Hong Kong Med J 2001;7:155-61 | Number 2, June 2001
SEMINAR PAPERS—HEALTH CARE REFORM
Health care funding and delivery in Hong Kong: what should be done?
Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
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.
Key words: Community health services/economies; Delivery of health care; Efficiency; Insurance, health
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