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The changing role of township health centres

IDS Bulletin 28(1): 39-47
The changing role of township health centres
A case study is presented of health centres in one poor rural county (Donglan, Guangxi province) in China, which shows that the performance of many township health centre functions (such as curative and preventive services and administrative duties) declined during the 1980s. Many health centres are unable to compete for patients in the developing market for medical care. The performance of other functions has been undermined by financial constraints.

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