This paper considers the involvement and performance in the health sector of the Hong Kong government prior to and beyond the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China in July 1997.
The paper commences with a historical survey of health services development, which provides insights into why the health system functions in its present haphazard manner.
This section culminates by discussing the 1991 establishment of the statutory Hospital Authority which was an attempt to alleviate escalating problems in the administration of hospitals and public health services.
Next, the paper surveys the present. discussing, respectively. the roles of government and private service providers. health care outcomes and the contribution of traditional Chinese medicine.
Finally. the paper outlines a range of pressing issues which Hong Kong's future policy-makers will need to confront : the organization of the health sector, health financing and the health policy deficit.
In the conclusion, it is posited that there is a need for government to formulate a health policy and to clarify its role in the provision of services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire, Historique, Changement social, Gouvernement, Hong Kong, Chine, Asie, Restructuration, Médecine chinoise, Médecine traditionnelle, 1841-1998
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Public health organization, Health policy, Case history, Social change, Government, Hong Kong, China, Asia, Restructuration, Chinese medicine, Folk medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0407364
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 25/01/1999.