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Nursing in China sees rapid development

05-12-2011 14:05 BJT

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Thursday marks the one hundredth International Nurses Day. The number of nurses in China has seen fast growth in the past five years. Patient satisfaction has also improved.

By the end of 2010, the number of nurses in China had exceeded two million, a growth rate of more than a half over the previous five years. The ratio between doctors and nurses rose to nearly 1:1.2. The education level of nurses has also improved.

Over half of the nurses in China now hold a college diploma, a 20 percent increase compared with 2005. Nursing divisions also expanded into a wide variety including professional care, assisting treatment, health instruction and psychological support. Nursing has also expanded to include treating families and communities, as well as the elderly and terminal patients.

 

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Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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