In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, a woman walks past a patient resting on a bed placed along a corridor of a hospital in Beijing. Despite an injection of more than $240 billion in

 

              In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, a woman walks past a patient resting on a bed placed along a corridor of a hospital in Beijing. Despite an injection of more than $240 billion in
In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, a woman walks past a patient resting on a bed placed along a corridor of a hospital in Beijing. Despite an injection of more than $240 billion in government funding into health care over the past three years, the doctor-patient relationship has continued to break down. Doctors are overworked and underpaid, and many push drug sales or charge extra for services such as deliveries to make more money. Patients are faced with high medical expenses, brief consultations and often poor quality care. The anger built up over years is now exploding into violence, with doctors, nurses and interns around the country stabbed, punched or otherwise assaulted by patients or their relatives over the past year. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)