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Newsletter 2017

Administrator Change

Ms. SU Yue, the incumbent administrator has made a significant contribution for the management and development of West China Research Centre for Rural Health Development (WCRC•RHD) during the last three years. At present, Ms. SU is leaving for her postgraduate program of MA Educational Management in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. All our best wish for Ms. SU! Meanwhile, Ms. TENG Xinrui selected from 16 potential candidates is welcomed to join WCRC•RHD, and she will take over the work as the next administrator. Ms. TENG, graduated from University of Glasgow with Master degree of Management with International Finance, has administrative working experience in foreign companies and competent English communicating skills. She will in charge of the routine administrative affair of WCRC•RHD, academic research activities coordination, research achievements promotion, etc. Ms. TENG will be the Personal Assistant to Director Yang as well, and work with other faculty to contribute to the development of WCRC•RHD.
Centre Member Taking Course in US

In June – July 2017, Associate Professor QIU Peiyuan went to Department of Psychologic Medicine, University of Rochester, to participate in eCapacity Development & Growth in the ASPIRE Network (eC.ASPIRE) learning relevant techniques in United States. The training course was organized by Professor Eric Caine.


The project progress of “Training for Research on the Role of Township Hospitals in the Healthcare System (RoTHiS)”
The township hospital is the basis of Chinese healthcare system, which is also the grass root to practice the basic public health and medical service in rural population. The rapid development of urbanization and the growth of aging population have made the supply of medical service to rural population a challenge for township hospitals. Township hospitals, especially those in underdeveloped western areas, are encountering the serious shortage of financial and human resources. And these difficulties have hindered township hospitals from playing a role perfectly in the implement of new health care reform policies, such as two-way referral, the reinforce of the preventive health care, the whole coverage of basic public health service, the decline of medical expenses and so on. As a consequence, the training and research on the role of township hospitals in the complex and changeable rural environment is an urgent task.

With the support of China Medical Board (CMB Grant 16-252), WCRC•RHD in Sichuan University has begun a three-year project (2017-2019), “Training for Research on the Role of Township Hospitals in the Healthcare System (RoTHiS)”.

In order to support and encourage the township hospitals to play a better role and further improve the health care service, the project aims to start from health system research, combine various methods to figure out the situation and problems of township hospitals in western China, thus to offer scientific evidence for solutions. At the meanwhile, the project would train young research staffs and students who major in preventive medicine, and prompt them to understand their professional role and improve their research abilities.

The project has three related working packages (WP).

The WP1 focuses on the field work to engage township hospitals for case interview, data collection, action research, student practice and long-term cooperation.

The WP2 covers research and training. Several sub-projects in the areas of health system domain will be proposed and undertaken by young researchers who will receive training for health system study. This package aims to study the current situation and conduct case study of township hospitals, and pay attention to clarify the relationship of input and output of health care policy and system, then combine the experts’ training and research work by using various methods.

The WP3 is an overarching component: experts’ supervision research methods and training research staff, as well as conducting program evaluation and cooperation on producing outcomes.

Up to date, RoTHiS has made following progress:

1. Selection of the sample township hospitals. According to the terrain, geomorphology, social economic, demographic, culture and traffic conditions, we have selected 9 township hospitals in 3 counties, which are Xihe township hospital, Baihe township hospital and Huangtu township hospital in Longquanyi district of Chengdu plain; Gufo township hospital, Zhaohua township hospital and Huzhu township hospital in Fushun Town of hill areas; Xinshiba township hospital, Sijue township hospital and Qianjin township hospital in Yi mountain area respectively.

The geographical distribution of sample points is showed as follows. There are 341 medical workers in the sample township hospitals, who manage 156 village doctors. In total, 580,000 villagers have taken the medical service by the end of 2016.
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Figure 1 The geographical locations of three sample counties

Figure 2 The geographical locations of three sample townships in Longquanyi district

Figure 3 The geographical locations of three samplet ownshipsin Fushun county

Figure 4 The geographical locations of three samplet ownships in Ganluo county

2. The baseline survey of doctors in villages and township hospitals has been conducted. From May to June 2017, leading by Professor YANG, the project team of RoTHiS conducted survey in 9 sampling township hospitals and village hospitals, in order to understand the human resources in the grass-root healthcare system and work situation of rural doctors. We used medical staff questionnaires of the 5thnational healthcare service survey, adopted electronic edition on Wenjuanixing, and collected data through internet connection on mobile phone. The survey received 365 valid questionnaires, accounting for 70% of all the working staffs in 9 sampling points. Village doctors make up to 36% of them. The remaining 30% not included in the survey were support staffs, or those who were on vacation and out of town for further study. Now the project team is conducting data analysis and writing papers.

