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Efforts to cut medical costs medical reform of public hospitals into the most difficult task

Update:2013-7-30 16:06:14   From::本站   Editer:admin   

According to the Reference News Network Roundup, Hong Kong, "South China Morning Post," said the central government will cut medical costs as the key to health reform this year. Analysts said Beijing primary goal of health reform this year showed its determination to reduce the patient's medical expenses, but the most difficult task - to rectify urban public hospital finances - still seems elusive.

According to the "South China Morning Post" reported on July 29, the State Council on the aspects of health reform, "breakthroughs" in the latest guidelines listed 26 tasks, including controlling costs and increasing health insurance subsidies. Four years, the central government is committed to a comprehensive reform of the high cost of medical treatment is difficult medical system recently released document is the latest move. Complex medical reform is a major test of the new government, the State Council has instructed local governments to play a greater role in this reform.

New program requirements and to consolidate and expand health insurance coverage to increase Medicare payments. Medical insurance for urban residents and the new rural cooperative government subsidies increased to 280 yuan per person per year.

Reported that the State Council in the first three years of medical reform has invested more than 1 trillion yuan, while the initial cost estimate is 850 billion yuan. About half of the expenses for the expansion of basic health insurance. "(Tax) revenue is limited, while expenditure increased," PKU Management Consulting medical experts Wang Hongzhi said, "So now the government introduced a series of measures to reduce through Medicare pay medical expenses."

State reform policy also includes integrated management responsibilities and reduce prescription drug prices, industry experts generally been affirmed. But these reforms are not on the urban public policy of financial support for a large hospital system reform put forward new proposals. This hospital services with the majority of the population, if they are in compliance with the requirements of the central government to cancel originally used to help bridge the funding shortfall of 15% of prescription drugs increases, and that their revenues will suffer. China Merchants Securities report said: "The lack of progress in this part of the reform, from the file view, in the near future there will be no substantial reform," but the Capital University of Economics Professor Zhu Junsheng, that if the authorities respond to the call of the file abstain from drugs the hospital sales, it will "accomplish a great deal."

New guidelines focus on preventing abuse of power, is a previous program improvements. "Medicare plans to ban excessive prescribing doctors, but doctors can be divided into different sections so that medical services to circumvent this rule," Professor Zhu said, "The new document takes into account this point and should be banned."

In addition, the document avoided centralized drug procurement reform measures detailed provisions, but suggested authorities "reasonable to reduce drug costs."

"The leaders realize that the majority of time spent on drugs than medical expenses caused by the high drug prices, but because doctors prescribe medication overdose," Wang Hongzhi said, "stressed cheap led to some accidents, because pharmaceutical manufacturers willing to produce cheap but effective drugs. "

Guidelines recommend the insurance fund before the end of the management into the same government department. It is estimated that the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security will take over all health insurance fund.

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