Trends and Characteristics of Patients Who Have Been Received the Physical Therapy of Korean Medicine at an University Hospital: A Retrospective Medical Chart Review

일개 대학병원 내 한방물리요법을 받은 환자들의 후향적 의무기록 분석

  • Received : 2013.12.18
  • Accepted : 2014.01.03
  • Published : 2014.01.31


Objectives The aim of this study was to offer the fundamental data for the physical therapies of Korean medicine through analyse the database of one university hospital. Methods As this study was retrospective analysis, following items were selected and analysed in the electronic medical record (EMR) database. (1) sex, (2) inpatient or outpatient, (3) medical department, (4) diagnosis, (5) kind of insurance. Results Although all kind of physical therapies were used, interferential current therapy (ICT) was the most used physical therapy. And department of rehabilitation medicine of Korean medicine prescribed physical therapies most among the 8 specialty departments. As physical therapies were used in various kinds of diseases, they were especially used in musculoskeletal diseases and nervous system diseases. Conclusions The analysis of actual condition of using physical therapies in a real clinical setting of Korean medicine could be a useful fundamental data for the application of modernized physical therapies.


Korean physical therapy;Retrospective chart review;EMR (electronic medical record)


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