Medical RefoRM Should follow MaRket RuleS

2008-04-19 08:01:48 China Economist 2008年1期

张 翼 孙 晨

|Editorial note|Hai Wen, economist and vice president of Peking University, has for many years been involved in in-depth investigation and research of Chinas medical reform, earning a reputation as one of the foremost economists in the field of medical reform. However, in the recent debate on medical reform policy, Hai Wen deliberately decided to keep a low profile. In his view, some of the ideas coming out of academic circles these days are “too short-sighted and political-motivated.” During this interview, he talks about this recent round of medical reform debate, its challenges, and prospects for future reform.