While the study has not investigated why this group of people were more likely to be financially deprived from medical care, Wong said long waiting times in public hospitals, which was intended to be a safety net,– which provides around 70 per cent of outpatient care and 10 per cent for inpatients – could stop people getting help. Photo: Edward Wong

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While the study has not investigated why this group of people were more likely to be financially deprived from medical care, Wong said long waiting times in public hospitals, which was intended to be a safety net,– which provides around 70 per cent of outpatient care and 10 per cent for inpatients – could stop people getting help. Photo: Edward Wong
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