- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: January 2017
- Print publication year: 2017
- Online ISBN: 9781316691113
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316691113
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This volume provides a comprehensive review of China's healthcare system and policy reforms in the context of the global economy. Following a value-chain framework, the 16 chapters cover the payers, the providers, and the producers (manufacturers) in China's system. It also provides a detailed analysis of the historical development of China's healthcare system, the current state of its broad reforms, and the uneasy balance between China's market-driven approach and governmental regulation. Most importantly, it devotes considerable attention to the major problems confronting China, including chronic illness, public health, and long-term care and economic security for the elderly. Burns and Liu have assembled the latest research from leading health economists and political scientists, as well as senior public health officials and corporate executives, making this book an essential read for industry professionals, policymakers, researchers, and students studying comparative health systems across the world.
Frank A. Sloan - J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Economics, Duke University
Teh-wei Hu - University of California, Berkeley
Dean Jamison - Senior Fellow in Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, and Emeritus Professor of Global Health, University of Washington