Guidelines for Establishing and Improving the Health Service System for the Elderly

  • 2019-11-04
The people’s governments of all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government, all ministries and commissions of and departments directly under the State Council:
At present, the population size of the elderly in China continues to expand, and the demand for health services becomes more and more urgent. In order to address the issues of incomplete health service system for the elderly, insufficient effective supply along with unbalanced and inadequate development, establish and improve a health service system for the elderly in line with China’s national conditions and meet the ever-growing needs of the elderly for health services, the following opinions, based on the “Healthy China 2030” Planning Outline, are hereby put forward with the approval of the State Council.
I. General requirement
(I) Guiding thoughts
(II) Basic principles
(III) Main objective
II. Main tasks
(I) To reinforce health education
(II) To strengthening prevention and healthcare
(III) To improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
(IV) To enhance rehabilitation and nursing services
(V) To enhance long-term care services
(VI) To enhance palliative care services
III. Supporting measures
(I) To ensure standardization
(II) To increase policy support
(III) To accelerate disciplinary development
(IV) To strengthen staff construction
(V) To heighten information support
(VI) To intensify organizational guarantee
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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, National Healthcare Security Administration, National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine
October 28, 2019