3. A project on spatial access to maternal and child health care is led by Dr PAN Jie of the Centre. The research analyzes the accessibility and difference of service resources in the entire area of Sichuan’s township hospitals and community health service centres based on the nearest-neighbor method and Gini coefficient analysis. At present, the English paper of this research has been submitted to publish.

4. A study on the clarification of policies in rural health care is led by Professor LIU Yi (Department of health policy and management, West China School of Public Health) and associate professor REN Xiaohui (Department of health and social behaviour) cooperated with RoTHiS project team. They have summarized the change and associated effects of township hospital’s related policies from 1950 to now so far. The summary includes six parts: (1) the ownership of township hospital; (2) The policy of compensation; (3) The policy of service and function; (4) The policy of human resources; (5) The policy of drug management; (6) The development of health information. Related research staffs are preparing for academic papers of the results.

5. A study on the quality of public health service in township hospitals (from the demanding perspective) is to be conducted by Professor ZHANG Juying (Department of epidemiology and medical statistics, West China School of Public Health) and her group. Professor ZHANG Juying’s team intends to undertake door-to-door interview to understand the quality of health care service in sampling township hospitals. The tool to be adapted is a professional questionnaire focused on primary healthcare service, which has been developed by the group based on the original professional questionnaire created in John Hopkins School of Public Health. The research is on the stage of modifying and piloting the tool.

6. A study on medical care quality of township and village doctors (from the supplying perspective)aims to understand village doctors’ ability on providing basic medical/health care service. The method is the questionnaire on the diagnosis and treatment of basic diseases, connected with the standardized patient cases, to collect the professional knowledge and ability of township or village doctors. Professor ZHOU Huan (Department of health and social behaviour, West China School of Public Health) is leading this study which is on the stage of data collection currently.

7. A study on workload of village and township hospital doctors will be conducted by associate professor ZHU Mengrong and lecturer Yue Lin (both in Department of health policy and management, West China School of Public Health). At the moment, the study is at the stage of project design and literature review.

8. A study on the clinical medical service coverage and ability of township hospitals is led by Dr ZOU Kun, who is the candidate of post-doctor in West China School of Public Health. As a secondary analysis, the study is based on hospital medical recorded in the first page of inpatients’ cases.

9. Associate professor ZHOU Xiaoyuan (Department of health policy and management, West China School of Public Health) is responsible for data analysis of financial reportsof township hospitals. The aim of the study is to understand the balance between clinical service and public health service in township hospitals, and to show benefits on township hospitals from both type of services.

10. A sub-project on how to improve rural doctors’ service efficiency and capability via eHealth technology is proposed by Professor LI Guiyuan (Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, West China School of Public Health) and Professor YANG Min. The study will cooperate with Technology Department, Health and Family Plaining Information Centre of Sichuan Province and Sichuan Mobile Telecom Company, and aims to evaluate the result and generalizability of the present APP which assists rural doctors providing in healthcare service.

11. The professional training and action study of students. As an essential content of WP1, the study aims to encourage preventive medicine students to go to the sample township hospitals, to study with connecting on the main problems and demand on current work, and understand how the preventive medicine serves are provided to rural population, also strengthen the ability to solve practical problems by applying textbook knowledge. The activity is led by Professor Yang Min, Professor ZHANG Juying and Associate Professor QIU Peiyuan. Each of them will supervise three undergraduates in West China School of Public Health of Sichuan University. Training will be provided by experienced faculty Dr LI Sijian from School of Nursing of Hong Kong Polytehnic University by the end of 2017 and early of 2018.

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality: A JointAction from London, Beijing, Sichuan and Tanzania
A workshop of the project, “learning from health systems strengthening in maternal and newborn health in China to inform accelerated progress for saving lives in Africa, has been held in West China School of Public Health of Sichuan University from November 27th to December 1st, 2017. The participants were experts, researchers and research students from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Tanzania President’s Office, Ministry of Public Health of Tanzania, Tanzanian Ifakara Health Institution, School of Public Health in Peking University and Sichuan University – WCRC•RHD and West China School of Public Health. The participants were majored in various fields of public health such as maternal and child health, health economy, health system, health management and epidemiology. Dr. YANG Li, the Director of Maternal and Child Health Service Division in Sichuan Health and Family Planning Commission, Dr. WU Fangyin, from Sichuan Maternal and Child Health Hospital, and Prof. LI Xiaosong, the Dean of West China School of Public Health of Sichuan University attended the opening ceremony.

