The Health Situation in China

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Health Situation in China A health care system refers to the comprehensive organization, structures and strategies through which Medicare and health care is made available by the government to its citizens. A health care system is a product of countries politics. It is a nations system of governance that will dictate upon the most convenient model of health care to adopt. There is no universally acceptable method, and in adopting each; a government has to take into account a variety of factors, which would range from available finances vis-a-vis the total population. A comparison of two models of health care or two countries approach to the provision of health services has to encompass the core issues of financing and health care management. Health sector is the most vital industry in a country and how effectively or ineffectively it is handled goes forth to reveal the social, political and economic policies of a country towards its citizens. A biggest investment of a government has to be in its people and what better way to do it than to invest in their health. The purpose of this paper is to focus health care situation in China. It will focus at financing and management as well as the merits and demerits of the system. China is huge, disjointed and very populous, it has a diversity that can only be compared to Europe's. China health care is centralized and the ministry of public health is the one fully charged with the responsibility of health care delivery. The whole
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