Title

Health care funding and delivery in Hong Kong : what should be done? = 香港醫療服務架構及融資制度 : 何去何從?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Hong Kong Medical Journal

Publication Date

6-1-2001

Volume

7

Issue

2

First Page

155

Last Page

161

Abstract

This paper outlines a taxonomy of alternative health care funding avenues and the implications of these alternatives. The current approach to health care funding in Sweden is highlighted and a similar proposal outlined to meet the Hong Kong situation. The benefits of the proposed combination of tax-funded and capped voluntary payments, supplemented by 'moral hazard neutral' fees are presented, in terms of expenditure containment, universal access to health care, and optimal resource allocation. 本報告概述了不同的醫護融資方法概念上的分別及利幣,並重點介紹瑞典目前採用的醫護融資和收費模式。作者認為香港可採用類似的融資方案。他指出以一般稅收融資配合「道德風險」中性的和設有上限的收費有三大優點,包括成本控制、全民共享及合理分配資源等。

Print ISSN

10242708

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Recommended Citation

Ho, L. S. (2001). Health care funding and delivery in Hong Kong: What should be done? Hong Kong Medical Journal, 7(2), 155-161. Retrieved from http://www.hkmj.org/article_pdfs/hkm0106p155.pdf