Poor services at many public hospitals have been blamed for fuelling patient anger. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese doctor’s murder overshadows new law to improve public health care

  • Fatal stabbing in Beijing hospital was latest in string of attacks on medical staff by patients or their families
  • New law is designed to tackle many of the problems blamed for fuelling patient anger, by improving basic health care services and facilities
Topic |   Health in China

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Poor services at many public hospitals have been blamed for fuelling patient anger. Photo: Xinhua
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.