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Historical Development of Healthcare Institutions in East Asia

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A young boy in Guangzhou receives a medical exam, November 2012.
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Flickr/smohundro

Researchers

Senior Fellow

This theme includes research on the evolution of health systems and analysis of the determinants of significant health improvements, such as those achieved between 1950 and 1980 in China; and comparative historical analysis of specific health system features, such as the institution of physician dispensing and recent reforms to separate prescribing and dispensing.