International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

China’s Public Hospitals and a Preliminary Design for Them to Shoulder the Responsibility of Commonweal
Fengrong Liu, Zhengxia Tang

China has been dedicating to public hospital reforms in recent years. The social responsibility of public hospitals is discussed and needs to design appropriate policy. In this paper, we propose connotation of the commonweal goal to distinguish it from a simple non-profitability notion. Several preconditions are listed in this paper, including pharmacy separation, restrain of retrospective payment, promoting primary care, enhancing budget and accountability information disclosure. Prudent choice of the suitable mode still needs to be made based on the current situation of China.

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