10 Examples of Dysfunction in Healthcare

| January 25, 2020

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The Lown Institute recently announced its 3rd round of “Shkreli Awards”, a top ten list of the worst examples of dysfunction in healthcare, and we thought that was pretty newsworthy

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United Family Healthcare

After 21 years of development, United Family Healthcare (UFH) now offers a complete range of medical services including sophisticated surgical and interventional solutions that match top hospitals around the world. A true pioneer in Asia’s healthcare development, we lead the way in international standards of service in high-end, private medical care. With 7 hospitals and 14 satellite clinics in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, Nanjing, Wuxi, Hangzhou and Bo'ao, UFH is recognized as one of the premium healthcare systems nationwide and is internationally accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).

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How COVID-19 Could Impact Digital Health

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Spotlight

United Family Healthcare

After 21 years of development, United Family Healthcare (UFH) now offers a complete range of medical services including sophisticated surgical and interventional solutions that match top hospitals around the world. A true pioneer in Asia’s healthcare development, we lead the way in international standards of service in high-end, private medical care. With 7 hospitals and 14 satellite clinics in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, Nanjing, Wuxi, Hangzhou and Bo'ao, UFH is recognized as one of the premium healthcare systems nationwide and is internationally accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).

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