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Beijing's medical reform receives positive feedback

07-09-2012 09:31 BJT

Beijing’s new reforms aim to separate medical services from drug management

In this reform, "medical service fees" replaces "registration fees" and hospitals cut the 15% markup of drugs

Results are looking good so far, data show that consultant costs lowered nearly 12 yuan per patient

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A survey conducted by Beijing Municipal hospital management bureau shows that the public generally gave positive feedback to the city’s medical reforms. 90 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with Beijing Friendship Hospital’s new measures.

Most respondents also say they are sensitive to the drug prices, which is exactly what the new measures are focused on.

90 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with Beijing Friendship Hospital’s new
measures.

"I have chronic disease and need to take medicine all the time. I came to the hospital for my medicine every single month. I feel it’s relatively cheaper now."

"It’s more convenient to get an appointment with doctors now. Before I needed to arrive at the hospital as early as six am."

But there still is room to improve. Some long-term issues in China’s medical system remain. The most dissatisfaction comes from negative hospital experiences and the lack of credibility of doctors.

"I just want the hospital to have better doctors, and of course, to be cheaper."

"I think the medical reform should not change things on the surface. It should solely focus on the patients. The reform should be aimed at the core issues of the system."

The Beijing Friendship Hospital says it will carefully monitor the progress of its new measures, along with patients’ feedback.

Public hospital reform test underway in Beijing

Beijing began implementing its program on public hospital reform on July 1st. The Beijing Friendship Hospital is the one that will eliminate the 15 percent drug mark-up, and introduce a medical care service fee. Full story >>

Sub-anchor: New measures in Beijing's medical reform

As part of the ongoing medical care reform in China, Beijing Friendship Hospital has been selected as the pilot hospital to carry out new measures focused on improving the medical system and hospital experience. Full story >>

90 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with Beijing Friendship Hospital’s new
measures.

90 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with Beijing Friendship Hospital’s new
measures.

90 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with Beijing Friendship Hospital’s new
measures.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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