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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1984;5(12):1-5.
Published online December 1, 1984.
환자 이송에 관한소고(2명의 가정의 협동개업병원을 중심으로)
윤방부 원영주
연세대학교의과대학 가정의학교실
In Korea, there is no well organized health care delivey system yet.
Therefore, Korean government has tried to develop well organized and also feasible health care delivery system since last several years.
In this current situation, family medicine has been introduced since 1979, which everybody thinks this will be very helpful in reorganizing health care delivery system.
In health care delivery system, referral is very important matter between specialties and also between family physician and consultant physician.
Therefore, it is very important to know the referral rate from family physician to consultant physician.
To know the baseline data on referral from family physician to consultant physician, this research has been carried out.
The results of this research were as follows.
1. Total number of patients was 1,247. If we classify the 1,247 patients into currently existing specalties internal medicine was 51%, pediatrics was 24%, surgery was 10%, respectively.
2. Total number of referred patients was 28 and the rate was 2.25%.
3. Classfying the 1,247 patients by currently existing specialties and from each group, the referral rate was calculated.
In internal medicine, the rate was 1.5%, in surgery, the rate was 4.3%, in pediatrics, the rate was 0.3% respectively.
However, in orthopedics the rate was 15.8%.
4. Among 28 patients who were referred, the reasons of referral showed that better care was 12 patients, diagnosis and management was 7, patient request was 1, respectivey.
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