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postgraduate thesis: An analytical paper: the impact of non-entitled pregnant women on Hong Kong healthcare system and the wayforward

TitleAn analytical paper: the impact of non-entitled pregnant women on Hong Kong healthcare system and the wayforward
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Pang, P. [彭寶如]. (2012). An analytical paper : the impact of non-entitled pregnant women on Hong Kong healthcare system and the way forward. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842519
AbstractBackground: Medical tourism is arising in Asian countries and in Hong Kong, the maternal tourism is evolving due to the influx of non-entitled pregnant women from mainland China for deliveries. The visitors were attracted not only by the technical advancement of Hong Kong healthcare system, but its special administrative background which grants the babies with a permanent resident identity as well as the citizenship benefits regardless to their parental status. Besides, the parents could avoid penalties from the "One Child Policy" in China. With the limited healthcare resources, non-local mothers started to compete with the local mothers for obstetric services. The community raised their concerns in developing of maternity tourism and verbalised their demands in protecting local rights and equity to resources. Aims and Objectives: There are limited published researches available on maternal tourism or the specific situation faced by Hong Kong. By analysing grey literature, this paper would like to suggest the impact exerted on the healthcare system by the influx of non-eligible mothers with a medical tourism framework. Results: The impact of non-local-mother deliveries on healthcare system were discussed in the areas of governance, delivery, financing, human resources and regulation. Future research could be done on assessing the priorities in the framework components and the direction, effectiveness of the management strategies for non-entitled deliveries.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectMedical tourism - China - Hong Kong.
Pregnant women - Medical care - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramPublic Health

 

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dc.contributor.authorPang, Po-yu.-
dc.contributor.author彭寶如.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationPang, P. [彭寶如]. (2012). An analytical paper : the impact of non-entitled pregnant women on Hong Kong healthcare system and the way forward. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842519-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Medical tourism is arising in Asian countries and in Hong Kong, the maternal tourism is evolving due to the influx of non-entitled pregnant women from mainland China for deliveries. The visitors were attracted not only by the technical advancement of Hong Kong healthcare system, but its special administrative background which grants the babies with a permanent resident identity as well as the citizenship benefits regardless to their parental status. Besides, the parents could avoid penalties from the "One Child Policy" in China. With the limited healthcare resources, non-local mothers started to compete with the local mothers for obstetric services. The community raised their concerns in developing of maternity tourism and verbalised their demands in protecting local rights and equity to resources. Aims and Objectives: There are limited published researches available on maternal tourism or the specific situation faced by Hong Kong. By analysing grey literature, this paper would like to suggest the impact exerted on the healthcare system by the influx of non-eligible mothers with a medical tourism framework. Results: The impact of non-local-mother deliveries on healthcare system were discussed in the areas of governance, delivery, financing, human resources and regulation. Future research could be done on assessing the priorities in the framework components and the direction, effectiveness of the management strategies for non-entitled deliveries.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48425199-
dc.subject.lcshMedical tourism - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshPregnant women - Medical care - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleAn analytical paper: the impact of non-entitled pregnant women on Hong Kong healthcare system and the wayforward-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4842519-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4842519-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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