TITLE

China's next great leap forward

AUTHOR(S)
Lewis, Katie
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/23/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 13, pE112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the endorsement of a health care reform blueprint by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, State Council, and cabinet that aims to build a basic health care system in the country by 2020. It notes that as part of a longer-term reform package, the blueprint has assured to draw $139 billion into the country's health care system by 2011. Moreover, the Chinese government relates that health insurance will be provided in 90% of the country's population. Furthermore, it mentions that the hiring of 1.37 million village doctors and 160 000 community doctors, establishing health infrastructure spending spree, and the placing of a clinic in every village were included in the government's plan.
ACCESSION #
41784832

 

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