Being a doctor in China is a dangerous profession

Violence against doctors is increasing in China. China Daily has reported that in 2010, 17,000 violent incidents in about 70% of the country’s hospitals. This includes murder. In late March, a young doctor at the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University in northeast China, was knifed to death by an angry patient. 

This seems to be the sensational tip of an endemic problem. An on-line survey of attitudes towards the recent murder yielded some revealing figures. Only 7% of respondents were sad and 61% were happy. This is far from being an accurate index… MORE




 
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