Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2017-09-04 | Sing Tao

Division of labour in healthcare: The best for patients



To reduce the long queues of patients, there have been suggestions of training other medical personnel to take up some of the doctor’s responsibilities. However, this involves a change in the division of labour amongst different medical personnel which may not be beneficial to public health. What our healthcare system needs right now is establishing family physician-led primary care teams with clearly defined roles, and educating the public on good practices of seeking medical attention.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.