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Article: Efficiency is dependent on the control of supply.

TitleEfficiency is dependent on the control of supply.
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2001, v. 7 n. 2, p. 169-173 How to Cite?
AbstractAt a time when health care systems are undergoing reform, it is useful to review the causes of inefficiency in health care, along with potential solutions. Such solutions can affect suppliers (supply-side measures) or users of care (demand-side measures). This paper argues that to have an efficient health care system, supply-side measures must be implemented. Some examples of supply-side measures, with particular relevance to the Hong Kong situation, are discussed. By their nature, supply-side measures require government intervention. Only then, can allocative efficiency, as well as technical efficiency, be achieved. Once a health care system is operating efficiently, it is an easier task to determine whether the system requires more resources, either currently, or in the future.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53528
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorMcGhee, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:22:23Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:22:23Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2001, v. 7 n. 2, p. 169-173en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAt a time when health care systems are undergoing reform, it is useful to review the causes of inefficiency in health care, along with potential solutions. Such solutions can affect suppliers (supply-side measures) or users of care (demand-side measures). This paper argues that to have an efficient health care system, supply-side measures must be implemented. Some examples of supply-side measures, with particular relevance to the Hong Kong situation, are discussed. By their nature, supply-side measures require government intervention. Only then, can allocative efficiency, as well as technical efficiency, be achieved. Once a health care system is operating efficiently, it is an easier task to determine whether the system requires more resources, either currently, or in the future.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Careen_HK
dc.subject.meshEfficiency, Organizationalen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Reformen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.titleEfficiency is dependent on the control of supply.en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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