Article Abstract

Diversity and more investment needed in Chinese medical education

Authors: Jian Ge, Ziming Luo, Sijing Yang

Abstract

China has the largest population in the world and has a huge medical needs. Research on China’s health workforce indicate that China encounter problems of shortages, imbalances and maldistribution in medical resources. Until 2014, China’s total health workforce are 10.2 million, of which licensed doctors are 2.4 million and licensed assistant doctors are 0.5 million (1).