Community-based rehabilitation in Hong Kong: Opportunities and challenges

Kar Wai Tong, Nai Kuen Fong

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Abstract

Community care is one of the worldwide strategies for governments to manage contemporary healthcare challenges and long-term care. In response to an ageing population, the Hong Kong government has been promoting the concepts of community care and made initiatives, inter alia, in community-based rehabilitation (CBR). Despite these new drives, there is insufficient supply of CBR services. Provisions of CBR are currently fragmented, project-based, or on a self-financed basis. The authors argue that there is a lack of longer-term plan on CBR and that the government still relies on the heavily subsidized public hospital system. In this chapter, the authors share their views on the opportunities and challenges of CBR in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population
PublisherIGI Global
Pages294-319
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781522526346
ISBN (Print)9781522526339
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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