Asian government introduce reforms in public hospital systems
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Asian economic crisis has led to sharp increases in admissions to public hospitals in the region as patients are unable to afford private healthcare, according to Geoffrey Lieu, deputy director of the Hong Kong hospital authority. This has put pressure on the government sector, which accounts for less than 50% of total healthcare expenditure in Asia, he commented at The Economist's third annual healthcare conference in London last month.
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