A Dream Yet to Come True: Disparity of Healthcare Access in China

Irene J. Su, RN, MSN

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Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal. 2007;7(3) 

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Conclusion

Healthcare reform appears to be an area of weakness on the landscape of market economy in China. Existing health insurance plans are far from adequate in providing affordable and accessible medical care to the population. Citizens without any form of insurance coverage are most vulnerable to financial hardship when they need to seek medical treatment. Fundamental changes have to be made to the infrastructure of the system before government policies and directives can effectively eliminate problems of healthcare delivery in the country.

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