Title

Regulating quality of care in nursing homes in Hong Kong : a social-ecological investigation

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Law & Policy

Publication Date

10-1-2003

Volume

25

Issue

4

First Page

403

Last Page

423

Abstract

A social-ecological model aided by an adversarial methodology was employed to study the regulation of private nursing homes in Hong Kong over a five-year period. Specifically the study addresses the way quality of care and its definitions changed in response to shifting socio-political-economic conditions. The study began when only 2 percent of the industry was licensable. It was found that an initial period of harmful capture was replaced by a period of cooperation between government and the industry, following increased resource flow into the system that made it possible for desirable trade-offs to occur between the two parties. Six-and-a-half years after the introduction of the regulatory ordinance, all homes in the market achieved licensure status.

DOI

10.1111/j.0265-8240.2003.00156.x

Print ISSN

02658240

E-ISSN

14679930

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2003

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Additional Information

An earlier version of this manuscript was presented at the Annual Congress of Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, 28 November 1998, Hong Kong.

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Recommended Citation

Cheung, S.-T., & Chan, A. C. M. (2003). Regulating quality of care in nursing homes in Hong Kong: A social-ecological investigation. Law & Policy, 25(4), 403-423. doi: 10.1111/j.0265-8240.2003.00156.x