China aims to double doctor numbers as cure for healthcare woes

March 31, 2015 5:32 AM

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China aims to double doctor numbers as cure for healthcare woes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will almost double the number of its general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology as it seeks to fix a healthcare system plagued by snarling queues and poor rural services, its main administrative authority has said.

China's fast-growing healthcare market is a magnet for global drug makers, medical device firms and hospital operators, all looking to take a slice of a healthcare bill expected to hit $1 trillion by 2020, according to McKinsey & Co.

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