Friday, 27 December 2013

Patients to be given access to independent 'second opinion' clinicians to mediate on medical disputes

To assess injuries and make judgments on hospitals' diagnoses and treatment plans, 1,390 medical experts in Beijing have been selected to serve as a professional third party in medical disputes and as expert witnesses in court, the Beijing News reported.
These experts, who have been recommended by medical and judicial institutions, cover a wide range of disciplines, including internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, forensic medicine, nursing, etc. Their first term will last four years.
According to an official, when a medical dispute occurs, experts will be randomly selected by the hospital and the patient. If any expert is found to be associated with the hospital in question or related to the patient, they will be asked to recuse themselves.
Source: Global Times

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