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How can doctors and patients regain trust?

( Updated: 2016-05-13 12:19

Billiam (expat in China)

I am a foreign medical doctor, teaching in a medical school and its affiliated hospitals for 5 years till now. The root cause of mistrust followed by violence is lack of professionalism among healthcare providers, with the next important reason being failed business-oriented healthcare system compounded by corruption at various levels of healthcare delivery. Stop playing blame games. Police cannot stop violence.

How can doctors and patients regain trust?

A Chinese doctor talks with family members of a young patient as he examines him with a Type-b Ultrasonic Diagnostic Instrument at a hospital in Beijing, China, 11 September 2013. [Photo/IC]

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