Chinese Hospitals Average 27 Brutal and Lethal Attacks on Staff Per Year
Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 5, 2014
Q. Is it more dangerous to be a patient or doctor in a Chinese hospital?
Chinese health care is usually not the same as we get back home. For intance, pneumonia is not called ‘fire inside’ as was told your humble author. Another difference can be found in the definition of ‘hygiene’ and its place in patient care. While no medical professional, I seem to recall that contamination from the facilities is one of the leading causes of infection in patients staying there. Essentially the patients sick are more at risk from us, then we are of them.
With that background, consider how it struck me when I went to get a check up and was told that a chest e-ray was in order. I was shoved along a narrow passage with the charm of a Bowery Street alley, but more tidy.
I finished my trek only to be met by a gaggle of what I assume are health care professionals embracing ‘casual attire’ day. Between…
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