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Hospitals’ Responses to Administrative Cost-containment Policy in Urban China: The Case of Fujian Province from the China Quarterly Magazine

Hospitals’ Responses to Administrative Cost-containment Policy in Urban China: The Case of Fujian Province from the China Quarterly Magazine

2013 December

Dr. Alex He Jingwei and fellow researcher examines the strategies adopted by public hospitals and considers their implications for China’s ongoing national healthcare reform. The article looks into the dynamics of a health policy campaign started in 2005 by a Chinese provincial health administration that was committed to containing health expenditures by revising the structure of administrative measures on the supply side to control rapid cost inflation in the short term and how public hospitals managed to defend their economic interests by engaging in various unintended opportunistic behaviour.

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