MYRON S. COHEN, M.D.; GAIL E. HENDERSON, PH.D.
Through the past decade the medical care system of the People's Republic of China has been scrutinized and praised (1-3). There seems little question that political solutions to health care problems such as venereal disease, tuberculosis, and schistosomiasis have had a major effect (3); such results are consistent with the view that public health efforts and change in socioeconomic conditions, as much as therapeutic advances, can determine the incidence and prevalence of disease (4). In support of this perspective many authors have emphasized Chinese policies for distribution of health care to rural peasants, who before 1949 had little or no
COHEN MS, HENDERSON GE. Medical Care in the People's Republic of China: Access and Cost. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:727–728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-5-727
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