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Current Status of health management service-related institutions in China

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Journal Title:
CHINESE JOURNAL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Issue:
4
DOI:
10.3760/cma.j.issn.1674-0815.2009.04.007
Key Word:
健康管理;卫生服务;数据收集;Health management;Health services;Data collection

Abstract´╝Ü Objective To investigate the current status, performance,challenges and demands of the health management service-related institutions in China so as to provide evidence for effective policy-making. Methods A cross-sectional study design was used in this report. The health management service-related institutions were identified based on web site searching and government business registration records. Web or mail-based questionnaire was used for data collection. Telephone interview was conducted to confirm the validity and reliability of the data. Results Of 5744 health management service-related institutions in China,585 were investigated for type of organization, personnel profile, business strategy and investment. Since 2000, the number of health management service-related institutions in China had kept increasing in an average rate of 52%. The services included physical check, health education, and disease intervention,etc. Conclusions In China,health management is still at its early stage although an increasing trend could be found and a large number of related- institutions have emerged. However, health management system in China still faces the challenge of poor professional services and insufficient healthcare providers.

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