Jan 23, 2014 05:24 PM

Investors Offer Hospitals a Market Injection


(Beijing) -- Sick patients waiting in long lines at China's public hospitals have at least one advantage over the local government officials who run these overcrowded facilities.

Seeing a doctor, eventually, is pretty much assured for patients with patience. But for all their hard work a public hospital's government managers may never see a profit: Simply breaking even after paying the bills is usually as good as it gets.

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