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Healthcare Reform in China: From Violence To Digital Healthcare
Published by Birkhauser
Milcent examines the medication market in China against the global picture of healthcare organization, and how public healthcare insurance plans have been implemented in recent years, as well as reforms to tackle hospital inefficiency.
How efficient is the Chinese healthcare system? Milcent examines the medication market in China against the global picture of healthcare organization, and how public healthcare insurance plans have been implemented in recent years, as well as reforms to tackle hospital inefficiency. Healthcare reforms, demographic changes and an increase in wealth inequity have altered healthcare preferences, which need to be addressed. Significantly, the patient-medical staff relationship is analysed, with new proposals for different lines of communication. Milcent puts forward digital healthcare in China as a tool to solve inefficiency and rising tensions, and generate profit. Where China is leading in the digitalization of healthcare, other countries can learn important lessons. Chinese social models are also put into context with respect to current reforms and experimentation.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: The notion of health good in China and elsewhere. Chapter 3: Organization of healthcare in China and its reforms. Chapter 4: Hospital institutional context and funding. Chapter 5: Insurance in China. Chapter 6: The medicine drug market and its reforms. Chapter 7: The rise of violence as a result of inefficiency in the healthcare system. Chapter 8: Digital healthcare. Chapter 9: Conclusion and discussion.
Carine Milcent is Professor of Health Economics and Econometrics at the Paris School of Economics, France, and French Center for Contemporary China, Hong Kong. She is Editor of China Perspectives and has published widely in journals and books.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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