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Volume 2, Issue 4 - Dec 2014
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An Analytic Case Study on the Management of an Upper-level General Hospital(2010-2012)
Park, Hyun-Suk ; Lee, Jung-Min ; Baek, Hong-Suck ; Lee, Jun-Ho ; Park, Sang-Sub ;
Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~16
DOI : 10.15205/kschs.2014.2.1.1
Purpose. For a more efficient hospital management, this study aims to provide basic data so that the hospital management and staff in charge of hospital administration may systematically classify and collect hospital information, by analyzing the ordinary characters of an upper-level general hospital system and its common-type balance sheet, common-type profit and loss statement and financial ratio. Methods. By using information about an upper-level general hospital in C Province, provided by Alio(www.alio.go.kr), a public organization information provision site, Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service(www.hira.or.kr) and Ministry of Health and Welfare(www.mw.go.kr), this study analyzed 3 year`s data from 2010 to 2012 and provided basic data by analyzing the ordinary characters of an upper-level general hospital system, and its common-type balance sheet, common-type profit and loss statement and financial ratio. Results. After analyzing the ordinary characters, common-type balance sheet, common-type proft and loss statement and financial ration of this general hospital, based on the 2010 to 2012 data, this study came to the following conclusions. Firstly, out of all the 1,069 hospital staff, there were 272 doctors working for 24 medical departments, out of whom the majority was 33 physicians. Most of the nurses were third-class ones, and about 2,000 outpatients and 600 inpatients on average were treated per day. Secondly, as a result of analyzing the common-type balance sheet, this study discovered that intangible assets out of fixed assets accounted for 41%, the majority, out of which usable and profitable donation asset buildings were of great importance, and the liquid assets increased more in 2012 than 2011. In the financial structure, the ratio of liquid liabilities was over 50% out of all the liabilities in 2012, and the ratio of purchase payables was high as well. The ratio of fixed liabilities reached up to 40%, out of which the retirement benefit appropriation fund was quite high. The capital was over 80%, but the surplus was in a deficit state. Compared to the capital, the ratio of total liabilities was about 90%, which indicates the financial structure of this general hospital was vulnerable. Thirdly, as a result of analyzing the common-type profit and loss statement, this study found out that the medical profits from inpatients were higher than profits from outpatients. The material cost was related to the medical quality of this general hospital, and it was as high as 30% out of the total costs and was about 45% of the labor cost. This general hospital showed 10% in the ratio of non-medical profits, and it seemed because of government subsidies. The ratios of medical profits and current net income were gradually changing for the better in 2012, compared to 2011. Lastly, as a result of analyzing the financial ratio, it was found that the liquidity ratio kept decreasing, from 110.7% in 2010 and 102.0% in 2011 to 77.2% in 2012. Besides, it was analyzed that the liquidity ratio and the net working capital ratio greatly decreased, while the quick ratio and the liquid ratio kept decreasing. Conclusions. 1. It is necessary to take the risk management into more consideration, and particularly, it is needed to differentiate and manage the levels of risk in detail. 2. By considering the fact that investments into hospital infrastructures were mostly based on liabilities, it is needed to deal with the scale of losses when evaluating risks. 3. By reflecting the character that investments into hospital infrastructures were based on liabilities, it is necessary to consider the ratio of ordinary profits as well as the ratio of operating profits to sales, and it is also important to consider sales productivity factors, such as the sales amount per a sickbed, by comparing them with other hospitals. As for limitations of this study, there may be some problems in terms of data interpretation because of the lack of information about the number of inpatients and the number of outpatients per year, which are needed for the break-even point analysis. Besides, to suggest a direction for the improvement of hospital management through analyses, non-financial factors should be reflected, such as the trend of economy, medical policies, and politic backgrounds. However, this study only focused on the common-type balance sheet, common-type profit and loss statement and financial ratio, so this study is actually limited to generalizing all the factors by analyzing public data only.
Correlation between Palpebral Fissure and Exophthalmos in Korean Adult Women Population
Kim, Douk-Hoon ; Waidyarathna, Kumuda ;
Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, Pages 17~23
DOI : 10.15205/kschs.2014.2.1.17
Purpose. This study was to investigate the relationship between the palpebral fissure size and the exophthalmos in a population of Korean adult women subjects with normal eye status. Methods. From November 2012 to September 2013, The authors analyzed the morphological values in 73 Korean adults population. The test was performed using the Hertel exophthalmometer and verner califer. Analysis of subjects data were recorded using the spss version 20.0 a statistical program (IBM Co, Armonk, NY USA). Results. The average age of the 73 subjects (146 eyes) was (21.219+/-0.261)mm. the average value of palpebral fissure was (25.110+/-1.646)mm in width and (8.096+/-1.464)mm in height. The average value of exophthalmos was (15.002+/-1.922)mm. There was a significant relationship(P>0.05) in the average size between the width and height in palpebral fissure. Also, there was a significant relationship(P>0.05) in the average size between the palpebral fissure width and exophthalmos. On the other hand, there was a significant relationship(P>0.01) in the average size of palpebral fissure height and exophthalmos. Conclusions: In this study, these results suggested that the palpebral fissure and exophthalmos had a significant relationship in the average value of size in Korean adult women population.
