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We shall experiment, but how shall we learn?: Next steps for research on innovation in China’s health and social policy

Future Health Systems

Some years ago, Tony Saich likened doing research on local government in China to the story of the blind men and the elephant – the complexity of China, and the differences between places, mean that different people experience different things, and describe different realities. China has always provided avenues for interesting research. Many of the debates that Tony Saich was reflecting on were around China’s rapid industrialisation, development of markets, and the ways in which local governments steered reforms. Fifteen years on, while the debates have progressed and the amount of research and analysis on China has increased dramatically, some of the fundamental questions remain.

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How have medical institutions responded to national healthcare reform in China?: Site investigation in pilot area of Hanbin Distrcit, Shannxi Province

Future Health Systems

To further understand the reactions of medical institutions in light of national healthcare reform and to explore corresponding influences of payment system reform on medical behaviors of the medical staff, China FHS conducted a full-scope site investigation in the pilot area of Hanbin District, Shannxi province from 9th-11th April, 2014.  This blog by the China PIRU team provides further details on the process and outcomes of the investigation.

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Implementing system-wide health reform at district level: lessons from China

Future Health Systems

It is increasingly important to understand the role of medical institutions in health care reform and the influences of payment system reform on the medical behaviors of clinicians. In order to do so, Deputy Director Yu Lihua, from the payment system and medical classification team of the China National Health Development Research Centre (CNHDRC), led seven junior researchers from the health security team and the payment system team to conduct the second round field survey in Yubei District, Chongqin City, from 25 to 26 September 2014.

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