Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2021-11-08 | Sing Tao

Maintaining the referral system: Let family doctors assume the gatekeeper role in healthcare



The Government suggests allowing patients to have direct access to healthcare professional services, such as physiotherapy, without a doctor’s referral in its latest Policy Address. However, it will weaken the role of doctors in keeping the gate for people’s health and causing delay to patients in receiving appropriate care.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.