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Everyone experiences different health problems at various stages in life. Hence, it is impossible to engage a particular medical professional to manage care services of all medical specialties. The question is: How can a healthcare system be qualified as ‘comprehensive’? By adopting the ‘all-embracing care’ principle – one of the six primary healthcare (PHC) service assessment principles proposed by the Centre, this analysis examines the comprehensiveness of local PHC services in term of western and Chinese medicine out-patient, as well as oral and eye healthcare services.
The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.