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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,...

The Health Policy Environment in Vietnam: Observations from an Outside Insider

February 25, 2010

The health sector's successes in Vietnam have been described as "legendary" by international donors, but there is always the other side of the story.

Evidence on the Benefits of Primary Care: Implications for Asia

October 22, 2009

As part of health reforms announced in April 2009, China plans to expand and strengthen primary care (i.e., provision of first contact, person-focused, ongoing care over time, and coordinating care...

Thailand's Universal Coverage System and Preliminary Evaluation of its Success

October 15, 2009

Thailand introduced a universal coverage program in 2001. This program is commonly known as a "30 Baht Health Reform," adding coverage for nearly 14 million more people.

Prescribing Cultures and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific: A Book Launch Event

September 23, 2009

Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally, yet deeply rooted in local culture.

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...

Changes in Taiwan's Cigarette Market After the US Forced It Open

April 23, 2009

The stated purpose of the Trade Act of 1974 was to promote free trade. Section 301 authorized the U.S.

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).

Gender, Aging, and Health in China

November 20, 2008

Part three of the colloquium series on "The Implications of Demographic Change in China," co-sponsored by the Stanford China Program and the Asian Health Policy Program.

The May 2008 US-China Insurance Dialogues

May 30, 2008

John Morrison will give an overview of Sino-US cooperation on social insurance regulation with a focus on health policy, as one window into Sino-US relations on the verge of the Olympics.

Informal Care for the Elderly in South Korea and the Impact on Caregivers' Labor Force Participation

May 8, 2008

Rapid population aging in many Asian countries poses an increased burden of care for elderly people with disabilities.

Innovation, Regulation, and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific

March 7, 2008

The Comparative Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

China's Harmonious Society: Two Overviews--Health Systems Reform and the HIV Epidemic

January 25, 2008

China's Harmonious Society colloquium seriesco-sponsored by the Stanford China Program and the Center for East Asian Studies Since 2006, the official doctrine of China's Communist Party calls for...

Economic Consequences of Population Aging in Asia

November 29, 2007

Inaugural Lecture of the Comparative Health Policy Program Colloquium Series on Demographic Change in Asia

Workshop on Comparative Health Policy: Asia and the Global Governance of Epidemics

April 20, 2006

The seminar will examine critically the current state of the art in global health crisis management with particular reference to HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Avian Influenza.

Creating Wealth and Poverty in China

March 10, 2006

In the run-up to the Olympics, China is a country of contradictions.

HIV/AIDS in China

October 17, 2005

There are currently an estimated 840,000 people in China who are infected with HIV. The largest two groups that have been affected are injection drug users and former plasma donors.

Healthcare Policy in Japan: Challenges and Opportunities

October 28, 2004

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa received his MD degree in 1962 from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine. Currently, Dr.

STDs and HIV in China 2002: 'Titanic Peril' or Emergent Prevention Opportunity?

January 15, 2003

Dr. Myron Cohen spoke earlier this year at the UN on AIDS in China.