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(added on 2017/09/27)

Fully occupied wards 常滿的病房

©2017 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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In the summer of 2017, increased seasonal influenza activity imposed a great burden on public healthcare services in Hong Kong. The map shows the demand of accident and emergency (A&E) services in seven Hospital Authority Clusters and the usage of medical inpatient wards in eighteen hospitals with A&E services between mid-July and early September in Hong Kong.

As depicted by graduated colours, the number of first A&E attendance per 10000 residents was generally higher in the New Territories. Medical inpatient wards of four hospitals, indicated by red dots, were fully occupied during the entire period. Of these, three were located in the New Territories. Two other hospitals in Kowloon East also had their medical inpatient wards fully occupied for most of the time. The impact of seasonal influenza on public healthcare services varied geographically for a number of reasons, such as demographic characteristics, patients’ health care seeking behaviour, as well as the healthcare resource allocation among Clusters.

Data for the map were obtained from daily press release issued by Hospital Authority between 18 July and 3 September 2017.

季節性流感在2017年的夏天肆虐香港,為本地的公營醫療服務帶來沉重負擔。地圖顯示由七月中至九月初,七個醫院聯網內的居民對急症服務的需求及十八間急症醫院中的內科病房使用情況。

依圖中顏色所示,新界地區的急症室首次求診人次(每萬名居民計)普遍較其他地區為高。就病房使用情況而言,四間醫院於上述日期內的內科病床佔用率長期超過百分之百,當中三間醫院是位於新界區。另外,兩間位於九龍東的醫院的內科病房亦大部分時間爆滿。季節性流感對各地區的公營醫療服務影響不一,人口特徵、病人求診行為及聯網間的資源分配都可能是導致此地區差異的因素。

地圖資料源自醫院管理局於2017年7月18日至9月3日期間發佈的每日新聞稿。