Ris­ing Qual­ity of Med­i­cal Care

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The qual­ity and safety of med­i­cal care have risen steadily in China, with pa­tients in­creas­ingly ben­e­fit­ing from the adop­tion of in­ter­na­tional stan­dards, ac­cord­ing to China’s top health au­thor­ity.

The death rate for in­pa­tients at Grade A pub­lic hos­pi­tals - the top level of China’s three-tier hospi­tal grad­ing sys­tem - in 2015 stood at 0.71 per­cent, while the rate at Grade B pub­lic hos­pi­tals was 0.48 per­cent, said Guo Yan­hong, Deputy Di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion’s Bureau of Med­i­cal Ad­min­is­tra­tion, at a news con­fer­ence on Au­gust 15.

The higher death rates for hos­pi­tal­ized pa­tients at Grade A hos­pi­tals than at Grade B were be­cause they han­dle a larger pro­por­tion of crit­i­cally ill pa­tients, she said.

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