Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.038
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dc.titleHealth policy reform in China: Lessons from Asia
dc.contributor.authorRamesh, M.
dc.contributor.authorWu, X.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-04T07:00:52Z
dc.date.available2011-03-04T07:00:52Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationRamesh, M., Wu, X. (2009). Health policy reform in China: Lessons from Asia. Social Science and Medicine 68 (12) : 2256-2262. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.038
dc.identifier.issn02779536
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20547
dc.description.abstractDeclining access to health care and rapidly rising health expenditures are a matter of grave public concern in China. After decades of efforts to reduce its involvement, the Chinese government is currently in the process of reforming the sector through increase in public expenditures and expansion of health insurance. The objective of this paper is to assess the potential of the reform direction in light of international experiences with similar reforms. It argues - on the basis of examination of reform experiences in Korea, Singapore and Thailand - that financing reforms without parallel measures to improve the provision system, especially how providers are paid, are unlikely to address the problems and may actually aggravate them. If the financing reforms are to succeed, it is vital for China to reform the incentives that guide the providers' behaviour. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.038
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectCost containment
dc.subjectFinancing reforms
dc.subjectHealth policy
dc.subjectHealth system reform
dc.subjectInsurance schemes
dc.subjectKorea
dc.subjectProvider behaviour
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectThailand
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentLEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.038
dc.description.sourcetitleSocial Science and Medicine
dc.description.volume68
dc.description.issue12
dc.description.page2256-2262
dc.description.codenSSMDE
dc.identifier.isiut000268128700020
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