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Reforming China's Healthcare System

1st Edition

By China Development Research Foundation


644 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Li Zhixin

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

Roy Anderson and Rebecca Baggaley

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

Roy Anderson

Part II: Constructing a Prevention-oriented Health System

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

Wang Hufeng

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

David Taylor

Part III: Building a Sustainable Health Finance System

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

Zhang Yuhui

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

Ashoke Bhattacharjya and Elizabeth Fowler

Part IV: Enhancing Healthcare Supply Capability

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

Yu Baorong

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

Michael Chernew and Padhraig Ryan

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

11. Chinese Report: Innovative new models in medical treatment

Zhu Hengpeng

12. Chinese Report: China’s pharmaceutical industry

Zhu Hengpeng

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

Timothy R. Franson

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-prevention and risk-control mechanisms

Zhang Jinliang

15. Research Report 1: China’s air quality and attendant health risks

Zhang Jinliang, Zhang Yanping, Zou Tiansen, Yang Zhao, Sang Tian, Kang Wenting, et al.

16. Research Report 2: Analytical report on China’s ‘cancer villages’

Zhang Jinliang, Zou Tiansen, Wang Feifei, Zue Sujuan, et al.

17. Research Report 3: Environmental lead pollution in China and children’s exposure to lead

Zhang Jinliang, Wang Bing, Pan Libo, Zou Tiansen, Gao Feixia, et al.

18. Foreign Report: Design and implementation of a governance system for the protection of the environment and public health in China: International models and best practices

Lucas Bergkamp

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies