Community health services in China: the experience of Tianjin City.

  • Yige Dong
  • Published 2001 in
    Australian health review : a publication of the…

Abstract

China's excellent community health system was seriously damaged during the early years of economic reform after 1982, and its reconstitution has become a major policy goal of the government since 1996. This article provides a brief overview of experiences in implementing the policy of community health care in a large Chinese city, Tianjin. I outline the policy setting and describe Tianjin's experiences. Some initial benefits of the new system are summarised and the difficulties and barriers are noted. I conclude with some suggestions for further improvement.

Cite this paper

@article{Dong2001CommunityHS, title={Community health services in China: the experience of Tianjin City.}, author={Yige Dong}, journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association}, year={2001}, volume={24 1}, pages={176-82} }