The 113th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference
Graeme Jacombs, MA, MSc, Kantar Health Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Singapore
As a country in economic transition, China faces fundamental barriers to providing sufficient and good-quality healthcare to the population, including limited market accessibility and healthcare affordability. Mr. Jacombs describes the aims of the Chinese government’s program of reforms created to address these issues. Also, using data drawn from the National Health and Wellness Survey, he describes some of the basic characteristics and attitudes of patients in China, and the challenges of conducting economic and observational research in that country.