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China implements 10 rules for hospitals

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7070.1425a (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1425

The Chinese ministry of public health has issued 10 new rules aimed at improving the poor standards in the country's hospitals.

The requirements, published last week (27 November) in the communist party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily, give some indications of the problems besetting a cash strapped medical service that is having to adjust from a socialist to a market driven economy. The 10 rules will at first apply only to 10 of the biggest …

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