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China lays out bold plan to improve healthcare

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1877 (Published 09 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1877
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

China’s State Council has laid out its five year plan for the healthcare system, with the aim of improving the ratio of healthcare workers to the population, expanding the private sector’s involvement in healthcare provision, and making greater use of technology to improve healthcare services.

The 2015 to 2020 plan, announced on 30 March, aims to increase China’s number of hospitals, so that there will be six hospital beds for every 1000 people, up from 4.55 …

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