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    Doctors Fear Targeted Attacks in China

    ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2012 - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Chinese people wait outside a hospital for their doctors' appointments in Beijing. Despite an injection of more than $240 billion in government funding into health care over the past three years, the doctor-patient relationship has continued to break down. Doctors are overworked and underpaid, and many push drug sales or charge extra for services such as deliveries to make more money. Patients are faced with high medical expenses, brief consultations and often poor quality care. The anger built up over years is now exploding into violence, with doctors, nurses and interns around the country stabbed, punched or otherwise assaulted by patients or their relatives over the past year. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Andy Wong / AP Photo

    Sometimes a hospital isn't the safest place. An 18-year-old in China was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for killing a medical intern and stabbing three others in an argument over treatment for a spinal condition. Attacks are not unusual in China, where 70 percent of hospitals have experienced 17,000 violent incidents against doctors in 2010. Chinese patients have no means to take legal action if their doctors make a mistake, which could be a factor in the epidemic.

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