It is now about 15 years since the introduction of the market into health care in China.
This produced fundamental changes in the way that health care is financed and resulted in the disappearance of universal free basic health care.
Responsibility for provision of health services has been devolved to the provincial and county governments, and healthcare providers have been given considerable financial independence.
A fee for service system has been introduced, and several different payment mechanisms are now in operation.
The new financing and pricing structures are responsible for greater inequity of access to services and more inefficient use of resources.
These problems are widely acknowledged, and a range of solutions is being developed and tested.
Since the introduction of the reforms the measurable health status of the population has not declined, probably as a result of overall improved socioeconomic conditions and a continued emphasis on prevention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Politique, Chine, Asie, Système santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Policy, China, Asia, Health system, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0326077
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 12/09/1997.