How Badly Are Taiwan’s Doctors and Nurses Overworked and Underpaid?

Roy Ngerng

Compared to other advanced countries, Taiwan's doctors and nurses earn relatively low salaries and work excessive hours. The higher number of patient consultations makes their workload even more significant.


Taiwan PhD Graduates Face Growing Difficulties in Job Market

Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwanese are learning the hard way that a PhD is no longer a guarantee to a successful career.


Doctor Goes On Hunger Strike Against Taiwan Health Insurance Claim System

Chang Shin-wei

A point system used to calculate state reimbursements to hospitals and clinics is seen as unfair by a number of practitioners.

Surgeon leaning on handrail in corridor

Executive Yuan Disregards Overworked Doctors in Taiwan Water Park Explosion


The Taiwan Radical Nurse Union calls upon the government to deal with the lack of medical staff. If the Ministry of Health and Welfare doesn’t start implementing permanent manpower to help in the field, it is predicted that by the end of July, medical personnel will be extremely overworked.

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