Most of the existing literature on health system reform in China deals with only one part of the reform process (for example, financing reform in rural areas, or the new system of purchasing pharmaceuticals), or consists of empirical case studies from particular cities or regions. This book gives a broad overview of the process of health system reform in China. It draws extensively both on the Western literature in health economics and on the experience of health care reform in a number of other countries, including the US, UK, Holland, and Japan, and compares China's approach to health care reform with other countries. It also places the process of health system reform in the context of re-orienting China's economic policy to place greater emphasis on equity and income distribution, and analyzes the interaction of the central and local governments in designing and implementing the reforms. This book will be of interest to policymakers, academics, students of health economics, health policy and health administration, and people who are interested in Chinese social policy.
- Contributor: Jiwei Qian
- Imprint: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- ISBN13: 9789814425889
- Number of Pages: 364
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- Release Date: 2014-09-15
- Series: Series on Contemporary China
- Binding: Hardback
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