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Diabetes Care in China

Impacts of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and Insurance on Quality and Utilization

Published Nov 3, 2011

by Zhen Wang

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Today, China is facing a serious and fast growing challenge of a diabetes epidemic. With the largest diabetic population in the world, 9.7% of Chinese aged 20 and over have diabetes. However, diabetes care is far from satisfactory. The problem is further complicated by the widespread use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and by disparities in insurance coverage. This dissertation intends to explore quality and utilization of diabetes care in China.

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