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A Research of Trend on Russian Medical Tourism in Spine Specialty Korean Medicine Hospital

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2013, 23(3), pp.177-186
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

정훈 1 김동섭 1 김미령 1 김은수 1 박지용 1 박현민 1 조남훈 1 김하늘 1 우인 1

1강남자생한방병원

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ABSTRACT

Objectives This study is to evaluate the current situation of Russian tourists for medicaltourism of Spine Specialty Korean Medicine Hospital. Methods 133 Russian tourists visiting Spine Specialty Korean Medicine Hospital fromJanuary 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, were analysed in the statistics. Their data wassourced from the computerized medical records. And 87 of them answer a questionnaireabout reasons for selection of Spine Specialty Korean Medicine Hospital and satisfactoryfor medical service. Results A total of 133 Russian visited Spine Specialty Korean Medicine Hospital formedical service, consisting of 73 females (54.8%), the fourties to fifties 58.9% by age. They avoided visiting in the winter. The average number of visiting was 7.1 times. Theaverage treatment period was 9.9days. Majority of the elapsed time from the onset to thearrival was more than 1 year (56.6%). Low back pain (56.4%) is the most in musculoskeletaldisorders and obesity (21.7%) and gynecological diseases (30.4%) were themost in a non-musculoskeletal disorders. Medication and acupuncture was the majortreatment. 89.2% of the prescribed medication was the efficacy of musculoskeletal. Russian medical tourists most visited by support of travel agent (58.6%). The main reasonof their visiting was non-surgical treatment for spinal disorder (31%). 96.6% of them weresatisfied because rapid pain relief and kindness. Conclusions For this study, we confirmed a possibility for the Korean medical treatmentof Russian tourists for medical tourism. Still, more research and goverment support for theexpansion of Korean medical tourism is needed.

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