Friday, 3 January 2014

Doctors have worse health than rest of population, CMA survey finds

A survey by the Chinese Medical Association has found that half of doctors have hypertension and a quarter have cardiovascular disease.
The findings of the survey of 4032 doctors also show that the overall rate of health problems among medical practitioners over 40 is twice that of the general population.
The results have been released to publicise a new 'Doctor's Health Fund' that will provide medical insurance coverage specifically for doctors. The CMA says the plan is needed because doctors are more prone to disease through exhaustion and stress as they work long hours in high pressure environment. The plan is aimed to provide care and recupration especially for doctors working at the basic level hospitals and in rural areas, the CMA says.

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