(Over)eating success : the health consequences of the restoration of capitalism in rural China.
International symposium in medical geography. Charlotte NC (USA), 1992/08/04.
This paper reviews and evaluates some of the changes that have occurred in the Chinese health care system during the reform era associated with Deng Xiaoping (1978-1993).
The reforms have helped to enrich the long suffering peasants in the Chinese countryside, and in many areas the peasants have experienced a significant improvement in the quality of their lives, including greater access to health care facilities, and better diets.
The paper also considers some of the potentially negative side effects of the reform era, including the increasing income inequality between urban and rural areas; the commodification of Chinese medicine; declining access to health care for peasants in the poorest regions; and a concern about the changing patterns of diet and nutrition in the newly enriched parts of the Chinese countryside.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Médecine traditionnelle, Service santé, Alimentation, Développement économique, Chine, Asie, Accessibilité, Variation géographique, Ressource alimentaire, Homme, Paysan, Restructuration, Réforme, Milieu rural, Politique économique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Folk medicine, Health service, Feeding, Economic development, China, Asia, Accessibility, Geographical variation, Food supply, Human, Rural environment, Economic policy
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