HONG KONG 2005
Hong Kong 2005
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Table 27
(Chapter 8: Health)
 
Hospital Beds and Selected Types of Registered Healthcare Professionals
              2004   2005#  
          Number   Ratio (1) Number   Ratio (1)
Hospital beds         34 400   5.0   34 128   4.9  
Doctors(2)         11 242   1.6   11 505   1.7  
Chinese medicine practitioners(3)         4 986   0.7   5 133   0.7  
Dentists(2)         1 896   0.3   1 941   0.3  
Pharmacists         1 517   0.2   1 583   0.2  
Nurses(4)(5)         44 402   6.4   35 465   5.1  
Midwives         4 866   0.7   4 917   0.7  
Chiropractors         74     86    
 
 
Notes:
Figures are as at end of the year.
(1) Number of beds/healthcare professionals per 1 000 population.
(2) Figures refer to the doctors/dentists with full registration on both the local and overseas lists.
(3) Figures do not include listed Chinese medicine practitioners who can practise lawfully in Hong Kong under the transitional arrangements for registration of Chinese medicine practitioners until a date to be announced by the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food in the Gazette. Listed Chinese medicine practitioners may apply for registration under the requirements of transitional arrangements.
(4) Figures refer to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.
(5) The number and rate of nurses had dropped in 2005 due to the removal of names of more than 9 000 nurses from the register/roll in accordance with Section 7(3)(e) and Section 13(3)(e) of the Nurses Registration Ordinance.
Less than  0.05.
Sources: Department of Health.
(Enquiry Telephone No.: 2961 8582)
Hospital Authority.
(Enquiry Telephone No.: 2300 6515)
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