China Launches Anti-Corruption Campaign Upon Healthcare Sector

An article by The Wall Street Journal, “中国降低医疗成本的独特行动:大规模医药反腐 [China’s Unique Action to Reduce Medical Costs: Large-Scale Pharmaceutical Anti-Corruption]” reported on China’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched across hospitals and medical institutions since July 2023. Cracking down on acts of medical corruption—for example, doctors and hospital managers taking monetary bribes from patients and drug manufacturers—is a potential way to aid reduction of medical costs. Dr. Winnie Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, spoke with reporters on this issue, stating that if people cannot afford medical care, social stability will be threatened.


The Chinese-language article in The Wall Street Journal is available here.