Where Is ChIna’s MedICal reforM headIng?


China Economist 2008年1期


|Editorial note |How to establish a perfect medical system has always been a global challenge. If there was one event that commanded most of our attention from start to .nish in 2007, it was medical reform. In the past, China underwent two medical system periods: one during the planned economy and another during the reform-and-opening-up period characterized by market-oriented reform. In 2006, after ten years of reform efforts, Chinas healthcare system found itself almost back where it started, a process that has brought with it its share of resentment and expectations from the public at large.