Title

China's Urban Health Care Reform: From State Protection to Individual Responsibility

Date of this Version

1-1-2006

Document Type

Book

Publication Details

Wong, Chack-kie, Lo, Vai Io and Tang, Kwong-leung (2006) China's Urban Health Care Reform: From State Protection to Individual Responsibility, Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, MD, 2006.
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2006 HERDC submission

Abstract

Based on a study of a mid-level city in China, these three scholars provide analysis and offer theory-based recommendations on health care development. Using a comparative policy framework, supported by a legal expert's knowledge of regulatory specifications, China's Urban Health Care Reform argues that a strategy with priority in economic growth, as in the case of China, does not bring forth cost efficiency and equity in health care for the whole nation. The authors strive to offer direction for health care reform that will lead to better health care in China's cities. As a result, this is a work of great significance to anyone involved in public health, social work, public policy, medicine, or law.

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