OECD puts people at center of healthcare; assesses quality from patients’ viewpoint
HIRA Executive Director Kim explains paradigm shift at her HCQO Working Group
It is often said that medical professionals should provide healthcare services not from the viewpoint of suppliers but those of patients. An increasing number of medical institutions are also grafting patient experiences and service designs to medical fields. Still all these are within the framework
'Hearing loss risk factor for cognitive impairment'
A research team at Chung-Ang University Hospital has found the mechanism between hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease, the hospital said Monday. Professor Chang Mun-young Until now, several epidemiological studies have suggested a correlation between hearing loss and Alzheimer'
‘Doubts about biopharmaceutical-developing ability to change investment pattern’
Korea Investment & Securities said that it expects the investment sentiment for the local biopharmaceutical sector would shrink even further, as doubts about their ability to develop new drugs have come to light.The brokerage house also noted that investors would intensify efforts to “distinguish ge
Physicians hit street to demand special law for medical accidents
About 400 physicians protested against a court ruling, holding pickets that said, “How can the court arrest doctors for uncontrollable medical accidents?” and “Guarantee medical practice based on conviction through state compensation for accident-free services,” during a rally to “denounce the arres
Korean visit hospitals most frequently in OECD despite fewest physicians
Korea showed mixed results in the 2019 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s Health Statistic report with some categories continuing to lag behind the global average and some improving compared with the previous year.As of 2017, for example, Koreans most frequently visited h