This workshop is aimed at presenting and discussing research findings on experiences in successfully reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rate and relevant maternity and in promoting child health development in China, especially in Sichuan Province. The ultimate purpose is to find concrete experiences for increasing maternal and neonatal survival rate in Tanzania after in-depth discussion upon which solutions could be transferred to them according to Tanzanian national health system. All in all, it is a significant attempt for Western China maternal and neonatal health towards international public health.
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At the opening ceremony, Director YANG Li gave all participants an warm welcome. She briefly introduced the basic situation of socio-economic, maternal and child health in Sichuan province, and emphasized the importance of Chine national policies in improving Sichuan maternal and child health status, hence in enhancing survival rate of mothers and babies. Director Yang appreciated Sichuan Maternal and Child Health Hospital for their taking part in the project, she also expressed the supports as always from Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province – Maternal Health Service Division and their expectation for more cooperation in the future. At last, Dean LI Xiaosong introduced West China School of Public Health’s related work in public health field after giving all representatives a warm welcome. He confirmed the significance of this project towards to global health and China national policy – “The Belt and Road Initiative”.

The overall PI of the project, Professor Carine Ronsmans from LSHTM reviewed the main goals of the project.  Dr. Kapologwe from Tanzania President’s Office spoke on behalf of Tanzanian representatives specified their expectations from the project visit. Dr. Kidanto from Ministry of Public Health of Tanzania introduced the basic situations of health system and maternal and child health in Tanzania. Researchers from LSHTM shared project findings on China health system structure, management mechanism, service delivery, human resources and other aspects in relation to maternal and child health. They also provided empirical evidence for transferability of implementation experience from China to Tanzania by comparing two countries’ differences in health system indicators and maternal and neonatal health results.
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From November 28th to 29th, participants conducted field visit in Yanting County. They communicated and discussed with health personnel in the county people’s hospital, county maternal and child health hospital, Baizi centre township hospital, Anjia township hospital and Guangxie village clinic, upon maternal and neonatal health care services, observed conditions and services of those facilities.
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From November 30th to December 1st, Professor Kara Hanson from LSHTM facilitated a deeper level discussion among all participants. The main topic was about feasibility and transferability of Chinese experience to be introduced to Tanzania. Firstly, Chinese and Tanzanian researchers reciprocated questions and solutions to understand each other’s national health systems. Secondly, all members from United Kingdom, Tanzania and China were involved in brainstorm in order to clarify the specific reason and approach of the available experience applied in Africa from the aspects of service structure, responsibility management (accountability), health financing and human resources.
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On December 1st, the representative of each group presented their discussion results which were further discussed and finalize to reach a final conclusion.  At the end, every group member talked about his/her feelings of taking part in this workshop. They all expressed that their expectations have been satisfied, the friendship has been promoted, and they looked forward to the cooperation outcomes during the later stage of the project.
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The Cooperating Action of “The Advanced Research Method for Educating Multi-Subject Doctor”
This is an education project cooperating among Sichuan University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Turku, Finland, Eastern Finland University and University of Tampere, Finland. The project is funded by Finland CIMO board. During 8th -14thMarch 2017, two doctoral candidates from West China School of Public Health Sichuan University and Prof YANG Min, the Co-PI of the project in Sichuan University, attended the training seminar organized in HK Polytechnic University. About 20 doctors from the universities stated above took part in the class, too. The main topic of the seminar is the evaluation system GRADE and applies it to health policy and clinical practice activities. The participants discussed the current circumstance of doctor education, potential problems and solutions under different national cultural background. Professor YANG Min gave lectures on summarize evidence and how to evaluate the quality of evidence. Mr TANG Weiwei and Ms REN Yan individually gave speech on “The system in managing severe mental disordered patient in community of China” and “Assessing dose-response effects of national essential medicine policy in China: comparison of two methods in handling data with a stepped-wedge like design and hierarchical structure”.
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The Big Data in Medical Service
During 31st August to 5th September 2017, the second course, “The Big Data in Medical Service” of this project was hold in Turku, Finland. There were 30 doctor candidates from six universities in Sichuan, HK and Finland attended the course. The participants systematically explained and in-depth discussed topics on big data in health services including definition of big data, implementation and analysis method of big data, the research challenges of big data applied to medical systems, etc. Professor Sharon-Lise Normand from School of Public Health, Harvard University, Professor YANG Min from WCRC•RHD, Lecturer ZHANG Tao from West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University and Professor Turkka Näppilä from University of Tampere, gave lectures to the course.
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Prof YANG and Dr ZHANG respectively gave talk on “Evaluation of Hospitals' quality based on the First Page of Inpatients’ Cases routine data” and “Time series analysis of Infectious Disease Data". In the course doctoral candidates Ms GUO Bing presented her study on“The Association Study of atmosphere fine particles and Cardiovascular”, Mr QIAO Zhijiao gave the speech of “New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NCMS) Strengthen the Villagers’ Medical Security in Western Rural Areas”, and Ms REN Yan reported her study on “The ethnic related disparities in maternal mortality and association with health systems”.

