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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2006;27(4): 827-834.
대도시 보건소 한방 진료실 이용실태
이은, 김기태, 고흥
세명대학교 한의과대학 내과학교실
A Study on the Clinical Statistics of an Oriental Medical Office in a Public Health Center
Eun Lee, Ki-tae Kim, Heung Ko
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Se-Myung University.
Correspondence  Eun Lee ,Tel: 043-649-1813, Email: euni28@hanmail.net
  Published online: December 30, 2006.
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
This study investigated the actual condition of an oriental medical office in a public health center.

Methods :
We classified patients who visited an oriental medical office in the public health center of Gyeyang-gu over a 1-year period, according to age, sex, disease, etc. The number of patients was 6529.

Results:
Analyzing these 6529 persons, 65.8% were female, and 79.6% were seniors aged over 65. By disease category, motor systemic disease or circulatory disease affected 84% of the patients. By medication or treatment category, O-Juk-San (五積散) at 38.3% was the greatest proportion, and Pal-Mul-Tang (八物湯) the second greatest. As to medical fee, 80.2% of the patients were not charged for treatment.

Conclusions:
The extract of herbal medication should be more expanded in the medical insurance, and should be improved in quality. The oriental medical office in a public health center should focus more on health promotion and disease prevention than patient care. For accomplishing this goal, the institutional position and rights of oriental medical doctors as civil officials should be equal to those of western medical doctors.
Key words: oriental medical office, public health center
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