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Jui-fen Rachel Lu on Equity in Health Care Use in Taiwan

Venue: Encina Commons Rm 117, Stanford main campus.

Host: Stanford Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention

Speaker: Jui-fen Rachel Lu is Visiting Professor at Stanford's Center for East Asian Studies. She is a Professor at Chang Gung University (CGU) in Taiwan, where she teaches comparative health systems, health economics, and health care financing. She has served as department chair (2000-2004), Associate Dean (2009-2010) and Dean of College Management (2010-2013). She earned her B.S. from National Taiwan University, and her M.S. and Sc.D. from Harvard University, and she was also a Takemi Fellow at Harvard (2004-2005). Prof. Lu is currently the President of Taiwan Society of Health Economics (TaiSHE) and an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University (2007-2017).

Description: For those interested in the implementation of universal health insurance, this is a special treat. Taiwan achieved universal health coverage (UHC) in 1995 through implementing a compulsory National Health Insurance (NHI) program. This presentation aims to introduce equity research which could test whether the principle of “equal treatment for equal need” (ETEN) is maintained in general population as well as in population groups such as children and the elderly.  

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