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Impact of Ageing Population on the Healthcare System in Hong Kong

   

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Disease and DisordersNutrition and WellnessPublic and Global HealthHealthcare and Research
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Contents
Introduction..............................................................................................................................3
Concerned issues of health care in Hong Kong........................................................................3
Proposed solution.....................................................................................................................4
Government efforts for policy redevelopment......................................................................4
Change amendment proposed for health policies.................................................................5
14th five-year plan of China......................................................................................................6
A pool of opportunity for Hong Kongers to deal with elderly healthcare issues..................6
Conclusion............................................................................................................................... 7
References:...............................................................................................................................8
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Introduction
The health care system of Hong Kong is mainly focused on public health, service
delivery, public hospital reforms, essential medicines, and insurance. The average life
expectancy of the Hong Kong has increased by 1.4 years, when compared for last 10 years
(Ebenstein et al., 2015). This fact demands more health care efforts in order to deal with
issues like chronic complication, depression, and age-disability for aged citizens. Thus, with a
demographic change consisting of older people there will be significant changes in the
Healthcare System of the country. In the present report, the impact of ageing population on
the health care system has been discussed. The discussed issues include (i) cost associated
with health expenditure and (ii) enhanced burden related to caring of ageing population over
the younger population, demanding an overburden on working group. The overall objective
of this work is to highlight the issues related to ageing community and concurrent approach
to mitigate the challenge
Concerned issues of health care in Hong Kong
It is evident that with growing aging population, there is negative impact on the
Healthcare System of the nation. According to Bai, Lai and Gua (2016), with the rise in
elderly people population there will be increment in the expenditure on healthcare as well as
social welfare services. Based on the reports of World Health Organization (WHO) most of
the elderly populations in Hong Kong, suffer from chronic non-communicable diseases like
high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and congestive heart
failure. Among these diseases cancer, diabetes, dementia, and obesity requires high treatment
cost, which cost for 34% of annual health expenditure (Kwok, Lee, Lo, & Yip, 2017). Apart
from chronic diseases, most of the elderly population also suffer from disability, such as
inability in performing routine activities and inability to undertake mechanical or mobile
work. Treating both chronic condition as well as the level of disability of each patient
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