Volume 4 Issue 3

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Editorial Introduction

The October 2013 issue of China Health Review includes Part II of the China Medical Board (CMB) Open Competition (OC) Interview Series and a research article by Professor Leiyu Shi, in addition to our usual sections.

In the CMB-OC Interview Series: Part II, we invited an anonymous CMB-OC reviewer and three finalists (Drs. Yu Fang, Jin Yan, and Wenjie Gong) to share their experience and insights.

In the Research Article section, Professor Leiyu Shi and coauthors discussed job satisfaction among Chinese primary care doctors following the recent healthcare reform. The paper received the 2013 China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) Best Papers Award.

Research Twitter provides summaries of eleven recent publications, covering topics such as community-level text messaging for 2009 H1N1 prevention, probable person to person transmission of novel avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, determinants of healthcare-seeking delay among tuberculosis patients, effects of New Cooperative Medical Scheme on access to care and financial protection, adult body mass index and overweight from 1991 to 2009 in China, acetaminophen and/or antibiotic use in early life and the development of childhood allergic diseases, assessing equity of healthcare utilization in rural China, prevalence and control of diabetes in Chinese adults, rapid health transition in China (1990–2010), epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in China, and the efficacy, safety, and immunology of an inactivated alum-adjuvant enterovirus 71 vaccine.

Policy Practice and Updates includes six updates concerning topics such as assuaging local resistance to out-of-network health insurance reimbursement, Guangzhou City’s initiating pilot reform of county-level public hospitals, releasing of the report on “designing social security system”, improving medical insurance for residents, advancing pilot catastrophic insurance, and participating of newly graduated college students in workers’ medical insurance in the city of Wuhan before taking a job.

In About CHPAMS, we introduce to you Dr. Qi (Harry) Zhang, an active CHPAMS Planning Committee member and a tenured Associate Professor in the College of Health Science at Old Dominion University. You will also find recent career and professional updates for Drs. Zhuo (Adam) Chen and Kun Zhang, and recent publications lead-authored by CHPAMS members including Drs. Jay Pan, Xinglin Feng, and Longjian Liu.

Enjoy Reading!












China Medical Board Open Competition Interview Series: Part II

Research Article

Job Satisfaction by Chinese Primary
Care Doctors Following Health Care Reform
by Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Yang Sun, PhD, Xiaoyu Nie, MSPH,
Qingyue Meng, MD, PhD

Research Twitter

Policy and Practice Updates


Feature Member:

Qi (Harry) Zhang, BA PhD

Members’ Updates