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Table 1 Summary of the percentage of the mandated 11 health inspection functions carried out at three administrative levels in 2012

From: Aspects of the Health Inspection Authority in the People’s Republic of China

Functions Provincial Municipal County
Issuing health administrative permits 91.1 82.2 80.6
Health supervision and inspection 93.0 94.3 87.7
Health testing and evaluation 83.5 71.9 65.4
Case investigation 100.0 98.6 97.1
Complaint handling 98.8 93.1 91.2
Managing public health crises (e.g. Infectious disease) 95.9 88.2 86.3
Monitoring and safeguarding public health at major public events 95.1 93.6 89.7
Enforcing supervision and inspection compliance 96.7 95.9 94.6
Public health education 95.9 92.7 93.7
Information management of health supervision 88.3 86.7 85.7
Health supervision team training and management 93.1 89.3 89.2