Thesis / Dissertation

Socioeconomic inequalities in health care and financial protection among people with non-communicable diseases in China

Yang Zhao, Brian Oldenburg (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

In address the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and achieve the universal health coverage, China officially launched the New Health System Reform in 2009. This thesis investigated trends and socioeconomic inequalities in the healthcare utilisation and financial protection among patients with NCDs in China, using two nationally representative datasets. The findings are useful for evaluating the performance of reformed health system and provide a complete picture for thinking about the socioeconomic disparity in healthcare for NCDs and multimorbidity in China.