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Innovative Approaches Proposed For Shanghai’s Health Reform

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Shanghai's two universities - Fudan University and Jiaotong University - and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences will be separately drafting their version of healthcare reform for the city. The Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau will confirm the final draft adoption. Experts involved in crafting the universities' proposal revealed that it offers innovative ideas such as bringing in commercial insurance firms and setting up medical conglomerates according to regulatory policies. Social insurance implications include: the principle of reducing government subsidies, but providing legal protection and tax incentives; and allotting partial or full business operations to non-governmental departments. International insurers are not discounted, while conglomerates can comprise hospitals and specialist clinics, with different groups cooperating or competing among themselves. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)
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