Health Care

Scholarly Publications

Principal-Agent Problems in Health Care: Evidence from Prescribing Patterns of Private Providers in Vietnam

December 2009

The principal-agent problem in health care asserts that providers, being imperfect agents for patients, will act to maximize their profits at the expense of the patients’ interests.

Inpatient treatment of diabetic patients in Asia: evidence from India, China, Thailand and Malaysia

October 2009

Aims The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has grown rapidly, but little is known about the drivers of inpatient spending in low- and middle-income countries.

Developing Commercial Health Insurance in China

December 2008

In late 2006, the Chinese government appointed a high-level inter-ministerial commission—composed of fourteen government agencies, co-chaired by the National Development and Reform Commission and...

Other Publications

Consensus Statement: Primary Health Care Reform & Community Health Service in China

July 2015

The conference report from the workshop, Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China, held on June 18, 2015 at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The report is written...

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

News

Does it matter how you pay doctors and hospitals? Evidence from the Asia Pacific

July 2008

The organizing committee of the "Provider Payment Incentives in the Asia Pacific" conference -- including health economists from Shorenstein APARC, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Seoul...

Postdoctoral fellow in Asia health policy combines legal and economic expertise

March 2009

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is pleased to announce that Brian K.

Events

Aging Asia: Economic and Social Implications of Rapid Demographic Change in China, Japan, and Korea

February 25, 2009

This conference will explore the impact of rapid aging on economic growth, labor markets, social insurance financing, long term care, and health care in China, Japan, and Korea.

Fast Forward: Uncertainties, Risks and Opportunities of Rapid Aging in China, Japan, and Korea

February 27, 2009

An innovative, invitation-only scenario planning exercise designed to develop a broader understanding of how population aging could affect the social, cultural, economic, and security futures of...

Multimedia

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

July 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the event "The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program" on May 8, 2014, with Margaret Triyana, the 2013-14 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow.Triyana's study analyzes the effects of...

Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin" on Jan.

People

Radhika Jain Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-21
Wasin Laohavinij Visiting Scholar at APARC