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Article: Health care prioritization in ageing societies: Influence of age, education, health literacy and culture

TitleHealth care prioritization in ageing societies: Influence of age, education, health literacy and culture
Authors
KeywordsElderly
Healthcare services
Priority setting
Issue Date2011
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/healthpol
Citation
Health Policy, 2011, v. 100 n. 2-3, p. 219-233 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To examine how Chinese people in Hong Kong view health care prioritization and to compare the findings with those from a United Kingdom survey. Methods: A cross-sectional opinion survey was conducted in Hong Kong and 1512 participants were interviewed. Results: Data show that the highest rankings were accorded to " treatment for children" and " high technology services." Services for the elderly, whether in the community or in hospitals, and including end-of-life care, were ranked among the lowest. This view was also shared by healthcare professionals. Compared with the UK findings, there are stark contrasts in the low ranking of end-of-life care and the high ranking of high technology services among the HK population. Conclusions: It is evident that most people would give priority to the young over the old in distributing a given amount of healthcare services. To meet the needs of ageing societies and to meet the needs of all users equitably, health care policy needs to acknowledge constraints and the needs for prioritization. Both the public and professionals should engage with policy makers in formulating a policy based on cost benefit considerations as well as overall societal view of prioritization that is not based on age alone. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130085
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.035
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.733
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
CADENZA
Funding Information:

This research was funded by CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors ("CADENZA") which was supported by a grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. We also thank The Salvation Army Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council in helping us to organize the interviews.

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dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBowling, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChau, PHen_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: To examine how Chinese people in Hong Kong view health care prioritization and to compare the findings with those from a United Kingdom survey. Methods: A cross-sectional opinion survey was conducted in Hong Kong and 1512 participants were interviewed. Results: Data show that the highest rankings were accorded to " treatment for children" and " high technology services." Services for the elderly, whether in the community or in hospitals, and including end-of-life care, were ranked among the lowest. This view was also shared by healthcare professionals. Compared with the UK findings, there are stark contrasts in the low ranking of end-of-life care and the high ranking of high technology services among the HK population. Conclusions: It is evident that most people would give priority to the young over the old in distributing a given amount of healthcare services. To meet the needs of ageing societies and to meet the needs of all users equitably, health care policy needs to acknowledge constraints and the needs for prioritization. Both the public and professionals should engage with policy makers in formulating a policy based on cost benefit considerations as well as overall societal view of prioritization that is not based on age alone. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
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dc.subjectHealthcare servicesen_HK
dc.subjectPriority settingen_HK
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dc.subject.meshAging-
dc.subject.meshCulture-
dc.subject.meshHealth Literacy-
dc.subject.meshHealth Priorities-
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