The health security systems for end-stage renal disease patients with dialysis in Hong Kong
Mengying Liu, Juan Du
The incidence and prevalence of end-stage of renal disease (ESRD) are increasing worldwide recently years. So the renal replacement therapy (RRT) cost of ESRD is strong financial burden not only for the patient and his family but also for government and society. Fortunately, there are a lot of various health security systems contemporary in Hong Kong. Thus, this review aims to systematically introduce the current health security status of RRT patients, which mainly including maintenance heamodialysis (HD) population and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) population in Hong Kong. First, generally introduce the RRT including maintenance HD and CAPD for the ESRD patients in Hong Kong. Second, sum up the financial burdens of HD and CAPD for ESRD patients in Hong Kong. Thirdly, highlight to review the government policy and the medical security systems for CAPD and HD patients in Hong Kong. As well as finally, outlook the benefits of medical security systems for CAPD patients at Hong Kong and give the direction of further research on this major subject in the near future.