The National Health Commission recently published an article promoting Taiyuan city's typical experience in the pilot integration of healthcare and elderly care. 

In June 2016, Taiyuan, the capital of North China's Shanxi province, was identified as a national pilot city for the integration of healthcare and elderly care. 

Since then, Taiyuan has incorporated the integration of healthcare and elderly care into its comprehensive reforms, which has achieved remarkable results in improving people's living standards.

Taiyuan has encouraged elderly care institutions to set up medical institutions, while also encouraging medical institutions to develop elderly care services. 

The city has set up an elderly health expert database, which is composed of 132 medics. The database is guided by the Second People's Hospital of Taiyuan, and will take the lead in establishing the hospice care branch of the Taiyuan Medical Doctor Association, which is composed of 31 experts. 

The city has also formulated and released a series of local standards for the integration of healthcare and nursing care, as well as built two hospice care education and training bases. 

All 69 elderly care institutions in the city have realized this integration, and have also opened green channels for senior residents to seek medical treatment. 

By the end of 2022, Taiyuan has built nine integrated healthcare and elderly care institutions, 13 related integration demonstration institutions, 14 pilot institutions for hospice care, 136 provincial age-friendly medical institutions, and 13 national demonstration age-friendly communities. 

In addition, 84.2 percent of people aged above 65 in the city are now signed with family doctors, and 81.3 percent of public general hospitals above grade two have set up geriatric departments.