The faculty from both China and Finland visited the ICU ward in affiliated hospital of Turku University and heart research centre besides taking classes. In the evening of 5th September, all teachers and students were invited by Academician Maritta Välimäki, the project PI, to come together singing and dancing festively. The friendship was promoted during the cheerful atmosphere.

This PhD education program not only offered an opportunity of academic communication and cooperation for Chinese and Finish faculty, but also let them know more about the doctoral education system, hospital management policy and social culture in each other's country.
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Chapter Three. Meeting and Training

The First Rural Health Development Research Forum

West China school of Public Health held the first rural health development research forum was held in Chengdu Wang Jiang Hotel in 27th -28thDecember 2016. This is also the new project launch meeting of the Centre.
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The aim of this forum is to promote the development of rural health in China , enhance communication and collaboration with relative researchers, scholars and staffs of primary health service institution in west china and throughout the country. More than 50 participants come from health administrative staff, health relative fields researchers, and primary health institution staffs took part in this forum to talk about Rural Health Development in different angles. The oral presentations were focused on 4 research sessions: (1)Health policy and rural health development; (2) Township hospital and rural health development; (3) Village doctors and rural health development and (4) Health information and rural health development. Administrative officials from health institution and researchers from universities, primary health institution working staff gave the theme report and presented at joint round-table discussion by sharing their research results and experiences with relevant session including essential medicine institution, basic staff job performance and compensation system and other hot issue of current rural health development.
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2017 student academic conference in Taiwan
From March 23rd to 26th, Dr PAN Jie (Associate Professor from West China School of Public Health) and PhD student Ms CHEN Chu attended to the 2017 student academic conference in Yuanpei Medical Science and Technology University, Taiwan. The topic of the conference was “HEALTH WELL-BEING” which focused on medical science, health, wellbeing, management and other science and technology related to innovation and research.

Ms CHEN Chu shared her research paper Socio-economic Status and Breastfeeding in China: Evidence from a National Study on Healthcare information field. During the conference, faculties and students from Taiwan and Mainland shared teaching and research achievement, local culture and customs, which enhance the bond between Taiwan and Mainland of China and provide the foundation for the next step of collaboration.
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Overseas Visit in LSHTM
In 18th - 22nd September 2017, Professor YANG Min and Associate Professor Pan Jie from WCRC•RHD, the Dean and Vice Dean of West China School of Public Health, Professor LI Xiaosong and Professor PEI Xiaofang, Professor ZHANG Juying (Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, West China School of Public Health) and Dr XIAO Xiong were invited by the Dean of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to have a visit in LSHTM for a week. The International Research Week was held by LSHTM during the visit, so the visitors took part in a series of academic activities. The Vice Director of WCRC•RHD, Professor Ronsmans, who’s one of the foreign experts recruited by national Thousand Talents Program, arranged an academic meeting for the visitors and researchers who have collaboration with Chinese researchers from LSHTM. Moreover, the Sichuan visitors communicated with researchers from two research centres, Department of Population and Epidemiology, and Laboratories of LSHTM in following rap sessions. Professor LI emphatically introduced the China national significant project which led by West China School of Public Health: The Study of Multi-cohorts in Southwestern China. This project attracted LSHTM researchers’ great interests. The meeting between the Sichuan team and the Dean & Vice Dean of LSHTM covered possible long-term cooperation in research and teaching with West China School of Public Health and WCRC•RHD. All in all, the visit has strengthened the cooperative relationship between LSHTM and University of Sichuan in depth.
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Re-evaluating Public Hospital Comprehensive Reform in Shanxi Province
From 3rd to 7th May, according to the State Council, Department of Policies Laws Regulations and System Reform’s requirement, Associate Professor Zhou Xiaoyuan participated in the meeting of Re-evaluating Public Hospital Comprehensive Reform in Shanxi Province.
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Using Nvivo software application on the framework analysis of qualitative research
From 2nd – 5th May 2017, a training course for using Nvivo software application on the framework analysis of qualitative research was held in WCRC•RHD. This training is a part of projects supported by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and Saving the Children organization. The projects are jointly conducted by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), China Centre for Health Development Studies and School of Public health of Peking University, our Centre and West China School of Public Health of Sichuan University. The personal interview and focus group discussion were conducted in three counties in Sichuan Province, including Xide county in Liangshan Yi Autonomy Prefecture, Mabian county in Leshan Prefecture and Pingchang county in Bazhong Prefecture. It involved 123 women with recent delivery experience, 5 village leaders, 48 township hospital health workers/village doctors, and 42 prefecture/county health administration workers, aiming at learning about the maternal and children health services of the health system in depth.

