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(added on 2009/03/03)

Hospital services in Hong Kong 香港的醫院服務

©2009 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: Occupancy rate and inpatients discharges/ death from Hospital Authority (2005-2006), HKSAR; Population statistics from Census and Statistics Department (2006), HKSAR.
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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Map shows the relationship between occupancy rates, inpatients discharges and deaths in major public hospitals and population by district in Hong Kong during 2005- 2006.

Occupancy rates are represented by either bright green dots (73- 80%) and dark green dots (81-90%). Inpatient discharges and deaths (in numbers) are expressed in graduated symbols (light blue circles), the sizes of which being proportional to the rate. The graduated colour of light yellow to brown are used to show the proportional distribution of the population by district.

In this map, a high hospital occupancy rate does not necessarily mean high number of discharges/death. Similarly, districts with higher population may not have a high occupancy rate and/ or discharges/ deaths in their hospitals. One of the reasons is that patients may seek medical service across districts, as the nearest hospital may not be the district hospital. On the other hand, public hospitals are grouped in clusters, the catchment of each is not defined by district boundaries.

地圖顯示二零零五年至二零零六年香港主要公立醫院入住率、住院/死亡人次及區議會分區人口之間的關係。

入住率由青色點(73-80%)和深綠色點(81-90%)代表。住院/死亡人次數值區間顯示為漸變圖示(淺藍色圓形圖像),圖形大小和數值成正比,而分區人口比例分佈以漸變顏色顯示(由淺黃色至褐色)。

高入住率並不一定代表住院/死亡人次較多。而縱然某些地區人口較多,該地區的醫院也不一定有高入住率與住院/死亡人次。緊急個案一般會被送到事發附近醫院而非分區醫院,而市民可能到另外一區求診。同時,公立醫院被劃分在幾個聯網下運作,與區議會分區界線無關。