HK’s Doctor Situation

At the last count in 2009 Hong Kong had 1.8 doctors per 1,000 people, one of the lowest ratios among developed countries. Singapore has 2.2, Britain 2.7 and the US 3.1. The HK Government plans for the 2 medical teaching universities to raise first year admissions from 320 to 420 beginning next year.

The question is how a sudden increase in the supply of locally trained doctors 7 years from now addresses the problems. There has, in the past, been budgetary difficulty in hiring all medical graduates and even encouragement of doctors leaving the system.


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