The training course on framework analysis of the interview material was run by experienced Dr Melisa Martinez-Alvarez, Mr David Shallcross and Dr HUANG Yuan from LSHTM. The group of three members led by Dr. GAO Yanqiu from Peking University, the group of four led by Professor YANG Min from WCRC•RHD and the group of six led by Professor ZHANG Juying from West China School of Public Health Sichuan University participated in the training. The interactive teaching, focus group discussion and case study practice methods were used in the training.
Following 5 months after the training, the team finished coding and charting for all the interview materials using methods learnt from the course.
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Participate in “2017 Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health English Thesis Writing Skills Training Seminar”

From 30th May to 2nd June 2017, PhD candidate Ms CHEN Chu took part in 2017 Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health English Thesis Writing Skills Training Seminar in Duke Kunshan University.

The seminar consisted of two sections, public lecture (30th May) and practical training (31stMay – 2nd June). In the public lecture, lecturers taught paper writing and publishing skills from both aspects of editor and author. Practical training took microteaching. Teachers analyzed the modules of English thesis firstly, then participants discussed with partners and wrote down their English essay immediately. Finally, teachers gave modifying suggestions to them one by one.

This training seminar was well arranged to enhance participants’ English writing ability because of rich contents, and it was a chance for researchers to communicate with their peers.
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Attended International Health Economics Association in Boston
In 7th – 11th July 2017, the 12th annual conference of the International Health Economics Association (IHEA) was held in Boston, US. Associate professor ZHUO xiaoyuan, doctor and post graduate students REN Yan, LIU Mengyun and ZHEN Lili also made an oral presentation under the theme “Revolutions in The Economics of Health Systems”. This conference included varies of  session, such as Health Care Access,Cost Effectiveness,Health Insurance,Inequalities and Hospital Cost. Centre members’ oral presentation title are as below:

ZHOU Xiaoyuan: The effect of population aging on health insurance
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REN Yan: The ethnic disparity in maternal mortality rate and its health system determinants in Sichuan province of western China.
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LIU Mengyun: Preliminary Study on Patients' Behavior of 'Bypassing' Low-Level Hospitals

ZHEN Lili: Does a hospital's health care cost depend on the cost of the nearby hospitals: neighborhood influence and hospital competition?
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Second West China Health Policy and Economics Doctoral Consortium

In 2nd - 3rd November 2017, the Second West China Health Policy and Economics Doctoral Consortium was held in Zhide Tang, Sichuan University Huaxi Campus. West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University and WCRC•RHD hosted the consortium together. The goal of the forum was to facilitate PhD’s academical communication in the field of health policy and economy, to share research achievements from differents colleges and instituions, to broaden related doctors’ vision.

More than 40 doctor candidates from over 20 domestic and overseasuniversity/colleges, including Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, University of Melbourne, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Macau, Zhongshan University, Tsinghua University,Peking Union Medical College, Wuhan University, Jilin University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Central South University, etc., attended the consortium.
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Party Secretary FANG Yun from West China School of Public Health made an opening speech. He called on doctor students home and abroad to take an active part in various academical actrivities and cooperations,after giving a warm welcome to every represnetative and he congraulated the success of the forum as well.

Professor LIU Guoen (National School of Development, Peking Univeisity) addressed a speech of Chinese economic development and health care circumstance from economics and health aspects, combined with changes since reform and opening-up policy, changes of social contradictions and himself’s medical experience. Professor YE Zhimin (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) presneted about the general situation of health and economics and its development and challenges. She cited Chinahealth care reform scheme and challenges, and proposed possible solutions and further research areas.
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At the meeting, six award-winning participants presented their theses, and communicated with experts and researchers. The cross cooperation between different subjects provided them new ideas and multiple methods.

The next day, participants visited museums including Jianchuan Earthquake Museum, and they had an in-depth discussion upon health care development in western rural, which provided reliable basis for their potential research and cooperation. The success of this forum promoted researchers’ intimate communications in the field of health care policy and economics, at the same time, the achievements of this consortium offered various research ideas and methods for interdiscipline cooperations in the future.


