In order to properly understand the existing issue in the Chinese Public hospitals, a proper research is done. As a part of the research, a sample population is selected on whom an interview is done. Three Chinese patients are selected as the sample population. They were interviewed based on the coding and analysis method. Same questionnaire was used in the interview process for all the three Chinese patients. The patients were openly and casually asked these questions. The responses from the patients were noted as codes. The codes noted from all the three patients are almost similar and related. It can give a whole picture for the entire issue prevailing the Chinese hospitals.
In this analysis, a general analysis of codes of all three informants is done for a good understanding of the issue. However, the in depth studies of only one informant is done due to the time constraint.
The in depth analysis is done on the codes of “Informant 1” is done here. The codes created from the actual responses of this informant are analyzed below.
As per the second response given by informant 1, the prevailing issue with the Chinese public hospitals is the unaffordable expenses for the medical treatment. The patient experienced such issue when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The hospital fees for surgery and other related pre and post treatments cost higher than many other reputed hospitals in USA. Hence, due to this aspect, the patient decided not to treat her illness in the Chinese public hospital. She travelled to LA with the treatment plan.
Like the informant in this sample population, many such people in China are facing this issue. Most of the people who are affected are those hailing from the middle class family. The expenses for simple treatments are also higher that the people are unable to afford them. The doctors also take a higher consultation charge, making it difficult for the people. Due to this, a good amount of Chinese patients, especially in the rural china are not taking the treatment from these hospitals despite they are asked to. Those people who have critical illness like t e informat in this case have no other option than travelling to developed countries like USA to avail better patient care and high quality treatment at affordable rates. The insurance coverage that was given to the Chinese patients are also reduced in the present scenario. This is causing more issues for the patients as the expenses for them are alarmingly increasing for the treatment.
In this condition, the informant here is left with no option and she had to travel to LA for treating her breast cancer at an affordable rate there. Being a Chinese resident, in order to get the medical treatment and satisfactory care, the informant did not think a second chance in the Chinese hospitals. She was ready to travel for a proper cure. This shows that patients are looking for good treatment and quality care at an affordable rate. Hence, it is the responsibility of the Chinese government to look in to these matter and provide them with good medical insurance coverage and affordable medical treatment facilities.