The Chinese Health Care System: Structure, Problems and Challenges
34 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last revised: 21 May 2008
Date Written: January 2008
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
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