Dr Liu Qiaolan (Associate Professor from Department of health and social behavior, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) wrote a book review for《DEVELOPING TREND IN TEN YEARS AND CURRENT SITUATION OF HEALTH SYSTEM IN WESTERN CHINA》.She said that it is the first time to collate the ten-year’s development and changes of health system in Western China’s 12 provinces, cities and districts. This book exclusively concentrates on health system in Western China and is elaborately edited based on abundant and accurate data, enough and reliable evidence, clear and profound viewpoints. The content of this book involves in every aspect related to health system in Western China, and gives prominence to the key points as well. It is an exceptional treatise with both technicality and applicability.

The background of the treatise based on Chinese develop-the-west strategy and the discovery of Chinese health system reform, the authors find the similar changes and distinct features between Western China and Central & Eastern China after comparing and contrasting. On the one hand, from the macroscopic perspective, researchers illustrate the actuality and development of health care policy, health financing, medical institution and workforce, heath services and health information in Western China, and compare them with those in Central & Eastern China. Authors pick out examples, such as the health situation in Gansu Province, Shanxi Province, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, to clarify a comprehensive circumstance and development in Western China. One the other hand, from the microscopic view, researchers explore the reasons, such as socioeconomic development, health policy, ethnic culture, medical human resource, medical service quality, health fund, etc., which may influence the actuality and development via statistical methods to identify the relationship between important health system’s index and residents’ health outcomes.

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Published Paper(January - December 2017)

1. 甄丽丽, 胡锦梁, 杨珉, 潘杰(通讯作者):我国卫生机构发展及公平性趋势研究——以调整人口和地理面积为研究视角. 中国卫生政策研究 2017; (01): 27-33.

2. 侯利莎, 闫沛静, 张雪莉, 杜旭东, 甄丽丽, 程迪尔, 段占祺, 潘杰(通讯作者):四川省少数民族地区县乡村一体化实施效果评价研究. 现代预防医学 2017; (02): 264-267.

3. 王阳、田帆、范宁玥、潘杰(通讯作者):《老年人对医养结合型医疗机构的认知、入住意愿及支付意愿——基于成都市的实证分析》,《中国卫生政策研究》2017年第10卷第8期。

4. 向丽佳、郑兰、乔甫、潘杰(通讯作者):《成都市某三级甲等医院不同切口类型、不同危险指数手术切口术后感染率研究》,《重庆医学》2017年第46卷第19期。

5. 田帆、王阳、翟辛谊、范宁玥、潘杰(通讯作者):《医养结合型医疗机构的价格收费研究——基于成都市的分析》,《中国卫生经济》2017年第9期。

6. 张娟, 陈楠, 唐卫卫, 杨珉(通讯作者), 邱培媛. 老年痴呆干预护理效果的系统文献定性评价. 中国老年学杂志 2017; (14): 3577-3580.

7. 刘霖芯, 段占祺, 潘惊萍, 陈楠, 杨珉(通讯作者):利用病案首页数据构建县级综合医院医疗质量指标体系的适用性探讨. 2017; 33(1): 30-34.

8. 李亚茜, 程亮亮, 段占祺, 潘惊萍, 张娟, 杨珉(通讯作者):呼吸系统疾病住院费用与住院时间关联因素的影响程度分析. 现代预防医学 2017; (06): 1063-1069.

9. 程亮亮, 李亚茜, 段占祺, 张娟, 潘惊萍, 杨珉(通讯作者):不同粗分组方法建立DRGs模型的差异对比研究. 中国卫生统计 2017; (03): 404-407.

10. 程亮亮, 段占祺, 张娟, 潘惊萍, 杨珉(通讯作者):呼吸系统疾病患者住院费用的DRGs研究. 中华医院管理杂志 2017; 33(8): 591-595.

11. 唐雯, 张坚, 朱惠莲, 景小凡, 孙建勤, 吴晓娜, 张键, 蒋宝泉, 杨珉(通讯作者), 黄承钰:个体间(II)和个体-均数间差异(IM)指数在老年患病人群健康公平性评价中的应用研究. 中国卫生事业管理 2017, 34(4):302 -305.

12. 王婷婷, 曹诚, 刘亚兰, 练婧曦, 严可, 杨珉, 蒋祎(通讯作者). 重庆市养老机构老年人轻度认知障碍的患病现状及影响因素. 中国康复理论与实践 2017; (03): 253-256.

13. 柏鸽, 万洋, 曾苗, 邱培媛(通讯作者), 熊海. 四川省富顺县农村老年人营养不良及其影响因素调查. 现代预防医学 2017; (10): 1798-1802.

