Evolution of China's health-care system

  title={Evolution of China's health-care system},
  author={Zhe Dong and Michael Robert Phillips},
  journal={The Lancet},

Mobile phone text messaging data collection on care-seeking for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural China : a mixed methods study

Text messaging can be applied to collect data on care-seeking for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural China, but several questions remain, including how to improve accuracy and response rates.

Nursing shortage in China: State, causes, and strategy

Evaluation of Unified Healthcare Efficiency in China: A Meta-Frontier Non-radial Directional Distance Function Analysis During 2009–2019

The results show that the unified healthcare efficiency in eastern China is generally higher than that in non-eastern China from the static perspective, implying significant regional differences, and the unified efficiency in both eastern and non-Eastern regions shows similar time trends.

Risk and Protective Factors for the Mental Wellbeing of Deployed Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic in China: A Qualitative Study

This multidisciplinary study investigates both the mental wellbeing risk and protective factors of a deployed healthcare workers (DHWs) team in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak during 2020 and recommends five organizational strategies as mental health promotion and capacity building for DHWs to build a resilient network and prevent burnout at the disaster frontline.

Explaining Trends in Adult Height in China: 1950 to 1990

IZA DP No. 14414 MAY 2021 Explaining Trends in Adult Height in China: 1950 to 1990* This paper explores the changing trend of adult height in China for cohorts born in 195090. We use information on

Assessing the quality of primary healthcare for diabetes in China: multivariate analysis using the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) Database

The analysis of patient-reported process and outcome indicators cannot confirm that the quality of PHC has improved in China during 2011–2015, and regional disparities in primary diabetes care require urgent resource allocation to western China.

Fairness evaluation of health financing between 2007 to 2010 in China

The Chinese health system should be developed further in order to meet the needs of elderly with different chronic conditions, and when reimbursement for chronic diseases is relatively low, high mandatory insurance coverage does not ensure fairness of health financing.

Successful Aging in East Asia: Comparison among China, Korea, and Japan.

There were variations in the global and specific measures of successful aging within and across countries, even after controlling for individual sociodemographic factors (age, gender, and education).

Towards universal health coverage: lessons from 10 years of healthcare reform in China

The study comprehensively analyses key reform initiatives and major achievements according to four aspects: health insurance system, drug supply and security system, medical service system and public health service system, which may have important implications for other nations.



A comparison of the health systems in China and India

It is concluded that both China and India have achieved substantial gains in life expectancy and disease prevention since independence; however, both countries health systems provide little protection against financial risk, and patient satisfaction is a lower priority than it should be.

The Transformation of China's Mental Health Services

Based on my observations during a dozen years as a practising psychiatrist in China, the medical institutions there are relatively weak, the influence of medical and psychiatric institutions on the understanding and management of socially deviant behaviours is correspondingly small and the range of available mental health services is quite limited.

Chinese health care system: structure, problems and challenges.

The structure of the Chinese health care system is described and its future development is sketches, including issues of provider incentives and the actual burden sharing between government, enterprises and people are analyzed.

The Chinese health system at a crossroads.

It is argued that unless China tackles the root cause of unaffordable health care--rapid cost inflation caused by an irrational and wasteful health care delivery system--much of the new money is likely to be captured by providers as higher income and profits.

Factors contributing to high costs and inequality in China's health care system.

China the largest developing country in the world has experienced great economic development in recent years, but along with economic development have come social challenges including wide disparity in access to many social programs especially in the health care system.

Health in china: From Mao to market reform

The dramatic reductions in mortality and morbidity of the next two decades were brought about through improvements in socioeconomic conditions, an emphasis on prevention, and almost universal access to basic health care.

Privatization and its discontents--the evolving Chinese health care system.

The authors describe the deterioration of China's health care system in the 1980s and 1990s in the context of privatization of the Chinese economy and the Chinese government's current efforts to address the crisis.