The Chinese Health Care System: Structure, Problems and Challenges

34 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last revised: 21 May 2008

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Jens Leth Hougaard

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics

Lars Peter Østerdal

University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics

Yi Yu

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 2008

Abstract

In the present paper we describe the structure of the Chinese health care system and sketch its future development. We analyse issues of provider incentives and the actual burden sharing between government, enterprises and people. We further aim to identify a number of current problems and link these to a discussion of future challenges in the form of an aging population, increased privatization and increased inequity.

Keywords: Chinese health care system, provider incentives, burden sharing, aging population, inequity

JEL Classification: H51, H75, I11, I18

Suggested Citation

Hougaard, Jens Leth and Østerdal, Lars Peter and Yu, Yi, The Chinese Health Care System: Structure, Problems and Challenges (January 2008). Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 08-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1120728 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1120728

Jens Leth Hougaard (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics ( email )

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Bygning 26
1353 Copenhagen K.
Denmark

Lars Peter Østerdal

University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics ( email )

Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense, 5000
Denmark

Yi Yu

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics ( email )

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Bygning 26
1353 Copenhagen K.
Denmark

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