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J Korean Med Rehabi 2019 Jul; 29(3): 129-139  
A Report on the Status of Cooperation through the Korean Medicine and Western Medicine Collaboration Process
Published online July 31, 2019
Copyright © 2019 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Kang-Joon Lee, K.M.D.*, Gyu-Rae Lee, Ph.D., Yun-Kyung Song, K.M.D.*

Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University*, Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Gachon University
Correspondence to: Yun-Kyung Song, Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Gachon University Korean Medicine Hospital, 21, Keunumul-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon 22318, Korea
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Received: June 20, 2019; Accepted: July 4, 2019
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate present status of cooperation through Korean medicine and Western medicine collaboration process.
Methods We have established Korean medicine and Western medicine collaboration process to examine the status of cooperation. The medical records were investigated retrospectively, the general characteristics of gender, age of cooperative patients, classification of disease, frequency of medical treatment and type of insurance were analyzed.
Results The Korean medicine and Western medicine collaboration process conducted in 4 stages, the convenience of patient movements is considered. A total of 245 people received cooperative medical treatment, 156 were out-patient department (OPD) patients and 89 were hospitalized patients, both group have more women than men. When classified as disease, OPD patients were most diagnosed with Sprain and strain of lumbar spine, while hospitalized patients were most diagnosed with lumbar and other intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy. A total of 72.7% patients were received cooperative medical treatment at once. In a survey of cooperative satisfaction, 68.5% of all medical staff responded positively to the treatment effect, and 68.6% said the need for cooperation was necessary.
Conclusions As a result of this study, we were able to see the present status of cooperation, and through this, we found an improvement in the continuation of the cooperation. Based on the present study, It is hoped that a cooperative process will emerge that can improve the problems shown in this study.
Keywords : Integrative medicine, Cooperative medical care, Korean medicine

July 2019, 29 (3)

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