Predicament of Emerging Collaborative Governance: National Policy, Local Experiments, and Public Hospital Reforms in China

  • Edward GuEmail author


Public hospitals are an important part of the supply side of the health sector around the world, and numerous studies have shown that large majorities of the public, in particular in Europe, support public provision of health care (Wendt et al. 2010; Missinne et al. 2013; Jensen and Naumann 2016). In China, public hospitals play an especially significant role in health-care service delivery system (World Bank 2010a; Qian and Blomqvist 2014). Serving as major facilities for the Chinese people to seek medical care, the capacities, service volumes, and operational revenues of public hospitals hold dominant positions in the hospital sector. Therefore, governance reforms of public hospitals are among the top priorities for improving the overall performance of the health-care sector in China (Yip et al. 2012).


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  1. 1.School of Public AffairsZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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