A Web-based Survey on Clinical Practice Patterns of Korean Medicine Treatment for Traffic Injuries

교통사고 상해증후군의 한의 임상진료 현황조사를 위한 웹기반 설문조사

  • Received : 2017.09.14
  • Accepted : 2017.09.29
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Objectives The purpose of this study is to understand current status of Korean Medicine treatment practice patterns for traffic injuries by web-based survey. Methods The structured questionnaire was distributed by a web based survey to 1,630 potential respondents by email from December 19th in 2016 to February 13th in 2017. All data were statistically analysed. Results The response rate was 79.4%. According to the analysis of the outcome of the survey, 88.0% of the participants felt necessity of the development of Korean medicine clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for traffic injuries. Survey results showed cognitive degree about Korean Medicine CPGs' necessity, individual Korean medicine treatments and requirement for extending insurance coverage for patients with traffic injuries. Conclusions This survey study helps to determine current clinical practice patterns of Korea medicine treatments for traffic injuries. These results further anticipate to provide basic data for CPGs for traffic injuries.


Traffic injuries;Korean medicine treatment clinical practice patterns;Korean medicine clinical practice guidelines;Survey


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Supported by : Korea Health Industry Development Institute(KHIDI)