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Understanding "Value for Money" in Healthy Ageing

November 2019

In the new eBook Live Long and Prosper?

Healing One-Fifth of Humanity: Progress and Challenges for China's Health System

November 2019

In the 2019 fourth quarter edition of the Milken Institute Review, Asia Health Policy Program director Karen Eggleston discusses the progress China has made since the 2009 reforms to its healthcare...

Enhancing Financial Protection under China’s Social Health Insurance to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

June 2019

China started comprehensive health system reforms in 2009.

Financing Longevity: The Economics of Pensions, Health and Long-term Care Insurance

May 2019

This special issue of The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, edited by Anita Mukherjee and APARC's Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston, focuses on a key challenge around the world:...

Direct Medical Cost of Diabetes in Rural China Using Electronic Insurance Claims Data and Diabetes Management Data

July 2018

Aims/IntroductionTo evaluate the annual direct medical cost attributable to type 2 diabetes mellitus according to socioeconomic factors, medical conditions and complications categories. Materials...

Avoidable Hospital Admissions From Diabetes Complications In Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, And Communities Outside Beijing

January 2018

Improving the quality of primary care may reduce avoidable hospital admissions.

Mortality In Rural China Declined As Health Insurance Coverage Increased, But No Evidence The Two Are Linked

September 2017

Health insurance holds the promise of improving population health and survival and protecting people from catastrophic health spending.

Health Insurance and Chronic Disease Control: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Hypertension in Rural China

February 2017

"Health Insurance and Chronic Disease Control: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Hypertension in Rural China" is a chapter within the volume China's Healthcare System and Reform.

The weaker sex? Vulnerable men and women's resilience to socio-economic disadvantage

September 2016

Sex differences in mortality vary over time and place as a function of social, health, and medical circumstances.

Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India

July 2016

The world’s two most populous countries face numerous policy challenges from rapid demographic change.

Cloaks and Veils: Countervisualizing Cigarette Factories In and Outside of China

March 2016

In this article, I consider what a casual observer can see of a notorious product’s primary place of fabrication. Few products have been criticized in recent years more than cigarettes.

The Economic Implications of Population Ageing in China and India: Introduction to the Special Issue

December 2015

China and India account for nearly 36% of the world’s population.

Contracting with Private Providers for Primary Care Services: Evidence from Urban China

January 2013

Controversy surrounds the role of the private sector in health service delivery, including primary care and population health services.

Health Care for 1.3 Billion: An Overview of China’s Health System

January 2012

What kind of a health care system do China’s 1.3 billion turn to when ill, injured, or in need of care?

Soft Budget Constraints and Ownership: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Hospitals

December 2011

Consistent with the property rights theory of ownership incorporating soft budget constraints (SBCs), we find that controlling for SBCs, for-profit hospitals drop safety-net services more often and...

Prescribing Institutions: Explaining the Evolution of Physician Dispensing (journal article)

December 2011

Health systems provide a rich field for testing hypotheses of institutional economics.

Prescribing Institutions: Explaining the Evolution of Physician Dispensing (working paper)

October 2011

A condensed version of this paper is published in the Journal of Institutional Economics (2012) 8(2): 247-270.Abstract: Health systems provide a rich field for testing hypotheses of institutional...

Social Change and Psychological Well-being in Urban and Rural China

August 2011

The economic reforms of the past two decades have initiated a major social transition in China, characterized by unprecedented social mobility and stratification.  Meanwhile, the privatization of...

Educational Disparities in Quality of Diabetes Care in a Universal Health Insurance System: Evidence from the 2005 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

August 2011

Objective To investigate educational disparities in the care process and health outcomes among patients with diabetes in the context of South Korea's universal health insurance system.

Quality Adjustment for Health Care Spending on Chronic Disease: Evidence from Diabetes Treatment, 1999-2009

May 2011

Although U.S. health care expenditures reached 17.6 percent of GDP in 2009, quality measurement in this important service sector remains limited.

Private Health Insurance in South Korea: An International Comparison

January 2011

OUR APOLOGIES: THIS WORKING PAPER HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY REMOVED PENDING PEER REVIEW FOR PUBLICATION.In this study, we discuss the historical and policy background of expanded private health...

Health Expenditures in Pakistan: Cross-Checking Household Expenditure Data on Health for NHA and Adjustment with National Accounts

December 2010

According to hitherto available data, health expenditures in Pakistan are relatively low in international comparison.

The Imbalance between Patient Needs and the Limited Competence of Top-Level Health Providers in Urban China: An Empirical Study

November 2010

Objective: To show the pattern of patient satisfaction with top-level delivery organizations (Level 2 and Level 3 hospitals), and using neo-institutionalism approach to explain the relatively low...

Perverse Incentives in the Chinese Health System and Assessment of the April 2009 Reform

October 2010

Since 1978, China has been primarily market-focused in its provision of health care and social services.

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