Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Stephen V. Marks
Nancy Neiman Auerbach
This thesis identifies and analyzes current problems in the healthcare market in China. Although many health indicators of China such as life expectancy and child mortality rates have improved significantly and suggest that the healthcare reform in China is successful, there have been many more reports of patient's violent attack towards the doctor, the sudden death of doctors, and decreasing doctor supplies that suggest otherwise. I observed that the relationship between doctors and patients are intense, doctors experience enormous working pressure, and many doctors are leaving the market. It makes me wonder how did government fail to improve its healthcare quality while health indicators suggest huge improvements. This thesis mainly focuses on how institutions contribute to the market inefficiencies. I hope this thesis will provide some insights for future reform policies.
Zhang, Yasha, "Unveil the Mysterious Reality of Management Healthcare in China: A Case Study on Institutional Arrangement" (2018). Scripps Senior Theses. 1199.