Control costs, enhance quality, and increase revenue in three top general public hospitals in Beijing, China.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


PloS one, Volume 8, Issue 8, p.e72166 (2013)


2013, October 2013, Public Health Sciences Division


With market-oriented economic and health-care reform, public hospitals in China have received unprecedented pressures from governmental regulations, public opinions, and financial demands. To adapt the changing environment and keep pace of modernizing healthcare delivery system, public hospitals in China are expanding clinical services and improving delivery efficiency, while controlling costs. Recent experiences are valuable lessons for guiding future healthcare reform. Here we carefully study three teaching hospitals, to exemplify their experiences during this period.