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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(4):292-300.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.4.292    Published online April 20, 2009.
The Characteristics of the Location of Medical Specialists' Office in Korea.
Sun Kyoung Lee, Eunseong Cho, Min Jeong Kim, Jeong Eun Kim, Sun Eun Kim, Su Jong Hyun
1Department of Family Medicine, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. seiten@hanmail.net
2Department of Management, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
진료 과목별 개원 입지의 특징
이선경, 조은성, 김민정, 김정은, 김선은, 현수정
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Abstract
Background
While a great amount of practical attention has been paid to the location of medical specialists' office, little research has been published in Korean medical journals. This study examines the concentration level and the related factors of the location of medical specialists' offi ce. For the related factors of the location, this study considers 1) the relative infl uence of resident vs. daytime population, 2) the relative infl uence of resident vs. university-graduate population, and 3) the ratio of aged population. Methods: This study utilized the Korea Medical Association's "2006 Annual Report Membership Statistics" and the Korea National Statistical Offi ce's "2005 National Population and Housing Census" as data sources. Results: The location of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, and urologists' offi ce was more concentrated than the average, while the reverse was true for obstetricians, gynecologists, orthopedic surgeons, internists, family physicians, and general surgeon's offi ce. Daytime population was more correlated with the location of doctors' office than resident population in most specialties, with the exception of pediatrics, orthopedic surgery and internal medicine. While university-graduates population was more associated with the location than resident population in most specialties, the reverse was true for orthopedic surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pediatrics. The ratio of aged population was negatively associated with the location in all the specialties. Conclusion: The concentration level showed considerable differences across specialties. Daytime population and university-graduate population were more related with the location of doctors' offi ce than resident population in most specialties.
Key Words: Location of Doctor's Offi ce; Healthcare Marketing; Primary Healthcare


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