The Resource Improving China's Health Care System, Richard Herd, Yu-Wei Hu and Vincent Koen, (electronic resource)

Improving China's Health Care System, Richard Herd, Yu-Wei Hu and Vincent Koen, (electronic resource)

Label
Improving China's Health Care System
Title
Improving China's Health Care System
Statement of responsibility
Richard Herd, Yu-Wei Hu and Vincent Koen
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overall, health outcomes in China have improved tremendously over the past three decades, especially thanks to the reduction in some traditional infectious diseases. However, death rates from chronic diseases have been on the rise, not least owing to changes in life styles and deteriorating environmental conditions. Supply of health care is overwhelmingly provided publicly and hospitals have been absorbing a growing share of the resources. The number of doctors has increased fast but the level of qualification of incumbent doctors is often modest. Demand for care has risen rapidly, in line with incomes, and the relative price of care soared through the early 2000s. Hospital budgets and their doctors' pay are partly based on the pharmaceuticals they prescribe and sell, whose prices are regulated and involve considerable cross-subsidisation. Faced with these problems, the government has launched a number of reforms. New insurance schemes have been rolled out both in rural and urban areas. As a result, coverage and use of medical facilities has increased a lot, except for migrants. In practice, however, catastrophic but also chronic illnesses continue to push people into poverty, especially in the poorer regions, given limited risk pooling at the national level. A new set of reforms was announced in 2009, aiming at universal, safe, affordable and effective basic health care by 2020. They involve investment in medical infrastructure, generalising coverage, more focus on prevention, a new essential drugs system and far-reaching reorganisation, including hospital reform. It will be important to make sure that primary care plays a greater role and that hospitals are managed more efficiently with less of a hierarchical structure. Progress will also require changes in the relative prices of treatments and higher doctors' wages and tobacco prices
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FR-PaOEC
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Herd, Richard
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hu, Yu-Wei
  • Koen, Vincent
Series statement
OECD Economics Department Working Papers,
Series volume
no.751
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  • Economics
  • China (People's Republic of)
Label
Improving China's Health Care System, Richard Herd, Yu-Wei Hu and Vincent Koen, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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not applicable
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
762090676
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 33 pages
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/5kmlh4v2fv31-en
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762090676
Label
Improving China's Health Care System, Richard Herd, Yu-Wei Hu and Vincent Koen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
762090676
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 33 pages
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/5kmlh4v2fv31-en
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762090676

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