Effects of Public Hospital Reform on Inpatient Expenditures in Rural China

@article{Zhang2017EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Public Hospital Reform on Inpatient Expenditures in Rural China},
  author={Y. Zhang and Q. Ma and Yingchun Chen and Hongxia Gao},
  journal={Health Economics},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={421–430}
}
Public hospital reform is one priority area in the healthcare system reform that China launched in 2009. The Chinese government invested over $10bn for pilot projects in public hospital reform in rural China. However, little evidence exists on their effects. Using a quasi-natural experiment design, we evaluated the effects of a public hospital pilot project in Hubei province on inpatient spending. We obtained inpatient claims data from 1/1/2011 through 6/30/2013 for enrollees in the New… Expand
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