Several More Measures Created to Allow Doctors More Freedom in Treating Patients
To give doctors more freedom to practice medicine, the Shenzhen health, population and family planning commission several measure which includes the removal of restrictions of the number f locations in which a doctor can provide their services.
Based on the current regulations a doctor can only work three locations at the most. The commission is planning to allow doctors to complete an online registration to be able to work on multiple locations these measures still needs approval from the health authority in Guangdong Province. The city have already been piloting the new measures in traditional Chinese medicine and other private medical institutions. Shenzhen was selected last year to be part of the medical practice since there are more doctors wanting to do open up their own practices.
One doctor who used to be one of the leading doctors in Peking Union Medical College Hospital is running three internal and pediatric clinics in Futian and Nanshan for some time now and is planning to open its fourth clinic also in Futian. He met with two other doctors that are willing to invest in a chain of medical practice and have already managed to acquire investments for its initial funding. Once they open these clinics the doctors can provide medical services in their clinics and they don’t need to work overtime and annual leave is guaranteed which is rare in public hospitals.
But he said that is better for young doctors to stay in public hospitals to further gain experience since there are a number of different and intractable cases in public hospitals where they can get the best training.