China has a long history of treating its people well, but many of the medical innovations that have made it a powerhouse in the field of Western medicine are not widely known outside the country.
A new book by a group of Western medical experts aims to change that, with the aim of bringing the field in line with the Chinese, as well as the rest of the world.
They say China has an unusually high rate of critical care for chronic and severe conditions, and has a large number of hospitals and doctors willing to treat patients.
China has more than 1,400 hospitals and about 15,000 doctors, according to the International Federation of the Red Cross.
The book, called Western Medicine: China’s Future in Emergency Medicine, comes at a time when the Chinese government is grappling with a new round of criticism over the country’s record on human rights.
Critics argue that hospitals treat patients as a matter of course, and the government has been slow to reform its health care system in a bid to keep up with global trends.
“The Chinese government has done nothing to address these issues,” said Dr. Christopher J. Gartrell, an emergency medicine doctor at the University of California, San Francisco, who is also the author of the book.
“In fact, in China, we have a huge disparity between what the Chinese do and what the rest, including Western doctors, do.
We have a system in place where there are no regulations.
We can treat all the conditions in the world with a high degree of safety.
The Chinese system is not in place to provide high quality care.”
Gartell, who also is a member of the American Society of Emergency Medicine (ASEM), the world’s largest group of emergency medicine physicians, said the lack of an adequate system of critical health care is a big problem in the United States, where the country has the highest per capita rate of hospitalizations for major injuries and infections.
Many hospitals treat some patients with the help of advanced technology.
For example, the Chinese have developed a “digital lung,” a device that pumps blood into a person’s lungs and can then be used to treat infections or chronic conditions.
The technology has been adopted by hospitals in Japan, the United Kingdom and other countries.
The lung is used to administer drugs to patients, and can also be used as a “pre-hospital” device.
In the United State, however, there is no such technology.
A 2010 study in the Journal of Emergency Physicians showed that the lung was more often used to deliver intravenous medications to patients with pneumonia, sepsis or other acute infections than to treat the same patients with other therapies, including medications that would treat chronic conditions like pneumonia.
In the past, Gartrill said, the American medical community has looked to Chinese systems for the kinds of medical care that they needed, and then “came to the conclusion that there was a need for Western systems.
But that has not been the case, and we are seeing a shift in thinking.”
In his book, Gartsrell points to a 2008 study by Dr. James L. Strain, a Harvard Medical School professor and co-author of the 2008 book The Chinese Doctors: Western Medicine and the Future of Health Care in China.
Stain’s work, published in 2009, examined the use of “non-Western” medical technology by the Chinese in a number of major medical facilities, and found that Chinese hospitals often had a higher rate of using advanced technologies, and were much less likely to have them available for emergency department use.
The American medical and public health community is now aware of the problem, and is working to address it, Gottrell said.
According to Gartill, the problem is that “there is an inherent bias that has developed between Western medicine and Chinese medicine.”
“Western medicine treats all its patients as individuals, and Chinese medical treatment is more like a bureaucratic system where you have a certain number of doctors and you treat all patients as patients,” he said.
“The Chinese are not as open to Western medicine, but they are open to the idea that they have to do it.
They just need to get their hands dirty.”
The authors also acknowledge that there are some problems with the use and distribution of technology in China’s hospitals.
Strain’s study, for example, found that the Chinese use a relatively small number of advanced technologies for treatment.
The authors also noted that some of the technologies used by Chinese hospitals in the study were also used by the American public health system, which has a reputation for its care of the elderly and the poor.
But Gartells book is about how the Chinese are better at diagnosing and treating patients.
Gartsill said that China has “a huge disparity” between what Chinese doctors and the rest do.
In China, doctors are not allowed to prescribe medication, and patients have to receive medical attention in their own hospitals