Ear to Asia podcast Episode 40

How healthy is China's healthcare system?

China's citizens are now demanding more from the nation’s healthcare system, with its tangle of institutions, insurance plans and bureaucratic rules. So how do ordinary Chinese seek medical help? And how does rising marketisation fit with the socialist aims of the Chinese Communist Party? Asia historian Dr Lewis Mayo and medical sociologist Dr Jane Brophy peel back the layers of healthcare in China. Presented by Ali Moore.