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dc.contributorDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.creatorKwok, Yuen-leung David-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic University-
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleChoice of hospitalen_US
dcterms.abstractHealth service utilization is a fragile behavioural pattern that is affected by a large number of factors. They include patients' culture, value, belief, experience, finance ability, etc. However, the most common health service utilization decision that a local citizen has to make is the choice between utilizing the service provided either by the public or the private sector, especially when we talk about hospitalization service. This study explores the principal factors that lie behind and support this decision and how other factors, for instance presence of medical insurance cover, is likely to affect this choice. We would also study about how this choice is affected by perceived changes in price level of the public sector and by how much public patients can live up with a prospective fee raise.en_US
dcterms.extent71 leaves ; 30 cmen_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHHospitals -- China -- Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.LCSHHospital care -- China -- Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.LCSHMedical care -- China -- Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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