Hong Kong Medical Association

HK doctors hoping to set up shop over border fight red tape

Despite a cross-border provision for Hong Kong doctors to launch practices on the mainland, medical professionals complain they are being caught up in red tape.

Wednesday, 17 October, 2007, 12:00am

Doctors are resisting raising fees, poll shows

Competition in the private market is growing as more leave public sector

Almost eight out of 10 private doctors in Hong Kong have not increased their fees in the past year, though some specialists have raised theirs by more than 20 per cent, a Hong Kong Medical Association study has found.

17 May 2006 - 12:00am

Insurers seen as Cold-hearted

Doctors have voiced their dismay over the reluctance of most insurers to offer compensation insurance for medical workers.

20 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Most doctors against mandatory system

Your editorial of August 2 headlined 'Physician, heal thyself' has missed the point about continuing medical education (CME) for GPs.

10 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Doctors to get reform details

As doctors prepare for their biggest protest in a decade, hospital chiefs have promised to produce more details on how money saved by reforms can improve services.

The Public Doctors' Association will hold a sit-in at the authority's Kowloon City headquarters on June 25 to protest against a controversial 'two-tier' revamping of staff seniority levels.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Academy 'too far, too expensive'

Hotel conference facilities are more attractive than the $240 million Academy of Medicine campus, which is too far from central areas, the Hong Kong Dental Association says.

Both the dental association and Hong Kong Medical Association have offices in the Duke of Windsor Social Service building in Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, within walking distance of the MTR station.

3 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Patients angered by long wait

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Media glut claim just not true' which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on August 23, and fully agree with what the writer said about the ridiculous conclusion drawn by the Hong Kong Medical Association on the oversupply of doctors in accordance with its simple mathematical calculation and extrapolation.

20 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Doctors may offer help on 'live' infoline

PATIENTS could be charged up to $10 a minute for after-hours advice from their doctor under plans for Hong Kong's first 'live' information telephone line.

Interactive 173 numbers could be established this year if the Government gives the go-ahead.

16 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Medic blasts refusal to quiz controversial transplant doctor

THE international reputation of Hong Kong doctors is being tarnished by the refusal of local professional bodies to investigate the controversial practices of one of their colleagues, it was claimed last night.

27 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Big disparity in fees

ONCE again, the territory's medical fees, particularly for specialist consultation and minor operations, have increased at a rate vastly out of step with inflation. Not all doctors charge the same fees for the same service and in some areas of medical service, notably in general practice, the median increase has been roughly in line with inflation.

18 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Patients' rights

BELLA Chan (Sunday Morning Post, December 5) was not aware of the proper channels for ensuring patients' rights.

The Hong Kong Medical Association (HKMA), with the Consumer Council, pronounced a set of ''Patients' Rights and Responsibilities'' in October last year.

19 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Too much of a good thing

FOR a recently rich society like Hong Kong, the notion of an over-supply of doctors might seem an emblem of prosperity. Certainly it is better than having too few. But having too many doctors creates problems, for in medical practice the law of supplyand demand does not work in the usual way.

29 Nov 1993 - 12:00am