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Shanghai to launch mediation system for medical disputes

Thursday, 21st February 2014

<p style="margin: 15px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #666666; font-size: 14px">&quot;Shanghai will introduce a directive next month to help ease the increasingly acute relationship between patients and doctors, which has resulted in death or injury to medical staff in recent cases.</p><p style="margin: 15px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #666666; font-size: 14px">&quot;The rule was formulated to prevent and settle doctor-patient disputes, which have become a big problem in society. It will help protect both parties&#39; legal rights and maintain order in medical institutes,&quot; said Liu Ping, deputy director of the legal department of the municipal government.</p><p style="margin: 15px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #666666; font-size: 14px">The Shanghai Medical Dispute Prevention and Mediation Measures feature a mediation mechanism, in which relevant parties can apply to a mediation committee. Public medical institutes must cooperate with the mediation work even if patients apply for it unilaterally.&quot;</p><p style="margin: 15px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #666666; font-size: 14px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 15px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #666666; font-size: 14px">&nbsp;</p>


Web-link: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-02/21/content_17295873.htm
Language: English
Contact: Wang Hongyi


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