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Hong Kong Health Insurance Articles

CCW Global Insurance Brokers has created a number of in-depth resources and articles to help you understand the issues revolving around health insurance in Hong Kong. We will be continually updating this page with content which provides extensive analysis and investigates all the core concerns in relation to your coverage needs in Asia's world city.

Hospital Bed Crisis in Hong Kong’s Future

Published on: 31 March 2014 by Michael Lamb

A recent report published by the South China Morning Post has stated that Hong Kong will face a Hospital crisis by 2026 due to the fact that local medical facilities will not be able to provide enough beds to cover patient demand.

As CCW Global has previously reported, Hong Kong public hospitals are already experiencing severe overcrowding. The burden placed on a number of the city’s publically operated hospitals has increased to such an extent that patient demand, and the inability of these facilities to provide adequate numbers of beds is correlated to higher levels of patient mortality and increasing doctor turnover.

Drive for Transparency in Private Medical Costs

Published on: 27 January 2014 by Michael Lamb

Private Healthcare Costs in Hong Kong ProhibitiveHong Kong, the freest economy on earth according to the Heritage Foundation, has long been home to extremely high private healthcare costs – second highest in the world after the USA. This has caused a number of issues for the city, including heightened costs of health insurance protection and placing a severe burden on publicly operated healthcare facilities due to the extreme costs associated with the private sector. However, according to a report in the South China Morning Post* this situation may be about to change.

On January 27th 2014 the paper revealed a proposal which would see private hospitals and doctors provide accurate pricing for treatments prior to a patient receiving treatment.

Hong Kong Public Hospitals Severely Overcrowded

Published on: 22 January 2014 by Michael Lamb

Public hospitals in Hong Kong are having problems dealing with increased patient demand due to a surge in cases of seasonal flu, according to an article published by the South China Morning Post.*

In the latest of an ongoing series of reports highlighting myriad problems at Hong Kong’s government run public healthcare institutions it has emerged that more than 600 non-emergency operations may be delayed in the next few weeks as the Hospital Authority works to deal with a swell in the total number of patients resulting from a particularly virulent strain of seasonal flu.

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