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J Korean Med. 2018;39(4): 114-120.         doi: https://doi.org/10.13048/jkm.18038
Analysis of Medical Disputes in Korean Medicine : With a focusing on Korean medicine treatments in Korean Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine Society official documents
Susie Lim1  , Jaesung Lee1,2  , Eunyong Lee1,2  , and Cham Kyul Lee1,2 
1Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Semyung University
2Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Semyung University Chungju Hospital of Korean Medicine Original Article ⋅Received:
Corresponding Author: Cham Kyul Lee ,Tel: +82 10 9241-7124, Email: leetaeho0331@hanmail.net
Received: November 22, 2018;  Revised: December 12, 2018.  Accepted: December 12, 2018.
Background: This paper was to investigate Korean medical disputes through the cases of asking Korean Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine Society(KAMMS) for medical consultation
Methods: In this study, it was investigated 66 medical disputes requested to KAMMS for medical consultation from April, 2013 to December, 2017. The cases of disputes were classified according to the year, month, sex, age, area, original disease, treatment method and type of occurrence. Results : There were 66 cases from April, 2013 to December, 2017 that able to investigate. There were no annual increases and decreases or monthly trends in medical disputes. In characteristics of patients, female (53.03%) were more likely than male, and the age distribution was in in 50s (24.24%). It occurred in area, followed by Gyeongsang (33.33%), Gyeonggi-Incheon (30.30%), and Seoul (13.64%). The majority of original disease was musculoskeletal disease (81.82%), and treatment methods that have been assumed to cause medical disputes were 38 cases (57.58%) of acupuncture, followed by 12 cases (18.18%) of combined treatment. Analysis of occurred disease showed that 23 cases (34.85%) of musculoskeletal diseases were the most common, followed by 17 cases (25.76%) of infection. When original disease was musculoskeletal disease, the greatest type of occurrence was musculoskeletal disease (30.30%), but there was no statistical significance. Musculoskeletal disease was common after acupuncture (28.80%), and infection was common after combined treatment (12.10%). It was statistically significant. Although no statistically significant, pharmacopuncture tended to cause the immune response, while moxibustion tended to cause burns.
Keywords: medical disputes | medical accident | Korean medical disputes | Korean medicine treatment
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