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Strategic Study of CAE >> 2017, Volume 19, Issue 2 doi: 10.15302/J-SSCAE-2017.02.003

A Development Opportunity and Strategic Thinking for the Comprehensive Healthcare Industry of Traditional Chinese Medicine

1.Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China;

2. China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China;

3. Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China;

4. Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100193, China;

5. Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;

6. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China;

7. Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, Changchun 130117, China;

8. Jilin Academy of Chinese Medicine, Changchun 130012, China

Funding project:中国工程院咨询项目“大中药健康产业发展战略研究”(2013-XZ-19) Received: 2017-02-10 Revised: 2017-02-20 Available online: 2017-05-03 10:07:28.000

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With China's economic and social developments, the demand for healthcare services has been increasing rapidly. Traditional Chinese medicine is a unique healthcare resource and an economic resource with great potential in China. The services provided by traditional Chinese medicine include health preservation, healthcare, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and so forth, while the core of traditional medicine is the supply of healthcare services based on traditional Chinese medicinal products. The modernization of traditional Chinese medicine will promote the quiet formation of a comprehensive healthcare industry based on traditional Chinese medicine. A comprehensive healthcare industry based on traditional Chinese medicine involves the cultivation, R&D, production, circulation, and sales of traditional Chinese medical products, which are part of a long industry chain that crosses both sectors and regions. A comprehensive healthcare industry that is based on traditional Chinese medicine has strong advantages that include the adjustment of industrial structures, the ability to increase farmer income and employment, service toward healthcare reform, benefits toward people’s livelihood, and ecological protection. This paper expounds the development situation of the comprehensive healthcare industry based on traditional Chinese medicine, analyzes existing problems and shortcomings, and proposes a strategic center, two strategic priorities, four developing directions, and six key initiatives.


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