Resolving and Preventing Medical Disputes in China
Medical disputes have been a major issue for the Chinese government. Though Chinese government implemented regulations on handling medical accidents in 2002, annual incidents of medical disputes have dramatically increased from 6,324 cases in 2003 to 115,000 cases in 2014. Several factors led to the medical disputes from the perspectives of patient satisfaction, physician performance and the healthcare system. This paper explores the reasons underlying the complex issue and tangible solutions to address the medical disputes in the future.
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