Improving human resource management in Chinese healthcare: identifying the obstacles to change Academic Article uri icon


  • Health sector reform in China has led to increasing responsibility for hospital managers in the management of staff,but constraints continue. New personnel reforms offer new opportunities but face a number of difficulties. Drawingon research in Chinese hospitals in 1997 this paper identifies two major obstacles to improved human resourcemanagement: wage policy and lack of control by local managers over staffing.

publication date

  • 2004