State of health services in China and India: A larger context (The)
Authors/Editors: Pranab Bardhan, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley
Publisher/Journal: Health Affairs
Publication date: Volume 27, No. 4 (2008)
Number of pages: 4
“…..In this paper the problems of health services in China and India are related to some structural features of the two economies. Some similarities and differences exist across these two countries in terms of political economy, with differential results. Both countries have experienced remarkable economic growth during the past quarter-century, but this has not always translated into improvements in health for the poor.
Although China used to have an egalitarian basic public health service, the system has become quite inegalitarian during the past quarter-century, with the disintegration of the communes and adoption of fee-based services under a system of decentralized public finance. India’s health system has remained inegalitarian throughout…”