Billing scandal exposes China hospital corruption – Chris Buckley and Vivi Lin

From Reuters:

China’s rocketing medical charges are being fuelled by chronic corruption and a lack of official accountability, the family and doctor at the centre of a widening billing scandal said in reports on Monday.

Weng Wenhui was treated for 67 days at a hospital in the northeastern city of Harbin before dying on Aug. 6, leaving his family with a 5.5 million yuan ($680,000) bill, including 4 million yuan for imported medicine that doctors urged the family to buy.

See also “Hospital accused of shocking mistreatment” from China Daily.


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