Why do Japanese so rarely ask for second opinions from doctors?

“most doctors… refuse to offer second opinions, looking to avoid conflict… with the colleague who made the original diagnosis” Saying Yes to Japan pg 123. Another debunking of cultural explanations for bad service in Japan, to go along with my favourite theory that little crappy condoms, deodarant that doesn’t deoderize etc. is more due to the uncompetitive drug and drugstore industry than physical differences.

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