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.
Table of Contents
China's Health Care System: An Introduction
Diabetes Care in China
Similarities and Differences between TCM and Conventional Therapy in Physicians' Practice: A Qualitative Analysis
Effects of TCM and Insurance on Quality and Utilization of Inpatient Care Services: A Quantitative Analysis
Findings and Limitations
Discussion and Policy Implications
This document was submitted as a dissertation in September 2011 in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctoral degree in public policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The faculty committee that supervised and approved the dissertation consisted of Allen Freemont (Chair), Gery Ryan, and Hao Yu.
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