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Author Mattke, Soeren, author

Title The role of health care transformation for the Chinese dream : powering economic growth, promoting a harmonious society / Soeren Mattke, Hangsheng Liu, Lauren E. Hunter, Kun Gu, Sydne Newberry
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 50 pages) : color illustrations
Contents The policy argument for rethinking health care in China -- Designing and implementing an innovative model for organizing and delivering health care can turn this challenge into an opportunity -- The "Western-style" health care model offers cautionary lessons for China -- Fast-growing economies like China's have a unique opportunity to implement innovative health care systems -- Adopting population health management can propel China to world-class health care -- Conclusions
Summary After having successfully expanded health insurance coverage, China now faces the challenge of building an effective and efficient delivery system to serve its large and aging population. The country finds itself at a crossroads--it can emulate the models of Western countries with their well-known limitations, or embark on an ambitious endeavor to create an innovative and sustainable model. We recommend that China choose the second option and design and implement a health care system based on population health management principles and sophisticated health information technology. Taking this path could yield a triple dividend for China: Health care will contribute to the growth of service sector employment, stimulate domestic demand by unlocking savings, and enable China to export its health system development capabilities to other emerging economies, mirroring its success in building other critical infrastructure. These forces can help turn the Chinese Dream into a reality
Notes "RAND Health."
"RR-600-1-AETNA"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-50)
Notes Print version
Subject Health insurance -- China.
Medical care -- Information technology -- China.
Medical policy -- China.
Older people -- Medical care -- China.
Delivery of Health Care.
Developing Countries -- economics.
Health Care Sector -- economics.
Health Plan Implementation.
Health Policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Gu, Kun, author
Hunter, Lauren (Poet), author
Liu, Hangsheng, author
Newberry, Sydne J., author
RAND Health.
Rand Corporation, issuing body
ISBN 0833085662
0833086359 (electronic bk.)
9780833086358 (electronic bk.)