Reforming China’s Healthcare System
In collaboration with the Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management and the Tsinghua School of Business Administration, the China Initiative has been conducting a comprehensive study to diagnose major problems facing China’s health system and to generate policy recommendations. On January 21, 2007, the China Initiative presented interim findings of this study at the International Policy Seminar on Healthcare Reforms in China in Beijing. On June 22, 2007 a comprehensive package of policy recommendations was delivered by the China Initiative’s Chinese counterpart at Tsinghua University to the State Council Leading Group on Healthcare Reforms. Responses from major policy makers to the study’s analysis and recommendations have been very positive, including responses from senior officials from the State Development and Reforms Commission, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Finance. The team is in the process of producing a book based on the study, and will present four papers at the American Public Health Annual Meeting on November 6, 2007 in Washington, DC. This project is supported by a gift from Johnson & Johnson.