Letters Corruption and the doctor-patient relationship in India

Author’s reply to Madhok

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3954 (Published 18 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3954
  1. David Berger, district medical officer, emergency medicine1
  1. 1Broome Hospital, 6725 Broome, WA, Australia
  1. daveberger{at}gmail.com

I applaud Madhok’s work in trying to promote professionalism and ethics in Indian doctors and am glad that he thinks my portrayal of the problem is accurate.1 2 It is important, however, not to slip into the trap of failing to tackle and speak openly about corruption in Indian healthcare for fear of appearing prejudiced, patronising, or unfair. In suggesting that India should consider embarking …

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