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Health Care in China

Health Care in China Abstract To the Editor.— I read with interest the first-hand report of acute myocardial infarction in an American traveler in China (written by the patient and his doctor) that appeared in the July issue of the Archives (136:804-806, 1976).There are two ways to appreciate organization of the health care system in the People's Republic of China: an on-site visit as an objective observer such as many recent travelers to China have done; or by becoming a patient in a Chinese hospital such as the co-author of the article did. I was visiting China as the head of another American medical delegation1 at the same time as the American schistosomiasis delegation from the National Academy of Sciences. The members of my delegation jokingly referred to them as the "American Schistosomes," because we constantly rubbed shoulders with one another on the city streets in China throughout the visit. We often ate References 1. Cheng TO, Axelrod L, Leaf A: Medical education and practice in People's Republic of China . Ann Intern Med 83:716-724, 1975.Crossref 2. Departments of Internal Medicine and Radiology, Chung Shan Hospital of the Shanghai First Medical College: Selective coronary arteriography by percutaneous transfemoral approach—a preliminary report . Chinese Med J 1 (No (12) ):161, 1973. 3. Cheng TO: Paul D. White Lecture—Cardiology in People's Republic of China , in Russek HI (ed): New Horizons in Cardiovascular Practice . Baltimore, University Park Press, 1975, pp 1-27. 4. Cheng TO: Cardiovascular diseases , in Quinn JR (ed): China Medicine As We Saw It . Bethesda, Maryland, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1974, pp 261-288. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Health Care in China

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— I read with interest the first-hand report of acute myocardial infarction in an American traveler in China (written by the patient and his doctor) that appeared in the July issue of the Archives (136:804-806, 1976).There are two ways to appreciate organization of the health care system in the People's Republic of China: an on-site visit as an objective observer such as many recent travelers to China have done; or by becoming a patient in a Chinese hospital...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1977.03630130086020
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— I read with interest the first-hand report of acute myocardial infarction in an American traveler in China (written by the patient and his doctor) that appeared in the July issue of the Archives (136:804-806, 1976).There are two ways to appreciate organization of the health care system in the People's Republic of China: an on-site visit as an objective observer such as many recent travelers to China have done; or by becoming a patient in a Chinese hospital such as the co-author of the article did. I was visiting China as the head of another American medical delegation1 at the same time as the American schistosomiasis delegation from the National Academy of Sciences. The members of my delegation jokingly referred to them as the "American Schistosomes," because we constantly rubbed shoulders with one another on the city streets in China throughout the visit. We often ate References 1. Cheng TO, Axelrod L, Leaf A: Medical education and practice in People's Republic of China . Ann Intern Med 83:716-724, 1975.Crossref 2. Departments of Internal Medicine and Radiology, Chung Shan Hospital of the Shanghai First Medical College: Selective coronary arteriography by percutaneous transfemoral approach—a preliminary report . Chinese Med J 1 (No (12) ):161, 1973. 3. Cheng TO: Paul D. White Lecture—Cardiology in People's Republic of China , in Russek HI (ed): New Horizons in Cardiovascular Practice . Baltimore, University Park Press, 1975, pp 1-27. 4. Cheng TO: Cardiovascular diseases , in Quinn JR (ed): China Medicine As We Saw It . Bethesda, Maryland, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1974, pp 261-288.

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1977

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