By World Bank

ISBN-10: 0821340484

ISBN-13: 9780821340486

This paintings assesses the nation of the overall healthiness care in China and addresses the issues dealing with the field by way of monetary entry to health and wellbeing care, potency and overall price. even supposing the healthiness quarter is in particularly fine condition this day, this examine asserts the necessity to make coverage adjustments to make sure common wellbeing and fitness care assurance through both the general public or the personal zone over the following twenty years. Chapters specialise in the consequences of lowered health and wellbeing spending on rural populations, the most probably bring up in healthiness charges because the inhabitants a while, the damaging results of tobacco use and fee-for-service supplier platforms.

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Community financing also has many advantages over the present system, in which rural residents must pay out of pocket for services on a fee-for-service basis. The government would need to monitor community financing approaches in different areas, evaluating their effect on health spending, efficiency, equity, and consumer satisfaction in order to inform medium- to long-term policy choices for rural health. These evaluations should focus on such key design features as the content of the basic benefit package, the size of the risk pool, management models, the level of copayments by type of service facility, ways to rationalize pharmaceutical use, and reimbursement methods for doctors, township health centers, and county hospitals.

This change in economic policies was accompanied by a devolution of power to provincial governments. Many of the changes have had profound repercussions for the health system. In rural areas the transition from agricultural collectives to the household responsibility system weakened the financial base of the cooperative medical system. In the health sector the government has encouraged programs and facilities to rely on user fees to support their operations, but continues to administer many prices, setting most below cost, and to control staffing in public facilities.

Page 11 Chapter One Assessing the Performance of China's Health Care System Anation's health policies directly affect both the health of its population and the operation of its health care system. This chapter sets up the analytical framework for evaluating health finance policies in China by assessing the performance of China's health sector and examining the health policy issues it raises. The assessment of China's health sector uses four broad measures of performance. The first is health status.

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