Weizhen Dong

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  • Weizhen Dong
  • Journal of health, population, and nutrition
  • 2003
Since the 1950s, China has had a very wide coverage of healthcare service at the local level. In urban areas, the employment-based healthcare-insurance schemes (Government Insurance Scheme and Labour Insurance Scheme) worked hand in hand with the full employment policy of the Government, which guaranteed basic care for almost every urban resident. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Each nation's government is searching for a cost-effective health care system. Some nations are developing their health care financing methods through gradual evolution of the existing ones, and others are trying to adopt other nations' successful schemes as their own financing strategies. RESULTS The Singaporean government seems able to(More)
Palliative care is a heavy burden to many Canadians who have dying relatives or friends. The Canadian government implemented a sub-program under the Employment Insurance - Compassionate Care Benefits Program (CCBs) to financially assist informal end-of-life caregivers (1). Since the current Employment Insurance Program's regulations pose a number of(More)
The prescribing behavior to prescribe high-priced drugs has been hypothesized to be related to the increasing drug expenditures in China, but little empirical evidence exists. The purpose of this study was to examine whether Chinese physicians, driven by financial incentives, tend to prescribe high-priced drugs. The 2000-2008 drug data in the Yangtze River(More)
Canada's old age security (OAS), a flat-benefit public pension, is internationally lauded as an accessible and effective safety net for seniors. This paper explores discrepancies in OAS uptake using Canadian Census data from 1996 to 2011. Our findings demonstrate disparities in OAS uptake based on immigration status, language proficiency, and visible(More)
BACKGROUND As the most populous nation in the world, China has now becoming an emerging ageing society. Shanghai is the first city facing the challenge of ageing demographics. Against this background, a study that employs self-rated health (SRH) assessment system was designed to explore the health status of Shanghai elders, and learn their attitudes toward(More)
AIM To examine the job satisfaction of nurses who are caring for older adults in healthcare settings in Shanghai, and to explore the underlying factors in order to explain and predict nurses' job satisfaction. BACKGROUND China has the largest elderly population in the world, and its population is aging rapidly. Studies on job satisfaction of nurses(More)
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