Health policy

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Heterogeneous Impacts of Basic Social Health Insurance on Medical Expenditure: Evidence from China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme

November 2019

This paper examines the effects of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) on medical expenditure.

Inequities in the Allocation of Medical Resources in China's Township Health Centers

August 2016

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to produce a high-quality measure of the nature of healthcare resources available in China’s Township Health Centers (THCs), paying particular attention to...

Intended And Unintended Consequences Of China’s Zero Markup Drug Policy

August 2015

Since economic liberalization in the late 1970s, China's health care providers have grown heavily reliant on revenue from drugs, which they both prescribe and sell.

The Cost of Disability in China

February 2014

We describe the degree to which household income is negatively associated with the prevalence of different types of disability (i.e.

Survey using Incognito Standardized Patients Shows Poor Quality Care in China’s Rural Clinics

February 2014

Over the past decade, China has implemented reforms designed to expand access to health care in rural areas. Little objective evidence exists, however, on the quality of that care.

Meeting the Health-care Needs of the Rural Elderly: The Unique Role of Village Doctors

December 2013

Despite their recent deterioration, village clinics have historically been an important source of health care for the poor and elderly in rural China.

Do You Get What You Pay For with School-Based Health Programs? Evidence from a Child Nutrition Experiment in Rural China

August 2013

This study uses a randomized controlled trial of a school-based anemia reduction program in rural China to examine how increased school emphasis on health promotion affects academic performance....

Effectiveness of provider incentives for anemia reduction in rural China: a cluster randomised trial

July 2012

Background: To study how misaligned supply-side incentives impede health programs in developing countries, we tested the impact of performance pay for anemia reduction in rural China.

China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme Improved Finances of Township Health Centers but Not the Number of Patients Served

May 2012

China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme, launched in 2003, was designed to protect rural households from the financial risk posed by health care costs and to increase the use of health care services...

Alarmingly High Anemia Prevalence in Western China

December 2011

Despite rapid growth in China, it is unclear whether the poor have benefited in terms of nutrition.

Anemia among Students of Rural China's Elementary Schools: Prevalence and Correlates in Ningxia and Qinghai's Poor Counties

October 2011

Although the past few decades have seen incomes rise and increased government commitment to helping the poor, there is concern that a large fraction of children in rural China still lack regular...

A comparison of rural and urban healthcare consumption and health insurance

July 2010

Purpose: Since 1999, China has undergone reform of its healthcare system.

Good and Bad News From China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme

July 2010

*/ Abstract: The overall goal of this article is to understand the progress in implementing the New Cooperative Medical Scheme, while seeking to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the programme...

Health Insurance and Catastrophic Illness: A Report on the New Cooperative Medical System in Rural China

July 2009

The overall goal of the paper is to understand the progress of the design and implementation of China’s New Cooperative Medical System (NCMS) program between 2004 (the second year of the program)...