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Where next for China?: User fees increase China's health challenges

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 31 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:499
  1. Saroj A Jayasinghe, locum consultant physician (
  1. Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust, Romford RM7 0BE

    EDITOR—The editorial by Liu does not give adequate consideration to the policy option of health services at zero cost to users.1 The evidence from China confirms previous evidence that introducing user fees for health care reduces use of health care and thereby adds to human misery.2 For elderly …

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