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Asia Insight

An in-depth portrait of Asia today, covering its dynamism as a center of growth as well as its traditions tossed around by the advance of globalization.


Fri.1:30 - 2:00
7:30 - 8:00
13:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 20:00

Nov. 28, Fri.

Mediating Doctor-patient Disputes in Shanghai

Disputes over poor medical treatment between doctors and patients, stemming from chronic overcrowding, the high cost of healthcare, and a lack of doctor-to-patient communication, have become a growing issue in China, with tens of thousands of cases reported over the past 3 years alone. The problem has become so bad that the government decided to create a system where third-party mediators stand between doctors and patients to conduct investigations. This episode follows the day-to-day struggles of China's mediation committee of medical disputes as they attempt to ease the increasingly acute relationships between patients and doctors.

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