompetent' claim

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Private hospitals were not required to keep lists of on-call doctors for different specialties because they were not supposed to provide acute and tertiary care, a senior health ... for all specialties... everything has a cost and it is just unaffordable.' Dr Tam said the department expected private hospitals to be able to stabilise patients during emergencies ...

  4. Career prospects bad for physicians' health

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doctors in 14 different specialties. But neither can it expect doctors to sacrifice career opportunities to solve a management problem, or expect patients to join lengthening queues for treatment ...

  5. Health industry praises new state policy

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to find their own niche by building specialty hospitals. Private hospitals at present could not compete with public ones, he said, because public hospitals still had the best doctors and equipment. In 10 years' time, private hospitals might be able to compete, Feng said, 'but at the moment, their best strategy is to develop specialty hospitals and build ...

  6. Cuts that bleed

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... urgent conditions, and waiting times got worse in all specialties, particularly surgery. The authority noted in its annual plan for 2007-08 that it was forced into 'limiting or refusing ...

  7. Heart bypass and holiday thrown in

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... are also developing 'wellness' specialties, encouraging patients to live healthy lifestyles. As part of its service, Bumrungrad lists the costs of its procedures, for example, the median ...

  8. SCMP Debate

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... specialties and strengthen the quality of health care. What measures should be taken to address the shortage of medical staff? Enhancing quality training is the key. In 2004, experienced nurses ...



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