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The Selection of the Medical Institutions by Motivation of Medical Service Utilization
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 11,  2015, pp.217-230
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.11.217
 Title & Authors
The Selection of the Medical Institutions by Motivation of Medical Service Utilization
Kim, Jeong-Yeon;
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This study investigated the differences in how medical institutions are chosen according to the motivation of medical service utilization(minor disease, major disease, chronic disease management, cosmetic). Importance order of selection for the minor disease were medical skill, kindness, rapidness, proximity, importance order of selection for major disease and cosmetic were medical skill, facilities, reputation, medical fee, importance order of selection for chronic disease management were medical skill, facilities, kindness, medical fee. From this medical study skill was a more important factor in medical institutions irrespective of motivation, subjects with the major disease tend to consider the selection of the medical institutions more important, except proximity. Medical users select medical institutions according to the motivation of visiting, and there were differences in same motivation according to socioeconomic status and information searching behavior.
Medical Institution Selection;Minor disease;Major disease;Chronic disease management;Cosmetic;Convergence;
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