Japan: Hospital system in crisis, but how can it be fixed?

Gurikenblog takes up the story of a pregnant mother who was turned away by seven hospitals in Tokyo and eventually died of a brain hemorrhage, writing that the basic problem with the hospital system in Japan is that there is a lack of basic resources [ja]. “Certainly talk of suddenly doubling medical expenses or tripling the number of doctors being trained is unrealistic,” the blogger writes, “but my sense of the situation is that unless such drastic measures are taken, the current state of affairs will not change.”

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