The Consumer Council launches a survey showing 43 per cent of private medical policy holders in Hong Kong would seek treatment at the city’s public hospitals instead. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong public hospitals under pressure as Consumer Council study reveals scale of patients with private medical insurance being treated under state system

  • Private health cover is surging, but survey shows fears over disputed claims and poor coverage mean policy holders seek treatment at public hospitals
  • State-funded hospitals already overstretched amid ageing population and increasing demand
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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The Consumer Council launches a survey showing 43 per cent of private medical policy holders in Hong Kong would seek treatment at the city’s public hospitals instead. Photo: Shutterstock
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