Hong Kong medical security system is basically followed the British National Health Service system, the integration of medical and health care services directly sponsored by the government, to provide the public with high-quality, full range of medical and health services. Members of the public can also purchase commercial health insurance, to enjoy the commercial health insurance benefits. Due to the high quality of services provided by public hospitals in Hong Kong, the low fees, the public generally choose public hospitals provide inpatient and specialist outpatient services. In the medical security system, private hospitals and commercial health insurance is not yet fully developed.

Due to the impact of the Asian financial crisis and economic adjustment, the slowdown in the economic development of Hong Kong, had a profound impact on the medical insurance system.

The main policy of the current medical security system

(-) Protection of objects
Hong Kong medical insurance system covering all public holders of Hong Kong Identity Card. Determine this coverage, because the starting point of the medical insurance system in Hong Kong is open to all members of the public to provide the overall health care system to ensure that no members of the public will not have access to proper medical care because of a lack.

(B) Financing
The funding of public hospitals in Hong Kong comes mainly from taxes, provided by the government through the budget. Government to take the form of budget allocate to public medical institutions. The doctors and staff enjoy civil servants are treated pay a unified regulations by the government; all the people of Hong Kong to see a doctor only pay a small fee.

(C) The system of governance
Public hospitals in Hong Kong governance by HOSPITALAUTHORITY (referred to as HA), There are more than 40 public hospitals, 50 specialist clinics and 15 general out-patient clinics under HA. Otherwise at the grassroots level of the 65 public general.