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Protective Measures for Safety Rights of Patients in Cosmetic Surgery Accidents

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(11), pp.225-246
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Kwon youngbok 1

1세한대학교

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ABSTRACT

Cosmetic surgery services have been used as a means of pursuing profit in Korea where appearance matters so much. The cosmetic surgery market in Korea is booming remarkably, accounting for 20% of the world's market share, but cosmetic surgery accidents have been frequently occurring recently. Although the accidents could cause serious side effects, physical disability or impaired health, and even death, public health authorities in Korea fail to manage or oversee cosmetic medical institutions systematically and lack understanding of the actual situations of the accidents. Since one of the government's responsibilities is to protect the fundamental rights of citizens, the efforts to protect the safety rights of cosmetic surgery consumers or patients should not be left within the private sector. Based on the analysis of the seriousness of cosmetic surgery accidents, this study suggested a systematic improvement plan to protect the safety rights of cosmetic surgery patients.

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