Health Care

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Conditional Cash Transfers, Uptake of Maternal and Child Health Services, and Health Outcomes in Western Rural China

August 2020

Background: Empirical evidence suggests that the uptake of maternal and child health (MCH) services is still low in poor rural areas of China.

Using Standardised Patients to Assess the Quality of Medical Records: An Application and Evidence from Rural China

November 2019

Background: Medical records play a fundamental role in healthcare delivery, quality assessment and improvement.

Assessing the Quality of Primary Healthcare in Seven Chinese Provinces with Unannounced Standardised patients: Protocol of a Cross-sectional Survey

February 2019

Introduction Primary healthcare (PHC) serves as the cornerstone for the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC).

Anxiety in Rural Chinese Children and Adolescents: 3 Comparisons across Provinces and among Subgroups

September 2018

China’s competitive education system has produced notably high learning outcomes, but they may be costly. One potential cost is high levels of anxiety.

Diagnostic Ability and Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions: A Quasi-experimental Study of Primary Care Providers in Rural China

August 2018

Background: China has one of the highest rates of antibiotic resistance.

Tuberculosis Detection and the Challenges of Integrated Care in Rural China: A Cross-sectional Standardized Patient Study

October 2017

Despite recent reductions in prevalence, China still faces a substantial tuberculosis (TB) burden, with future progress dependent on the ability of rural providers to appropriately detect and refer...

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...

Who are China's Rural Clinicians?

June 2016

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to measure the turnover (or stability in employment) of village clinicians in rural China over the past decade.

Maternal Health Services in China’s Western Rural Areas: Uptake and Correlates

May 2016

Purpose Many public health systems have struggled with the dual questions of: why the uptake rate of maternal health (MH) services is low among some subpopulations; and how to raise it.

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.

Non-use of health care service among empty-nest elderly in Shandong, China: a cross-sectional study

July 2015

Background: Empty-nest elderly refers to those elderly with no children or whose children have already left home.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nutrition and Educational Performance in Rural China's Elementary Schools: Results of a Randomized Control Trial in Shaanxi Province

July 2012

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Which Households are Most Distant from Health Centers in Rural China? Evidence from a GIS Network Analysis

February 2011

In this paper we have two objectives - one empirical; one methodological.

New Evidence on the Impact of China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme and its Implications for Rural Primary Healthcare: Multivariate Difference-in-difference Analysis

October 2010

Objectives: To determine whether China's New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS), which aims to provide health insurance to 800 million rural citizens and to correct distortions in rural...

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)...

Children’s Social Welfare in China, 1989–1997: Access to Health Insurance and Education

December 2005

Fundamental changes in China’s finance system for social services have decentralized responsibilities for provision to lower levels of government and increased costs to individuals.