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The Chinese Health Care System: Structure, Problems and Challenges

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  • Jens Leth Hougaard

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Lars Peter Østerdal

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Yi Yu

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

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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.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 08-01.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:0801

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

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Cited by:
  1. Juergen Jung & Jialu Liu, 2011. "Does Health Insurance Decrease Health Expenditure Risk in Developing Countries? The Case of China," Working Papers, Towson University, Department of Economics 2011-04, Towson University, Department of Economics, revised Apr 2014.
  2. Nuo Wang & Christian Gericke & Huixin Sun, 2009. "Comparison of health care financing schemes before and after market reforms in China’s urban areas," Frontiers of Economics in China, Springer, Springer, vol. 4(2), pages 173-191, June.
  3. Ng, Ying Chu, 2011. "The productive efficiency of Chinese hospitals," China Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 428-439, September.

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