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- CLINICAL PHARMACY
- EDUCATION & TRAINING (see Medical Education & Training)
- ETHICS (see Medical Ethics)
- HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT
- MEDICAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
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 …
Contributors EM, MF and FX contributed to the conception of the work. FX wrote the letter, approved the final version to be published and agrees to be accountable for all aspects of the work.
Competing interests None.
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