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Perspectives on the Training of Chinese Primary Health Care Physicians to Reduce Chronic Illnesses and Their Burden

Sun, Wenmin; Li, Yang; Hu, Yiting; Rao, Xin; Xu, Xingzhi; Browning, Colette; Thomas, Shane


This paper is a commentary on the training of Chinese Primary Health Care Doctors to reduce chronic illness and its burden. First, we will consider the policy position of the Chinese government concerning the development of a competent and enlarged primary physician workforce to deliver the proposed primary health care system reforms. We then turn to a review of the drivers of the high burden of chronic illnesses especially in older people in China. We argue that the curriculum for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Public Health
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00168
Access Rights: Open Access


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