Summary:

This month a themed issue of The Lancet (Vol 379, Issue 9818, March 2012) focuses on health system reform in China as the country strives to achieve comprehensive universal health coverage by 2020.
This issue follows on from the series on health system reform in China, published by the Lancet in 2008.
The issue summarises that important advances have been made in achieving equal access to services and insurance coverage across Chinese regions. However as China moves towards this goal reductions in health care expenses do not seem forthcoming.

Article:

This month a themed issue of The Lancet (Vol 379, Issue 9818, March 2012) focuses on health system reform in China as the country strives to achieve comprehensive universal health coverage by 2020.
This issue follows on from the series on health system reform in China, published by the Lancet in 2008.
The issue summarises that important advances have been made in achieving equal access to services and insurance coverage across Chinese regions. However as China moves towards this goal reductions in health care expenses do not seem forthcoming.

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