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Author Ma, Sai, 1979-
Title A comparison of the health systems in China and India / Sai Ma, Neeraj Sood.
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, Center for Asia Pacific Policy, 2008.

Author Ma, Sai, 1979-
Series Occasional paper ; OP-212-CAPP
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-212-CAPP.
Subject Medical care -- China.
Medical care -- India.
Medical policy -- China.
Medical policy -- India.
Delivery of Health Care -- China.
Delivery of Health Care -- India.
Cross-Cultural Comparison -- China.
Cross-Cultural Comparison -- India.
Health Policy -- China.
Health Policy -- India.
Patient Satisfaction -- China.
Patient Satisfaction -- India.
Quality of Health Care -- China.
Quality of Health Care -- India.
Alt Name Sood, Neeraj.
Rand Corporation.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 44 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-44).
Contents Introduction -- A brief history of the health systems in China and India -- Overall performance in achieving ultimate ends -- Intermediate outcomes: access, quality, and efficiency -- Policy levers of health systems in China and India -- Policy implications.
Summary The world's two most populous countries, China and India, are undergoing dramatic demographic, societal, and economic transformations. However, the health status of residents of China and India still lags behind relative to other populations, and the health gains in each country have been uneven across subpopulations. Although they have achieved substantial advances in life expectancy and disease prevention since the middle of the 20th century, the Chinese and Indian health systems provide little protection against financial risk, and patient satisfaction is a lower priority than it should be. This paper compares the health systems of China and India to determine what approaches to improving health in these two countries do and do not work. In particular, the authors compare the health systems in China and India along three dimensions: policy levers, intermediate outcomes, and ultimate ends. The authors conclude that both countries must (1) restructure health care financing to reduce the burden of out-of-pocket medical care costs on individual patients; (2) increase access to care, especially in rural areas; (3) reduce dependence on fee-for-service contracts that promote overutilization of medical care; (4) build capacity for addressing and monitoring emerging diseases; and (5) match hospital capabilities with local needs.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Access Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff.
Note English.
ISBN 9780833045379 (electronic bk.)
0833045377 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 341144668
Additional Format Print version: Ma, Sai, 1979- Comparison of the health systems in China and India. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, Center for Asia Pacific Policy, 2008 9780833044839 0833044834 (DLC) 2008021840 (OCoLC)228569464

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