This research paper takes a close look at the healthcare systems in the United States and China, aiming to uncover the unique characteristics and challenges that define each. Through careful analysis of reliable sources like peer-reviewed articles and textbooks, we aim to paint a clear picture of the current state of healthcare in these two nations. Our study digs deep into the different aspects of healthcare in both countries, including the role of government and private sectors in the US and the blend of traditional and modern approaches in China. We also explore the differences in healthcare access in both urban and rural areas in these countries, highlighting the existing challenges. By bringing together a wide range of information, this study hopes to spark a meaningful conversation about the future of healthcare in these nations. Our goal is to contribute to a broader understanding that could potentially lead to a future where everyone, no matter where they are, can have access to good healthcare and lead healthy lives.

Keywords: Healthcare System, United States, China, Policy Analysis, Health Outcomes, Healthcare Access, Global Health Discussions

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2023

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health Care Administration

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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