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Chinese-Style Decentralization and Health System Reform

  • David Hipgrave mail,

    dhipgrave@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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  • Sufang Guo,

    Affiliation: UNICEF Office for China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Yan Mu,

    Affiliation: UNICEF Office for China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Yan Guo,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Fei Yan,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Statistics and Social Medicine, Fudan University School of Public Health, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Robert Scherpbier,

    Affiliation: UNICEF Office for China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Hana Brixi

    Affiliation: The World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Published: November 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001337

About the Authors

David Hipgrave
Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Sufang Guo, Yan Mu, Robert Scherpbier
UNICEF Office for China, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Yan Guo
Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Fei Yan
Department of Health Statistics and Social Medicine, Fudan University School of Public Health, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Hana Brixi
The World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dhipgrave@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The opinions expressed in this paper reflect the perspectives of the authors alone, and may not be inferred to represent the position of their parent institutions.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: DBH SG YM YG FY RS HB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DBH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DBH SG YM YG FY RWS HB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DBH SG YM YG FY RWS HB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DBH SG YM YG FY RWS HB.