Urban Disease Could Double China’s Healthcare Spending

Our man at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (this Bystander rarely moves in such rarified circles) sends word of a seminar there on U.S.-China relations. The point that caught our man’s ear was an unconsidered consequence of China’s urbanization. An estimated 60% of the population will live in cities by 2020. Urban lifestyle diseases such as strokes and heart diseases along with the aging of the population could help double the country’s health care spending to 8% of GDP within 15 years.

Leave a comment

Filed under Politics & Society

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s