Inside the Doctor-Patient Relationship of China

BY SOPHIA YIN For Chinese doctors, patient satisfaction can be—quite literally—a matter of life or death. Official data from China’s Ministry of Health reported “9,831 ‘grave incidents’ of medical disputes in 2006, with 5,519 medical staff injured and 200 million yuan (over 29 million dollars) in property damage.1 Such violent incidents are widespread across the…

Healthcare: Is there only one correct answer?

BY ELIZABETH LI The United States (US) healthcare system and the European healthcare system are ideologically and functionally different. When it comes to rankings, the US consistently ranks below other countries, such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom in terms of life expectancy and health-care spending per capita. This disparity in the rankings begs…

Ambucycles – the Future of Emergency Response

BY ANABEL STAROSTA When medical emergencies arise and ambulances are called, every second between the event and the treatment counts. While the final goal is to arrive at the hospital as fast as possible, treatment by emergency medical services (EMS) at the scene is often the determining factor for a patient’s survival. For cardiac arrest,…