PharmacoEconomics sets its sights on China

A special issue of PharmacoEconomics has been published, devoted to studies addressing China’s current health care system from a health economics and outcomes research perspective.

The issue, available on SpringerLink, features contributions from important and influential figures including Wannian Liang, Head of the Office of Healthcare Reform in China’s Ministry of Health, and, from Peking University, Professor Gordon Liu – a thought leader of health economics in China. Eric Qiong Wu and Jipan Xie, both from Analysis Group, were Guest Editors for the issue, along with Lizheng Shi of Tulane University.
Studies published in this issue highlight areas of particular challenge in the state’s health care reform initiatives and provide interesting findings with implications for policy and medical decision-making.

Chris Carswell, Editor of PharmacoEconomics, commented:

“As China expands its efforts to reform the national health care system, the need for rigorous, relevant health economics and outcomes research will grow. It was an honour to work with such prominent researchers to create this very topical issue”.

This special issue includes the following articles:

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