14. 唐雨欣, 郭小牧, 谯治蛟, 邱培媛(通讯作者). 北京、上海社区老年人跌倒现况及影响因素研究. 中华疾病控制杂志 2017; (01): 72-76.

15. 刘晗, 曾苗, 杨练, 张金花, 邱培媛(通讯作者). 集中指数视角下新农合住院补偿受益分布研究——以湖北省孝昌县为例. 卫生经济研究 2017; (01): 35-38.

16. 曾苗, 万洋, 刘晗, 邱培媛(通讯作者), 张强. 四川省富顺县农村老年人睡眠质量及其影响因素研究. 现代预防医学 2017; (04): 688-691.

17. 曾苗,刘晗,柏鸽, 邱培媛(通讯作者). 新型农村合作医疗住院受益公平性分析——以四川省富顺县为例.现代预防医学,2017,(21):3936-3940.

18. 王橙,马爱军,辛军平,樊延军, 赵莉(通讯作者).美国出生医学证明的内容形式与发展.中国妇幼保健.2017 第32卷第32期5493-5496

19. 赵莉,刘毅, 马骁, 汪瑞鸥,辛军国,李春燕,朱嘉琳.预防医学本科人才培养与课程分析.中国大学教学

20. Ren Y, Yang M*, Li Q, Pan J, Chen F, Li X, Meng Q. Assessing dose-response effects of national essential medicine policy in China: comparison of two methods in handling data with a stepped-wedge like design and hierarchical structure. BMJ Open 2017:7; e013247. doi: 10.1136.

21. Ren Y, Qian P, Zhao Z, Pan J, ZhanqiDuan, Pan J, Shallcross D, Yang M*. Disparities in health system input between minority and non-minority counties and their effects on maternal mortality in Sichuan province of western China. BMC Public Health 2017. 17:750 DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4765-y.

22. Mingyue Gao, Weihong Kuang, Peiyuan Qiu, Huali Wang , Xiaozhen Lv, Min Yang*, The time trends of cognitive impairment among elderly Chinese in the community: An epidemiology study based on the CLHLS cohorts from 1998 to 2014,  Age & Aging. 2017; 0: 1–7, doi: 10.1093/ageing/afx038.

23. MarittaVälimäki, Yang M, Normand S, Lorig KR, MinnaAnttila, TellaLantta, VirvePekurinen, Adams CE. Study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of user-driven intervention to prevent aggressive events in psychiatric services. BMC Psychiatry 2017.DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1266-6.

24. Yang M, Xue H, Pan J, Linbuda L, Muchkelbauer R, Yang M, Quan L, Cheng G.. High protein intake along with paternal part‑time employmentis associated with higher body fat mass among girls from SouthChina. European Journal of Nutrition 2017.DOI 10.1007/s00394-017-1468-1.

25. Gao Y, Zhou H, Singh N, Powell-Jackson T, Nash S, Yang M, Guo S, Fang H, Alvarez MM, Liu X, Pan J, Wang Y, Ronsmans C. China’s Countdown to 2015: Progress and challenges in maternal health in Western China. The Lancet Global Health 2017.

26. Pan J, Han W. Exploring the intergenerational persistence of health behaviour:An empirical study of smoking from China. BMC Public Health 2017.

27. Huang Y, Shallcross D, Pi L, Tian F, Pan J, Ronsmans C. Ethnicity and maternal and child health outcomes and service coverage in western China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2017,The Lancet Global Health, (forthcoming).

28. Yang Q, Pan J*. Control under times of uncertainty: the relationship between hospital competition and physician-patient disputes. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2017, 16: 205.

29. Liu M, Qin X, Pan J*. Does Medical Equipment Expansion Lead to More Diagnostic Services? Evidence from China’s Sichuan Province. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2017, 53: 1289-1300.

30. BoliangGuo, Kaylor-Hughes C, Garland A, Nixon N, Sweeney T, Simpson S, Dalgleish T, RajiniRamana, Yang M, Morriss R. Factor structure and longitudinal measurement invariance of PHQ-9 for specialist mental health care patients with persistent major depressive disorder: Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling. Journal of Affective Disorder 2017.

31. Hou. F, Cerulli, C., Wittink, M. N., Caine,E. D.,Qiu, P*. Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis to Explore Associated Factors of Intimate Partner Violence in a Sample of Chinese Rural Women: A Cross-sectional Study. BMJ Open. 2017.

32. Hou, F., Cerulli, C., Crean, H. F., Wittink, M. N., Caine, E. D., Chan, K. L., Qiu, P*. Implementing a New Tool to Predict the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural China. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2017, 1: doi 0886260517742152.

