The corporatisation of public hospital services in Hong Kong: a possible public choice explanation
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This article examines the official explanation for the establishment of the Hospital Authority. It questions the altruistic motives of the government and points out that the reforms recently undertaken in the area of public hospital services could have been carried out at a much lower cost without corporatisation. It analyses the motives of the various key actors in the formation of the Hospital Authority using the public choice approach. Based on available evidence, it concludes that the corporatisation policy was the result of cooperation among proximate policy-makers motivated mainly by self-interest.
Asian Journal of Public Administration
Yuen, P. (1994). The corporatisation of public hospital services in Hong Kong: a possible public choice explanation. Asian Journal of Public Administration, 16 (2), 165-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02598272.1994.10800292