Emerging Trends in Chinese Healthcare: The Impact of a Rising Middle Class

This report is a reprint of an article that originally appeared in the Journal of the International Hospital Federation in 2008. Because of the high level of interest in this subject, the article has been reprinted here as a reference only. It should be noted that the statistics quoted in the article are from the time period of the original article and have not been updated with 2010 data.

This report examines and illustrates the major phenomenon in the Chinese healthcare marketplace: the explosion of a vigorous and demanding middle class and its impact on the future directions the industry should pursue.