Medical System Reform Case Study

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In order to deal with these issues in medical system, the central government planned to reform the medical system in China. In the second half of 2005, the central government organized a conference on health care system reform. This meeting aims to clarify goals and strategies of health care reform, and invited experts from government sector, universities and international organizations to join in this conference (Zou 2012). In 2006, the State Council set up a specific team working for the latest round of medical system reform. This team is responsible for drawing up overall strategies and specific policy measures of health care reform, and all team members come from public sectors related to health and finance (Zheng et al 2010). One year …show more content…
Local governments should propose specific health care reform policies based on guidelines and regulations made by central government. Local government of pilot areas could provide feedbacks and recommendations on the implementation of the reform, which could be helpful to improve health care policies. In general, local governments intend to cooperate with the central government, in order to get various supports, especially financial support from the authority. However, local governments sometimes just perfunctorily conduct reform policies for their own benefits. Thus, the central government should think about how to supervise the implementation of medical system reform in policy making …show more content…
They are responsible for the implementation of medical system reform, and they might have a deep understanding of local context. Funding is essential for effective implementation of health care reform, so that local governments might lobby the central government through various ways in the stage of policy making. After that, they could get financial supports and reduce the pressure of policy implementation. In addition, local governments might misunderstand reform policies or misuse public funds. As a result, the central government should think about how to ensure the effective implementation of medical system reform when designing reform

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