1st Edition

Reforming China's Healthcare System

    668 Pages
    by Routledge

    668 Pages
    by Routledge

    Although China’s new healthcare reform, launched in 2009, has achieved remarkable results in improving China’s medical and healthcare system, it is recognised that there is still room for further improvement. This is especially important as China’s population ages, the prevalence of chronic diseases increases and environment-related health risks worsen. This book reports on a major international research project which examined health trends, modes of health promotion, health finance systems, medical and healthcare innovations and environment-related health risks in China. For each of these key areas, the book considers the current situation in China and likely future trends, explores best practice from a wide range of foreign countries and puts forward proposals for improvements. Overall, the book provides a major assessment of China’s medical and healthcare system and how it should be reformed.

    1. Main Report: Research of China’s healthcare system reform

    Part I: Future Prospects of Population Health in China

    2. Chinese Report: Health in China: status, challenges, and proposals

    3. Foreign Report:Rapid progress in the development of China’s national vaccination programme

    4. Foreign Report:Electronic data systems in public health – relevance for China

    Part II: Constructing a Prevention-oriented Health System

    5. Chinese Report: Building a social collaboration network for improved health

    6. Foreign Report: Constructing a prevention oriented health care system in China - a review of international progress in public health improvement

    Part III: Building a Sustainable Health Finance System

    7. Chinese Report: The sustainability of funding healthcare in China

    8. Foreign Report: Building a sustainable healthcare funding system: Lessons from high and middle income countries

    Part IV: Enhancing Healthcare Supply Capability

    9. Chinese Report: Improving China’s capacity to supply medical services

    10. Foreign Report:Enhancing health care supply capabilities in China - a review of international progress in healthcare supply reform

    Part V: Accelerating Institutional and Technical Innovation in the Health Sector

    11. Chinese Report: Innovative new models in medical treatment

    12. Chinese Report: China’s pharmaceutical industry

    13. Foreign Report: Constructing an innovative medical and pharmaceutical industry in China - a review of international progress in innovation

    Part VI: Meeting China’s Health Environmental Challenges Head on: Harmonizing Natural and Social Environments

    14. Chinese Report: Environmental risks with respect to health in China, and an exploration of risk-pr


    China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China’s economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide great insights into what the Chinese themselves think about economic reform and how it should develop.