Integrity, Innovation and Sustainability
11 January 2016, Monday
PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus

Keynote Address

The Future Cost of Health and Care

2:15 pm  -  2:45 pm
PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus
Contrary to common belief, it is likely that future costs of care and medical treatment of the elderly need not rise much, if at all, as a proportion of GDP. But people might well prefer that more of their country’s income be spent on health and care, for the sake of improved quality and length

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Plenary Session I

The Use of Health Economic Data in Maximizing Health Outcomes - a Global Perspective

3:00 pm  -  3:20 pm
PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus
Cost of healthcare is rising at an alarming rate around the globe. The reasons for this include a change in demographics, an increase in life expectancy due to better healthcare services, ever escalating costs of new health technologies, and an increasing demand from the general public.   As a result, the budget for healthcare has

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Plenary Session II

Reforming Hospital Care Financing in Hong Kong: Everyone a Private Patient

3:20 pm  -  3:40 pm
PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus
This study attempts to assess the efficiency of Hong Kong’s existing public hospital care financing. Time series data on input and output of public hospitals suggest that while output has increased over time, resources provided has increased even more, implying a steady decline in efficiency (even after adjusting for aging population and outpatient provisions). Alternative

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Parallel Sessions

4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus
A. The International Medical Tourism and Wellness, Chaired by Prof. Hanqin Qiu 1 Social Impact of Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) of Chinese Mainland Tourists on Hong Kong: Evidence from Hong Kong Residents Dr James Shen, City University of Macau, Macau 2 Holistic Development of Wellness Tourism in Buddhamonthon Mr Kantatouj Amaranonta, Mae Fah Luang University,

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1:30 pm  -  2:00 pm
2:00 pm  -  2:15 pm
2:45 pm  -  3:00 pm
Presentation of Awards for Outstanding Student Papers in Health Studies
3:40 pm  -  4:00 pm
Tea Break
4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm

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