Factors associated with the decline of the Cooperative Medical System and barefoot doctors in rural China.

@article{Zhu1989FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the decline of the Cooperative Medical System and barefoot doctors in rural China.},
  author={Neil A. SegalDavid T. FelsonJames C. TornerYanyan Zhu and ZhengQiu Ling and Jie Shen and John Michael Lane and Shiu Lok Hu},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1989},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          431-41
        }
}
The Cooperative Medical System (CMS) and its barefoot doctors have been in decline in rural China for nearly a decade. In order to explore the reasons for this, in 1987 we carried out a survey of villagers, barefoot doctors, and local administrators in Fengxian, Shanggoa, and Loaan counties, where incomes are good, fair, and low, respectively. The state of the CMS in these counties was contrasted and the situations which prevailed in 1978, 1982, and 1985, when the system was, respectively, at… CONTINUE READING

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