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Pharmacist dispense under a doctor–patient tension: how should we deal with this?
  1. Enying Ma,
  2. Ming Fang,
  3. Feng Xu
  1. Pharmacy Department, Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital South Campus, Shanghai, China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Feng Xu, Pharmacy Department, Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital South Campus, Shanghai 201400, China; andrewfxu1998{at}gmail.com

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The provision of healthcare in China is developing well, but the doctor–patient relationship is very tense. Although doctors and patients are supposed to manage disease cooperatively, they often disagree or conflict with each other.1

There are many reasons for this doctor–patient tension. The current economic transition has resulted in wide disparity between the rich and the poor. Most Chinese people find their lives and jobs stressful as they work hard to earn money. In addition, medical expenses are high and many people cannot afford to visit a doctor or pay the …

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