Bedside Manner: Hospital and Health Care in Hong Kong

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Chinese University Press, 1999 - 276 頁

In Hong Kong the responsibility for building and operating hospitals used to be shared by the Government of Hong Kong and a number of charities, including religious orders, some with traditions dating back to the earliest times. Unfortunately this dual system of government and subvented hospitals was not integrated, leading to problems of coordination and management and resulting in gaps and duplication in services, inefficient and ineffective use of resources, as well as low staff morale. The problems persisted against a background of significant population growth, rising community expectations, and technological advancement. Fundamental and radical solutions were needed. Overseas experts were invited by the Hong Kong Government to study the situation in the mid-1980s. Finally the Government adopted their proposal and set up an autonomous body, the Hospital Authority, to tackle this crucial problem. The development of this local health care system since the 1980s, the setting up of the Hospital Authority and its work in the past few years form the subject of this book.

 

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內容

Chapter 1 Once Upon a Time
1
A Change in Direction
27
A Large Degree of Autonomy
53
Biting the Bullet
75
Getting Started
99
A Living Reality
125
Managers in White Coats
145
The Hospitals
163
The Suffering Public
191
Public Private
215
Paying the Bills
231
Epilogue
255
Facts and Figures
259
Bibliography
269
Index
271
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關於作者 (1999)

Robin Hutcheon was the Editor of the largest local English newspaper, South China Morning Post in 1967-1986.

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