1. The impact of the new cooperative medical scheme on financial burden of tuberculosis patients: evidence from six counties in China.

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5(1):8 (2016) PMID 26818723 PMCID PMC4730613

    Tuberculosis (TB) patients in China encounter heavy financial burdens throughout the course of their treatment and it is unclear how China's health insurance systems affect the alleviation of this burden under the integrated approach. This study aimed to measure reimbursement for TB services und...
  2. Implementing a "free" tuberculosis (TB) care policy under the integrated model in Jiangsu, China: practices and costs in the real world.

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5(1):1 (2016) PMID 26796785 PMCID PMC4722763

    In the 1990s, China introduced a "free" tuberculosis (TB) care policy under the national TB control program. Recently, as a part of a new TB diagnosis and treatment model, it has been recommended that the integrated model scale up. This paper examines whether or not TB designated hospitals in th...
  3. Global implications of China's healthcare reform.

    International Journal of Health Planning and Ma... 31(1):25 (2016) PMID 24890392

    The ongoing healthcare reform in China has a powerful spillover effect beyond the health sector and the borders of China. A successful completion of the Chinese reform will offer a new model for social justice development, shift the global economy toward sustainability and create a new hub for s...
  4. Access to and affordability of healthcare for TB patients in China: issues and challenges.

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5(1):10 (2016) PMID 26822583 PMCID PMC4731945

    This paper introduces the background, aim and objectives of the project entitled "China-the Gates Foundation Collaboration on TB Control in China" that has been underway for many years. It also summarizes the key findings of the nine papers included in this special issue, which used data from th...
  5. Towards universal access to skilled birth attendance: the process of transforming the role of traditional birth attendants in Rural China.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 16(1):58 (2016) PMID 27000104 PMCID PMC4800763

    Institution-based childbirth, with the ultimate goal of universal access to skilled birth attendance (SBA), has been selected as a key strategy to reduce the maternal mortality rate in many developing countries. However, the question of how to engage traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the ad...
  6. Factors that determine catastrophic expenditure for tuberculosis care: a patient survey in China.

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5(1):6 (2016) PMID 26806552 PMCID PMC4724959

    Tuberculosis (TB) often causes catastrophic economic effects on both the individual suffering the disease and their households. A number of studies have analyzed patient and household expenditure on TB care, but there does not appear to be any that have assessed the incidence, intensity and dete...
  7. Impact of Community-Based DOT on Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

    PLoS ONE 11(2):e0147744 (2016) PMID 26849656 PMCID PMC4744041

    Poor adherence to tuberculosis (TB) treatment can lead to prolonged infectivity and poor treatment outcomes. Directly observed treatment (DOT) seeks to improve adherence to TB treatment by observing patients while they take their anti-TB medication. Although community-based DOT (CB-DOT) programs...
  8. Task shifting of traditional birth attendants in rural China: a qualitative study of the implementation of institution-based delivery policy

    The Lancet 386:S41 (2015)

    Background Institution-based delivery, with the ultimate goal of universal access to skilled birth attendance, has been selected as a key strategy to reduce maternal mortality rate in many developing countries. However, the question of how to engage traditional birth attendan...
  9. Analysis of the equity of emergency medical services: a cross-sectional survey in Chongqing city

    The Lancet 386:S45 (2015)

    Background As a result of the economic reform and the uneven distribution of available wealth, equity of emergency medical services is at risk. This study aimed to assess the equity of emergency medical services in needs, utilisation, and distribution of resources, and to pro...
  10. Public-private mix for tuberculosis care and control: a systematic review.

    International Journal of Infectious Diseases 34:20 (2015) PMID 25722284

    Public-private mix (PPM), recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), was introduced to cope with the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic worldwide. In many developing countries, PPM has played a powerful role in TB control, while in others it has failed to meet expectations. Thus we performed a ...
  11. [Health of peacekeepers protection with perspective of global health].

    Zhonghua yu fang yi xue za zhi [Chinese journal... 49(3):202 (2015) PMID 26268861

    Global health arisen recently, but it developed rapidly and attracted great attention from global researchers and institutions. China, as a member of United Nation, actively participated in many international peacekeeping activities. Health of peacekeepers is global health and it is important to...
  12. Comparison between peer-led and teacher-led education in tuberculosis prevention in rural middle schools in Chongqing, China.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 27(2):NP2101 (2015) PMID 24097927

    The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of tuberculosis (TB) education through a comparison of peer-led and teacher-led methods of education about TB prevention among middle school students in rural Chongqing, China. A preintervention and postintervention questionnaire survey was c...
  13. Factors contributing to the rapid rise of caesarean section: a prospective study of primiparous Chinese women in Shanghai.

    BMJ Open 5(11):e008994 (2015) PMID 26567254 PMCID PMC4654304

    To identify factors contributing to the rapid rise of caesarean section in Shanghai through the prospective observation of changes in the preferred mode of delivery in pregnancy among primiparous Chinese women. Prospective study. Two general hospitals in Shanghai. A cohort of 832 low-risk primip...
  14. Tackling challenges of TB/MDRTB in China: concerted actions are imperative.

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 4:19 (2015) PMID 25908975 PMCID PMC4407541

    China is the second largest TB epidemic with the most number of people infected with multi-drug resistant (MDR). Over the past decade, a large number of TB control projects have been funded by the government of China and international organizations, and epidemic in China has been effectively con...
  15. Analysis of the equity of emergency medical services: a cross-sectional survey in Chongqing city.

    International Journal for Equity in Health 14(1):150 (2015) PMID 26689717 PMCID PMC4687132

    Due to reform of the economic system and the even distribution of available wealth, emergency medical services (EMS) experienced greater risks in equity. This study aimed to assess the equity of EMS needs, utilisation, and distribution of related resources, and to provide evidence for policy-mak...
  16. Systematic review on irrational use of medicines in China and Vietnam.

    PLoS ONE 10(3):e0117710 (2015) PMID 25793497 PMCID PMC4368648

    Irrational use of medicines has been an issue concerned all over the world and the outlooks in developing countries are more severe. This study aimed to assess the different patterns of irrational use of medicines and its influential factors in China and Vietnam. A systematic review was performe...
  17. China's distinctive engagement in global health.

    The Lancet 384(9945):793 (2014) PMID 25176550

    China has made rapid progress in four key domains of global health. China's health aid deploys medical teams, constructs facilities, donates drugs and equipment, trains personnel, and supports malaria control mainly in Africa and Asia. Prompted by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) out...
  18. A community-based approach to non-communicable chronic disease management within a context of advancing universal health coverage in China: progress and challenges.

    BMC Public Health 14 Suppl 2:S2 (2014) PMID 25082410 PMCID PMC4120154

    Paralleled with the rapid socio-economic development and demographic transition, an epidemic of non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) has emerged in China over the past three decades, resulting in increased disease and economic burdens. Over the past decade, with a political commitment of imp...
  19. Equity in access to healthcare among the urban elderly in China: does health insurance matter?

    International Journal of Health Planning and Ma... 29(2):e127 (2014) PMID 25028751

    The aim of this study was to examine if inequity in healthcare among the urban elderly in China has been improved through the implementation of Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI).METHODS AND DATA SOURCE: We used the data from a nationwide household health survey conducted between Dec...
  20. Advancing universal coverage of healthcare in China: translating political will into policy and practice.

    International Journal of Health Planning and Ma... 29(2):160 (2014) PMID 23877959

    China launched its new health system reform plan in 2009 to advance its universal coverage of healthcare, after more than 4 years' consultations and discussions with various stakeholders including the public. This paper aims to introduce and discuss the context and process of China's current hea...