Inequality trends of health workforce in different stages of medical system reform (1985-2011) in China

  title={Inequality trends of health workforce in different stages of medical system reform (1985-2011) in China},
  author={Kaiyuan Zhou and Xinyi Cindy Zhang and Yi Ding and Duolao Wang and Zhou Lu and Min Yu},
  booktitle={Human resources for health},
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to identify whether policies in different stages of medical system reform had been effective in decreasing inequalities and increasing the density of health workers in rural areas in China between 1985 and 2011. METHODS With data from China Health Statistics Yearbooks from 2004 to 2012, we measured the Gini coefficient and the Theil L index across the urban and rural areas from 1985 to 2011 to investigate changes in inequalities in the distributions of… CONTINUE READING
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