The patient-doctor ratio in Hong Kong is much lower than many other developed countries. The ratio is about 4.5 psychiatrists per 100,000 people, with only 330 working in the public sector.

Breaking point: Hong Kong’s overburdened mental health care system in need of a fix

A plan for psychiatrists in the private sector to take on more patients and ease the strain on the public health system has been welcomed by the profession. But is the issue of treating mental illness just a question of resources?

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The patient-doctor ratio in Hong Kong is much lower than many other developed countries. The ratio is about 4.5 psychiatrists per 100,000 people, with only 330 working in the public sector.
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