Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2019-09-30 | Sing Tao

Rerouting health journey: From disease-centred to patient-centred healthcare

Many Hongkongers are used to see a doctor only when they are sick, but in many cases, illnesses do not occur overnight and cannot be cured easily after the onset of disease. Members of the public should take a proactive role in disease prevention, thus reducing health risks. The Centre suggests engaging a community-based multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals in people’s health journey to facilitate self-management of health.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.