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The distribution and impact of health resource availability in China (English)

Using cross-section data, this paper provides a statistical assessment of the extent to which health resources are evenly distributed in China, and the degree to which improvements in health resource availability may account for the observed variation in mortality levels. Contrary to expectation, the analysis finds that substantial inequalities do remain in the distribution of health resources, and that these differentials are principally associated with levels of urban income and urbanization. However, these differences in health resource availability do not appear to explain the significant variation which also persists in mortality levels, a finding consistent with the results of similar analyses for developed countries

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Prescott, Nicholas Jamison, Dean T.

The distribution and impact of health resource availability in China (English). World Bank reprint series ; no. REP 397 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/758361468240589094/The-distribution-and-impact-of-health-resource-availability-in-China