›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (6): 707-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2013.06.002

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Analysis of main policy of health system reform in China

HOU Jia-le1, MA Jin2   

  1. 1.Institute of Urban and Population Development Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai 200020, China; 2.School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2013-06-28 Published:2013-06-28
  • Supported by:

    Shanghai Public Health Key Discipline Construction Project, 12GWZX0601


Objective To analyse the main policy of health system reform in China in recent years, and explore the development path in future. Methods The methods of literature review and policy analysis were employed to study the main policy of health system reform in China in recent years. Results Government pricing played a dominating role, which was the fundamental cause for the ineffectiveness of price mechanism. The findings from 16 pilot cities indicated that the reform of public hospitals had not made a significant breakthrough. Conclusion It would be a practical way to establish the mechanism of medicine price formation to solve the current problem, and the key to reform of public hospitals lies in the socialization of medical resources.

Key words: health system reform, policy analysis, drug price adjustment, public hospital reform