ChinaBio Today Release: Officials: Chronic Disease Threatens China's Healthcare System

Published: Jul 27, 2012

by Richard Daverman, PhD

July 26, 2012 -- Chronic disease – the kind of illnesses that are widely associated with western lifestyles – now constitute the latest challenge for China’s healthcare reforms. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer – these long-term illnesses and their attendant costs are threatening to overwhelm China’s healthcare budget, according to government officials. Despite a three-year $125 billion investment in China's healthcare system, some measurements show that China’s populace is now sicker than ever. More details....

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