Improving human resource management in Chinese healthcare: identifying the obstacles to change

Aust Health Rev. 2004;27(1):124-30. doi: 10.1071/ah042710124.

Abstract

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. Drawing on research in Chinese hospitals in 1997 this paper identifies two major obstacles to improved human resource management: wage policy and lack of control by local managers over staffing.

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Decision Making, Organizational*
  • Health Care Reform / organization & administration*
  • Hospital Administrators / education*
  • Hospital Administrators / standards
  • Hospitals, Private / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Hospitals, Private / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, Public / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Hospitals, Public / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Needs Assessment
  • Personnel Administration, Hospital / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Personnel Administration, Hospital / standards*
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Professional Autonomy*
  • Salaries and Fringe Benefits / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Social Responsibility
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workforce