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. 2017 Dec 20;13(1):91.
doi: 10.1186/s12992-017-0315-8.

Non-communicable Diseases Control in China and Japan

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Non-communicable Diseases Control in China and Japan

Fei Wu et al. Global Health. .
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Abstract

China and Japan share numerous similarities other than their geographical proximity. Facing the great challenges of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), China and Japan have developed different preventive strategies and systems. While Japan has made great progress in primary prevention of NCDs through strong legislation, the 'Specific Health Check and Guidance System' and a unique licensed health professional system, China is attempting to catch up by changing its strategies in NCDs control. In this manuscript, we compared disease burden of NCDs, health care systems and preventive strategies against NCDs between China and Japan. In this light, we summarized the points that the two countries can learn from each other, and proposed recommendations for the two countries in NCDs control.

Keywords: Comparison; Non-communicable diseases; Preventive strategies.

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Factors for risk classification in Japan
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Medical Insurance System in Japan (http://www.mhlw.go.jp/bunya/iryouhoken/iryouhoken01/dl/01_eng.pdf, access to the website on June 19, 2017)

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