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BACKGROUND Rural township health centres and urban community health centres play a crucial role in the delivery of primary health care in China. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, these health institutions have not been as well developed as high-level hospitals. The limited availability and low qualifications of human resources in health are among the(More)
The general practitioner (GP) system has been widely applied around the world and experimented with in Shanghai, China. To analyze some of the influencing factors on patient-GP contracts, we developed a questionnaire and conducted site investigations in 2011 and 2012 to 1200 patients by random sampling from 6 pilot community health service (CHS) centers in(More)
The Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (RCMS) had played an important role in guaranteeing the acquisition of basic medical healthcare of China's rural populations, being an innovative model of the medical insurance system for so many years here in China. Following the boom and bust of RCMS, the central government rebuilt the New Rural Cooperative Medical(More)
BACKGROUND The so-called health brain-drain-which refers to the health workers leaving their present jobs to other institutions, especially in rural areas-severely restricts the development of primary healthcare. To solve the problem, Pudong New Area of Shanghai carried out a series of incentive policies such as salary bonus, promotion and housing from(More)
BACKGROUND Building highly qualified General Practitioners (GPs) is key to the development of primary health care. It's therefore urgent to ensure the GPs' quality service under the background of the new round of health care system reforms in China. A new model of GP qualification examination was originally implemented in Pudong New Area of Shanghai, China,(More)
BACKGROUND To help drive the consolidation and integrated management of basic medical insurance in China, we analysed participants' satisfaction, and factors associated with satisfaction, for the Urban Employees' Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI), Urban Residents' Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI), and New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Grassroots health-care institutions in China are facing a shortage of professionals, especially general practitioners. To encourage health-care providers to come to and stay at rural grassroots institutions, Pudong New Area of Shanghai undertook a series of incentive reforms for rural health-care providers in July, 2014. We evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND The New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS) covers 900 million farmers (about 95%) in China, but its fund is at serious risk of deficit. Shanghai, one of the developed cities in China, has developed its Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme and NRCMS as an advanced and exemplary representative of Chinese rural health insurance. The participating(More)
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