Analysis of Crisis Management of Medical Disputes in China and Australia: A Narrative Review Article

  • Tianlu YIN Department of Social Medicine and Health Management, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Zhaojie LIU Department of Health Management, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Yanli XU Department of Epidemiology, Hebei University of Engineering, Handan, P.R. China
Keywords: Medical dispute; Crisis management; China; Australia



At present, the increasing trend of medical disputes has become a serious problem in the work of medical institutions, and directly affects the social stability and orderly development of the institutions. We searched the literature on medical disputes and crisis management in China and Australia within PubMed (2010-2019), China Knowledge Network (CNKI, 2010-2019), and Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform (2010-2019). There are several drawbacks in the management of hospital medical disputes in China: 1) the knowledge of crisis is unilateral and not systematic; 2) there are too much stereotype thoughts in crisis management; 3) the crisis attribution is too simple; the crisis impact assessment is insufficient. It is worth learning from Australia’s system, including the legal system, relevant non-governmental organizations, and doctor-patient communication. In view of the malpractice existing in China's medical dispute management, Australia's legal system for handling disputes, doctor-patient communication and other aspects are worthy of our reference. In particular, the construction of third-party supervision and mediation institutions and the prevention of doctor-patient disputes should be optimized.



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How to Cite
YIN T, LIU Z, XU Y. Analysis of Crisis Management of Medical Disputes in China and Australia: A Narrative Review Article. Iran J Public Health. 48(12):2116-2123.
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