Health regulators in China are soliciting public feedback on a proposed policy change that would allow doctors at public hospitals to open their own clinics to increase the supply and improve the quality of medical services. The proposed change comes nearly two years after regulators moved to loosen control of doctors at public hospitals. According to Caixin, they are now allowed to practice at multiple facilities to ratchet up supply amid rising public discontent about the level of services available at public hospitals and a lack of options elsewhere. Under mounting pressure, regulators are also slowly opening the medical industry to private investment. This comes as a growing number of high-profile medical professionals have left public hospitals for more promising careers in the private sector.
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