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Tag Archives: China
China today is not going to be the same China tomorrow. The country is undergoing rapid social, economic and political transformations. And one of the most important transformations taking place in China right now is within health care. Thus developing an understanding of where China is headed is absolutely crucial for businesses operating in this market. China is making exceptional strides in health care. In the early 1970s, before China embarked on its unprecedented road to development, life expectancy was less than 62 years, less than 2.5 percent of GDP was spent on health care and one doctor served more than 1,100 people. Today, life expectancy is near 75 years and rising, health expenditures have doubled to more than 5 percent of GDP and China has five times as many doctors as it did in 1970.
Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 By HealthScope
On May 10, China’s National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Health, and State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine released their 2012 National Pricing Guidelines for Medical Services. The revised guidelines, first published 2001 and then revised in 2007, designate the medical services China’s hospitals and medical centers are allowed to provide and details the services included within each treatment area. Any service not included on the list is theoretically not allowed to be provided for a fee. The new list greatly expands the allowed medical services to more than 9,300 items—more than doubling the 4,355 medical services listed in the 2007 version.
Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 By HealthScope
While China’s sweeping reforms to upgrade the nation’s health care system are well-publicized and acknowledged by China watchers and the media alike, the overall context and achievements of the reforms to date often get less attention and praise. To share these lessons with a wider audience, I’d like to contextualize here the recent calls for continued reform efforts by China’s leadership by providing a brief background into those efforts and examining the objectives for the next phase of reform.
Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012 By Amy Wendholt