Interview on Long-Term Care in China (The Lancet)

A recent article in The Lancet outlined the current situation of long-term care for the elderly in China, including the challenges faced by the long-term care of the elderly and policy recommendations and prospects for the future. The Lancet interviewed corresponding author Winnie Yip and co-author Zhanlian Feng. Resources: Read the abstract and download the article in English here. Read the interview with lead authors Zhanlian Feng and Winnie Yip…

New Publication: A Tale of Transition: Trends of Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Impoverishment in Urban China, 1986-2009 (Health Systems & Reform)

From 1986 to 2009, China’s health system reform first adopted a market-oriented approach and later reemphasized the role of the government starting from 2002. China’s oscillating health care financing policies present us a unique opportunity to examine the consequences of government-led financing and market-oriented financing measures. This study uses the Urban Household Survey, a diary data in China that covers the period of 1986 to 2009 to examine the long-run…

New Publication: Long-term care in China (The Lancet)

In China, the population is rapidly ageing and the capacity of the system that cares for older people is increasingly a concern. In this Review, we provide a profile of the long-term care system and policy landscape in China. The long-term care system is characterised by rapid growth of the residential care sector, slow development of home and community-based services, and increasing involvement of the private sector. The long-term care…

Reflections on China’s Medical Reforms Post-COVID-19 (Prof. Winnie Yip interviewed by Xinhua News)

Xinhua News Agency

Recently, Dr. Winnie Yip was interviewed by Xinhua, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China. In this interview, Dr. Yip reflects on the achievements and remaining challenges of the Chinese health system in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. She notes that with the challenges of an aging population and an increase in patients with chronic diseases, now especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese health system is…

New publication: Perceived Competition and Process of Care in Rural China (Risk Management and Healthcare Policy)

Although there is much debate about the effect of hospital competition on healthcare quality, its impact on the process of care remains unclear. This study aimed to determine whether hospital competition improves the process of care in rural China. The county hospital questionnaire survey data and the randomly sampled medical records of bacterial pneumonia patients in 2015 in rural area of Guizhou, China, were used in this study. Our results…

How Taiwan beat the coronavirus (Prof. William Hsiao on CNBC News)

Summary CNBC.com looked at how places around the world have tackled COVID-19. Taiwan, the third subject of the series, has confirmed 451 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in a population of 23.7 million. Taiwan had a plan in place for years, which involved quarantines, contact tracing and wide availability of masks, among other things. William Hsiao, emeritus professor of economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the…

Welcoming Dr. Jia Xiang to Harvard China Health Partnership

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jia Xiang has started as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Dr. Jia Xiang received her Ph.D. in Economics from Penn State in 2020. She finds synergies between Health Economics and empirical Industrial Organization in research. Her previous work estimates a structural model to quantify the effects of asymmetric information in physician-patient interaction on medical treatment decisions and social welfare, using healthcare insurance claims data…

Dr. Winnie Yip appointed Interim Director of Fairbank Center

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies has announced that Professor Winnie (Chi-Man) Yip, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will serve as interim faculty director for the Fairbank Center beginning on September 1, 2020, for one year while faculty director Michael Szonyi enjoys a well-deserved sabbatical. Winnie has been an active member of our community doing groundbreaking research on public health. We look forward to Winnie’s leadership…

Announcing HCHP Research Awardees

Please join us in congratulating the following students and researchers for being awarded a Research Award from the Harvard China Health Partnership. The Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP) Research Awards are designed to provide financial support for full-time Harvard students and post-doctoral fellows to conduct research on public health issues in China, with a priority on health systems or health policy issues related to China. Stay tuned for presentations from…

Visiting Scholar Blog–Understanding the Epidemic Countermeasures Employed at the Community Level in China (By Dr. Jing WANG)

Dr. Jing Wang is an associate professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the role of technology and innovation in healthcare delivery, the provision of long-term care, and the promotion of social welfare in the Chinese healthcare system. She is a 2019-2020 Visiting Scholar with the Harvard China Health Partnership. These remarks represent her own personal views, not the views of…