China’s public-sector expenditure on health care increased almost 14-fold between the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the end of 2018. Illustration: SCMPChina’s public-sector expenditure on health care increased almost 14-fold between the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the end of 2018. Illustration: SCMP
China’s public-sector expenditure on health care increased almost 14-fold between the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the end of 2018. Illustration: SCMP

What has China’s public healthcare system learned from the twin coronavirus outbreaks of Sars and Covid-19?

  • China’s public-sector expenditure on health care increased almost 14-fold between the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the end of 2018
  • System is too “hospital-centric,” fragmented and volume-driven, according to a joint report by the World Health Organisation and World Bank

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China’s public-sector expenditure on health care increased almost 14-fold between the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the end of 2018. Illustration: SCMPChina’s public-sector expenditure on health care increased almost 14-fold between the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the end of 2018. Illustration: SCMP
China’s public-sector expenditure on health care increased almost 14-fold between the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the end of 2018. Illustration: SCMP
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