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A comparison of the health systems in China and India, Sai Ma, Neeraj Sood

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A comparison of the health systems in China and India
Title
A comparison of the health systems in China and India
Statement of responsibility
Sai Ma, Neeraj Sood
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
CstmoR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ma, Sai
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA395.C53
LC item number
M3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sood, Neeraj.
  • RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
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  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Medical policy
  • Medical policy
  • China
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Policy
  • India
  • Quality of Health Care
Label
A comparison of the health systems in China and India, Sai Ma, Neeraj Sood
Link
http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/OP212/
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Publication
Note
  • "International Programs at RAND."
  • "RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-44)
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  • online resource
  • volume
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  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833045379
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) a520040
  • (RAND)rnd000000000112211
Label
A comparison of the health systems in China and India, Sai Ma, Neeraj Sood
Link
http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/OP212/
Publication
Note
  • "International Programs at RAND."
  • "RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-44)
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833045379
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a520040
  • (RAND)rnd000000000112211

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