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Hong Kong’s healthcare system has overemphasised the treatment of diseases until the Government proactively develops primary healthcare (PHC) services to shift the focus to health promotion and disease prevention. To achieve this paradigm shift, there should be sufficient quality healthcare professionals to ensure efficacy of community-based services. This analysis uses the ‘quality assurance’ principle proposed by the Centre to review the manpower resources and supports of PHC services.
The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.