China to expand rural healthcare system

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 15 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:431
  1. Richard Tomlinson
  1. Beijing

    An experimental medical insurance scheme developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Chinese villagers will be promoted nationally, as part of the government's efforts to rebuild China's devastated rural healthcare system.

    Established in 1994, the WHO pilot project covered 8.7 million people in seven provinces. The aim was to determine whether it was possible to reintroduce collectively funded medical care for China's …

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