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The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

May 8, 2014

This study analyzes the effects of Indonesia's conditional cash transfer program on the local health care market in terms of price, utilization, and quality of care.

Supplier-induced Demand in Newborn Treatment: Evidence from Japan

February 12, 2014

We measure the degree of supplier-induced demand in newborn treatment, by exploiting changes in reimbursement arising from the introduction in Japan of the partial prospective payment system (PPS)....

NHI Reform in Taiwan: Recent Developments

October 14, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center of East Asian Studies, Stanford University Prominent health policy expert—Rachel Lu from Taiwan—will share her view on recent health policy developments in the region,...

Region-based v. Distance-based Information in Emergency Health Risk Communication: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

October 9, 2013

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant...

The Spillover Effect of National Health Insurance on Household Consumption Patterns in Taiwan

May 3, 2012

One of the major aims of implementing a national health insurance program in Taiwan in 1995 was to provide financial risk protection to the country's 23 million citizens.

Patterns of Elderly Life Expectancy in Three Chinese Cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei

April 30, 2012

Life expectancy at aged 65 is remarkably similar in the three Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taipei, even though the cities differ in levels of socioeconomic development, health systems...

Do Different Health Insurance Plans in China Create Disparities in Health Care Utilization and Expenditures?

February 23, 2012

Venue Changed to the Philippines Conference Room China has recently reformed its health care system with the intent of providing universal coverage for basic health care to every Chinese citizen....

The Growth of Private Hospitals and Public-Private Partnerships in Asia: Good or Bad for Health?

February 13, 2012

This colloquium will discuss the state of evidence, challenges, and research agenda regarding the growth of private hospitals and public-private hospital partnerships in developing Asia.Dominic...

Japan’s Public Universal Health Insurance System Reform: Lessons for Achieving and Maintaining Universal Health Care Coverage

January 19, 2012

The global health community has been aiming at ensuring health coverage for all. To achieve universal health care coverage, the German Social Health Insurance model is one solution.

A Mechanism for Promoting Comparative Health Policy Research in the Asia-Pacific Region

October 20, 2011

The Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) on Health Systems and Policies was established in June 2011.

The Performance and Driving Force of Government Health Expenditure in China: Evidence from Provincial Panel Data, 1991-2007

May 5, 2011

The new health reform started in 2009 has shown the determination of the Chinese government, especially the central government, to increase its responsibility in the health sector.

Private Health Insurance in South Korea: An International Comparison

April 7, 2011

In this event, Dr. Jaeun Shin will discuss the historical and policy background of expanded private health insurance in South Korea.

Mental Health in China after the Sichuan 5.12 Earthquake: An Empirical Study of Knowledge Transfer from Doctor to Patient

February 10, 2011

After the Sichuan 5.12 earthquake, many people in the disaster area suffered from mental health problems.

Private Health Insurance in South Korea: An International ComparisonPrivate Health Insurance in South Korea: An International Comparison

February 2, 2011

In this study, we discuss the historical and policy background of expanded private health insurance in South Korea.

Health Reform in the Pacific: Comparing Approaches to Universal Coverage in the Philippines and the State of Hawaii

October 21, 2010

The Republic of the Philippines began on the path to universal coverage with the passage of the National Health Insurance Act of 1995 (Republic Act 7875) which established the Philippine Health...

Patient Trust in Physicians in China: A Survey of Beijing

June 3, 2010

The Chinese health care system has experienced profound changes like retrenchment of state financial support in the past decades.

Can You Trust Your Doctor? Patients, Providers, and Health Reforms in China

May 20, 2010

In this colloquium, we hear about Tsinghua University researchers' studies on physician-patient trust and satisfaction with health care in China.

Strict Liability for Medical Malpractice? The Impact of Increasing Malpractice Liability on Obstetrician Behavior in Taiwan

April 22, 2010

The extent and existence of "defensive medicine" -- excessive medical care to defend a physician against malpractice claims -- is a perennial subject of both policy and academic debate.  For...

Public Stewardship of Private Providers in China's Primary Health Care System

March 3, 2010

With the rapid growth of the Chinese economy and transition from central planning to a more market-oriented structure since the 1980s, private health care providers have gained market share,...

Grassroots Empowerment: Can Models from India Spark a Revolution in Healthcare Delivery in China?

January 14, 2010

In the four years since a State Council think tank, the Development Research Center, bluntly declared the failure of three decades of healthcare reform, China has placed a high political priority...

Health Care Reform Under Progressive Governments in Korea; and Late Life Inequality in Health, Work, and Economic Resources in Korea

May 7, 2009

This talk will combine presentations on the health and economic well-being of the elderly in Korea, and an attempt to evaluate the impact of health policy under a decade of progressive governments...

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...

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.

Health Care System and Policy in Korea: Politics and Democratization

February 20, 2009

Korea introduced three major health-care reforms: in financing (1999), pharmaceuticals (2000), and provider payment (2001).

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