Challenges of Health Economics and Observational Research in China

Publish Date: 2012
Author(s): Graeme Jacombs, MA, MSc


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. READ FULL SUMMARY
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Graeme Jacombs, MA, MSc

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