33. Peiyuan Qiu, Eric D. Caine, Fengsu Hou, Catherine Cerulli, Marsha Wittink. Depression as seen through the eyes of rural Chinese women: Implications for help-seeking and the future of mental health care in China. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2017, 227:38-47.

34. Li Zhao, Ruiou Wang, Junguo Xin, Quan Chen, Chunyan Li, James W. Holsinger Jr. and Xiao Ma. Analysis of the Preventive Medicine Undergraduate Curriculum in China: The West China School of Public Heath Experience: A Case Study. Frontiers in Education. Front. Educ., 10 July 2017

35. Peter Tyrer, Helen Tyrer, Richard Morriss, Michael Crawford, Sylvia Cooper, Min Yang, Boliang Guo,Roger T Mulder, Samuel Kemp, Barbara Barrett. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of adapted cognitive behaviour therapy for non-cardiac chest pain: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Open Heart, 2017. 4:e000582. doi:10.1136/ openhrt-2016-000582.

36. Jeremy W. Coid, Rafael Gonzalez, Artemis Igoumenou, Tian Zhang, Min Yang & Paul Bebbington. Personality disorder and violence in the national household population of Britain. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 2017, 28(5): 620–638.

37. Xiacan Chen , Xueli Zhang, Stephen c.p. Wong, Min Yang, Di Kong,Junmei Hu,Characteristics of alleged homicide offenders with and without schizophrenia in Sichuan, China. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 2017,DOI: 10.1002/cbm.2054.

2017 On-going & Completed Projects

1. Study on allocation equity of medicare resources: spatial analysis on accessibility to medical care in Sichuan. Commissioned research for Sichuan Health and Family Planning Committee(45,000 RMB), Grant number: 150112; PI:Jie Pan, 2015-2017.

2. Impact of competition between public hospitals on medical care services. Funded by Sichuan University to outstanding young researchers (200,000 RMB). Grant number: 2015SCU04A19; PI: Jie Pan, 2015-2017.

3. Competition mechanism and public hospital reform. Funded by Centre Government Fund for Basic research to Sichuan University (100,000 RMB). Grant number: skqx201401; PI: Jie Pan, 2014-2017.

4. A cohort study on cost-effectiveness evaluation of community-home care services for Alzheimer’s Disease. CMB OC ($150,000). Grant number: CMB14-198; PI: Peiyuan Qiu, Jan 2015 – Dec 2019.

5. Learning from health systems strengthening in maternal and newborn health (MNH) in China to inform accelerated progress for saving lives in Africa. Funded by MRC in the UK (£77,360). Grant number: MR/M01438X/1 (EP1DZF14); PI: Min Yang, Jan 2015 – Mar 2018.

6. Advanced research methods for multidisciplinary education in Finland and China. CIMO Finland, (Euro 89,000), Grant No: Kiina – 1 – 2016 -03. China site PI: Min Yang, August 2016 – August 2018.

7. Training for Research on the Role of Township Hospitals in the Healthcare System (RoTHiS). CMB ($200,000). Grant number: 16-252. PI: Min Yang, Jan 2017 – Dec 2019.

8. Using multilevel system science to study adolescents’obesity. Commissioned study for China Center for Disease Prevention and Control(126,750 RMB). Grant number: H160926; PI: Li Zhao, Sept 2016 – Dec 2017.

9. 成都高新区基层卫生体系发展研究.四川省卫生计生委 (150,000 RMB). 赵莉(PI). 2017CDGX-ZL. 20170308-20171231.

10. 四川省地方性法规《四川省医疗机构管理条例》修订研究.四川省卫生计生委 (150,000 RMB). 赵莉(PI). 2016WJW-赵莉. 20171218-20171231.

11. 健康石棉2030规划.石棉县卫生和计划生育委员会 (95,000 RMB). 赵莉(PI).H170911. 20170912-20171231.

12. 以卫生政策课程教学为例构建“专业课程+思想政治”教学模式.四川大学 (10,000 RMB). 赵莉(PI).2082404131055. 20170401-20180401.

13. 专业学位研究生优秀案例课程建设.四川大学 (5,000 RMB). 赵莉(PI).1040404117003. 20170101-20180401.

14. 四川省石渠县包虫病综合防治社会经济效益评估项目.四川省卫生计生委 (200,000 RMB). 周晓媛(PI). 0040405301130. 20170101-20171231.

15. 成都市按病种分组付费研究.成都市医研会 (200,000 RMB). 周晓媛(PI). 0040405502213. 20171001-2017043

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