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Reforming China's Rural Health System


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  • Adam Wagstaff
  • Magnus Lindelow
  • Shiyong Wang
  • Shuo Zhang


This book began in 2003 during the initial formulations of China's 11th five-year plan, which covers the period 2006-10. During the entire period, the rural health Analytic and Advisory Activities (AAA) team analyzed the sector and debated reform options with government officials and scholars. It is helped the government in its extensive reform efforts over the past few years. The publication can serve two important functions: to provide an analytical framework for thinking about what happened in China's rural health system and why, and to present a global perspective on the options for further strengthening the sector. China is well on its way to achieving a modern, equitable, and well-functioning rural health sector, but this is not an easy task for any country. This book can provide a useful reference for policy makers in the next phase of health reform and beyond.

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 2646 and published in 2009.

ISBN: 978-0-8213-7982-0
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:2646

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Keywords: Health; Nutrition and Population - Population Policies Health; Nutrition and Population - Health Economics & Finance Health; Nutrition and Population - Health Monitoring and Evaluation Health; Nutrition and Population - Health Systems Development & Reform Health; Nutrition and Population - Disease Control & Prevention Health; Nutrition and Population;


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Cited by:
  1. Baeten, Steef & Van Ourti, Tom & van Doorslaer, Eddy, 2013. "Rising inequalities in income and health in China: Who is left behind?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 1214-1229.
  2. Audibert, Martine & Mathonnat, Jacky & Pelissier, Aurore & Huang, Xiao Xian & Ma, Anning, 2013. "Health insurance reform and efficiency of township hospitals in rural China: An analysis from survey data," China Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 326-338.
  3. Adam Wagstaff & Winnie Yip & Magnus Lindelow & William C. Hsiao, 2009. "China's health system and its reform: a review of recent studies," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(S2), pages S7-S23, July.


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