Covid-19 and the Health Care System in China

Creators: Reisach, Ulrike and Yangping, Zhou
Title: Covid-19 and the Health Care System in China
Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Family Medicine and General Practice : AMFPG
Additional Information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Date: 25 April 2020
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): China is known as a high-context culture, which is why our paper analyses the Covid-19 crisis in the broader context of Policy, Economy, Society, Technology, Environment and Law (PESTEL). Following this model, the challenges and influencing factors on the pandemics are being examined. While doing so, we focus on the health-related aspects such as (P) health policy, (E) health-economy, (S) societal issues, including living conditions and culture, (T) technology, as well as electronic health records, testing, and applications (apps), (E) environment and climate, and (L) the health insurances. Ours is not a medical analysis, but is intended to provide insights which might enlighten how and why the virus spread so fast in Hubei Province in China, whose capital is Wuhan. Applying the PESTEL model, we show how institutional settings and crisis-management approaches were adapted to the challenges before and during the crisis.
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Language: English
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Reisach, Ulrike and Yangping, Zhou (2020) Covid-19 and the Health Care System in China. Archives of Family Medicine and General Practice : AMFPG, 5 (1). ISSN 2578-6539

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