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The development and challenges in health care policy and health care financing in contemporary China

Yang, Wei (2009) The development and challenges in health care policy and health care financing in contemporary China. Transition Studies Review, 16 (2). pp. 328-342. (doi:10.1007/s11300-009-0062-5) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

China’s market-oriented reform has had great success in the past few decades. Along with the rapid economic growth of the country, the economic development also influenced various aspects of China’s social, economical, and political life. Recent debate has criticized the overheated market reform in social provision, thus arguing for the return of government interventions. However, in the health care sector, it is inappropriate to attribute all distortions to market imperfection. It is rather the design of the health care system and the lack of government interventions in regulating the health care market that obstruct the functions of health care provision. To examine the proposed hypotheses, the paper focuses on China’s medical care provision, evaluating the actual performance of China’s medical care provision in the environment of economic transition from a multidimensional analysis, hence providing forward-looking suggestions for the design of China’s health care provision. Findings from this study indicate that government interventions are indispensable in regulating the health care market as well as ensuring health care delivery.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s11300-009-0062-5
Uncontrolled keywords: Government policy; Regulation; Public health; Healthcare ?nancing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 12:07 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36987 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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