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China Relies On Hospital Drug-Charge Change In Health-Reform Plan

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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One element of China's new health-care reform package involves a trial policy aimed at ending state-owned hospitals reliance on drug charges for income. Details of the plan have not been made public yet, but the intent is to reduce the tendency of physicians to prescribe expensive drugs rather than cheaper versions to drive up hospital income. Under the reform plan, those funds would be replaced in part by changes in medical insurance designed to reduce costs for the patients. (Click here for more
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