The 113th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference

July 30 – July 31, 2012,
Singapore
Challenges of Health Economics and Observational Research in China

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.

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