Circular of the General Office of the State Council on Issuing the Key Tasks for Deepening the Healthcare System Reform in 2019

  • 2019-06-05
To the people’s governments of all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government, all competent departments under the State Council,
The Key Tasks for Deepening the Healthcare System Reform in 2019 has been approved by the State Council. It is hereby printed and distributed to you for compliance and implementation according to actual situation.

General Office of the State Council
May 23, 2019
(The document is publicly issued)

The Key Tasks for Deepening the Healthcare System Reform in 2019
To implement the task for deepening the healthcare system reform in 2019, we should follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and implement fully the guiding principles of the Party's 19th National Congress and the second and third plenary sessions of its 19th Central Committee. Meanwhile, we should also fully implement all major policies and plans of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on implementing the Healthy China strategy and deepening the healthcare system reform. Moreover, we should adhere to putting people's health at the center and uphold the principles of ensuring basic services, improving such services at the grass-roots level and establishing the effective mechanisms. Additionally, we should shift the focus on healthcare from treating illnesses to enhancing people’s health, implement “prevention first” policy and strengthen health promotion and disease prevention. Finally, we should strictly focus on the problem of “expensive medical bills and difficult access to quality medical services”, deepen the coordinated reform of medical services, health insurance, and the medicine industry, as well as unswervingly promote the effective implementation of medical reform and ensure its benefits for our people.
I. Prepared Documents
Opinions on implementing the Healthy China initiative, the Healthy China initiative and plans for organizing, implementing and evaluating the Healthy China initiative.
Policy documents on promoting the sustainable, healthy and standardized development of private investment in the medical sector.
The list of drugs encouraged for imitation.
Policy documents on further standardizing the use of medical consumables.
Policy documents on further deepening medical reform with centralized procurement and use of drugs as the point of penetration.
Administrative measures for drug use in medical institutions.
Policy documents on charging diagnosis and treatment fees through Internet and models of health insurance payment.
Guidelines for deepening the reform of the professional title system for professional medical workers.
Guidelines for establishing and improving the health service system for the elderly.
Methods for evaluating the performance of public medical institutions at or below the secondary level.
Measures to strengthen the management of the doctor’s team.
Management measures for medical treatment partnership system.
Guiding documents for the reform of salary system in public hospitals.
Policy documents on improving the individual health insurance accounts of employees. Regulations on monitoring the use of healthcare funds.

II. Key Tasks for Implementation

The above is the suggestion framework for key tasks. For more details, please see the original document.