Online ZOOM Meeting: https://hku.zoom.us/j/464633678
Meeting ID: 464 633 678
Physician mobility has increasingly become a policy focus amidst China’s healthcare reform and healthy city movement. However, the theoretical understanding of physician mobility and explanation of failures in certain policies that promote physician mobility, such as the United Healthcare System(醫聯體), Multisite Practicing(多點執業), Medical Group(醫生集團), and private care(民營醫療), remain limited. Based on multiple case studies in Chengdu, this thesis is going to unpack the structural constraints of physician mobility and to analyze physicians’ agency in coping with these constraints. Firstly, it will examine how the physician labor market has been divided into various segments under the tensions of the medical professionalism, capital, and bureaucratization, resulting in the constrained labor mobility across different segments or places. Secondly, it will investigate physicians’ active strategies to overcome these constraints and shape a healthcare landscape beneficial to their reproduction. This study aims to contribute to the understanding of physician labor market and healthcare reform policy-making.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Xiang YAN is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. He received his Master’s degree from Peking University and Bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University. Before joining the department, he has worked as an urban planner and accumulated experiences in the spatial planning of healthcare resources. He is currently working on health geography and focusing on physician mobility, patient mobility, and the inequality distribution of high-quality healthcare resources.
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