Research in health policy making in China: Out-of-pocket payments in healthy China 2030

Wei Fu, Shuli Zhao, Yuhui Zhang, Peipei Chai, John Goss

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    Abstract

    Health is a basic right of human beings and is the basis of national development and prosperity. To better meet the health needs of its population, the Communist Party and the central government in China started major healthcare reforms.1 The new round of health systems reform, which began in 2009 with the goal of assuring affordable universal basic healthcare for all Chinese citizens, has had considerable success, especially in coverage of universal health insurance.2 However, important and long term health related issues still need to be tackled, given new challenges from industrialisation, urbanisation, and
    the ageing population, as well as environmental and lifestyle changes.3-6 As a result, the Healthy China 2030 Plan was launched. However, because of these challenges and slowing economic growth, the health policy making needed to be based on scientific evidence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberk234
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages3
    JournalBMJ (Online)
    Volume360
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2018

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