The Perception Survey for Personal Health Information Protection of First Aid Training Courses Students - Focused of EMT students and Nursing students -
Bae, Sung-Ju ; Choi, Young-Jin ;
Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, Pages 25~34
DOI : 10.15205/kschs.2014.2.1.25
Purpose. The checked of perception for the protection of personal medical information of EMT student and Nursing student. Methods. Nursing students and EMT students 200 questionnaires were collected and Frequency analysis, Chi-square test, one-way ANOVA was performed for using the Windows SPSS(ver. 12.0). Results. Most of the subjects were aware of the protection law of personal information and Infringement of the privacy of personal information will be exposed. also, Education is needed privacy(EMT students
, Nursing students
) and Nursing(
)students due to exposure to both the patient`s personal information privacy was violated would get recognized. Exposure to the computerization of information privacy will be exploited in other agencies(EMT students
, Nursing students
) was called. Conclusions. For the protection of personal health information, education needs to be expanded.
Systematic Review about Occupational Therapy Interventions Applied to the Improvement of Activities of Daily Living in Dementia Patients
Kwag, Sung-Won ; Na, Hyun-Jun ; Kwang, Shin-Wok ; Nam, Ju-Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, Pages 35~45
DOI : 10.15205/kschs.2014.2.1.35
Purpose: This study analyzes occupational therapy interventions to improve activities of daily living (ADL) in dementia patients and the instruments used to verify their effects through a systematic review and attempts to use the results as preliminary data in selecting further interventions and instruments. Method: The databases searched included NDSL, DBpia, RISS, KISS and National Assembly Library with search words including `Alzheimer`s disease`, `Alzheimer`, `daily living` and `ADL.` The subjects of analysis were a total of 7 studies, and a frequency analysis was used for the usage count of the interventions used in each study. In order to provide evidence, PICO Method was used for sorting. Result: As a result of this study, there were 7 occupational therapy interventions applied to improve ADL in dementia patients, which were used 7 times total. As for the instruments used to validate the effects of the interventions for the ADL, it turned out that `3 studies used AMPS (42.9%),` which was the most, followed by `Allen Cognitive Level Screen` (ACLS) and Functional Independence Measure` (FIM), respectively used in 2 studies (28.6%); and `Modified Barthel Index` (MBI) and `Philadelphia Geriatric Center IADL` (PGC IADL), respectively used in 1 study. Regarding the qualitative level of evidence, it turned out that 4 studies were Level III (57.1%), followed by 2 studies at Level IV (28.6%) and 1 study at Level I (14.3%). Conclusion: This study suggested the kinds and frequencies of usage of the interventions and instruments of occupational therapy for the improvement of ADL in dementia patients, and the studies of evidence were presented by the PICO Method. It is judged that the results of this study can be used as preliminary data in selecting interventions and instruments to improve the ADL in dementia patients. In the future, studies should be carried out on the ADL in other areas related to dementia.
Effects of a Group Play Therapy of Social Skills in Children with Developmental Disorders
Kim, So-Young ; Kim, Min-Ji ; Ro, Hyo-Lyun ;
Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, Pages 47~57
DOI : 10.15205/kschs.2014.2.1.47
Purpose. The purpose of this study is to investigate effects of group play therapy program on improvement of social skills of children with developmental disabilities. Methods. With 4-year children with developmental disabilities with developmental problems, group play therapy program with 16 sections, 40minutes for each section for 16 weeks was conducted, and by using Korean infant social skills test (K-SSRSP), social skills index (SSQ) between before and after applying group play therapy program on children with developmental disabilities were compared. Results. When group play therapy are applied on children with developmental disabilities, it was found that there was improvement of social skills including problem solving, emotional expression, sense of order and self-confidence. Conclusions. According to the result of this study, if more specific studies regarding group play therapy program are conducted and they can reflect on other integrated programs, then it is expected that there will be greater synergy effects on improving not only children with developmental disabilities but also social skills of them.
Research for Network on Medical Association and International Medical Tourism - Based on Centum Medical Partners -
Park, Ki-Soo ; Bae, Jong-Cheol ; Choi, Bong-Joon ;
Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, Pages 59~71
DOI : 10.15205/kschs.2014.2.1.59
Purpose. Medical tourism is recently becoming a new industry with great growth potential. The South Korean government is shifting medical tourism from simple cultural tourism to a high value-added industry with a new paradigm. Methods. The government has been providing positive support and marketing policies since the introduction of the article concerning foreign patient attraction to the medical law in 2009, and various types of medical institutions around the country has participated actively in medical tourism by themselves or in cooperation of government bodies and made increasingly greater performance. Results. This study obtained the following results. The medical institutions in Korea have been making efforts to see more development and profitability in diverse ways, including medical tourism for foreign patients and the advance of the Korean medical institutions into foreign markets. However, many local governing bodies and medical institutions participating in medical tourism around the country have primarily focused on examination and treatment on the basis of foreign patients` visit to South Korea and rarely built a medical network with other countries directly for medical tourism. This study presents a case of building a local medical network and a network for international medical tourism successfully on the basis of the local medical association, CMP, which has been formed naturally in Busan. The success factors for CMP included 1) enthusiasm of the official in charge; 2) the medical level, the service level, and open-mindedness of participant medical institutions; 3) cost efficiency due to executive office management with no costs, no conflicts, and constant partnership; 4) security of non-competitive expertise for participants; 5) local factors of CMP; 6) participation of good agencies; 7) reinforcement of participation networks; and 8) post facto management and local doctor management. Conclusions. Its positive effects included patient introduction and greater profitability on an internal basis as well as construction of the collaboration system with the institutions related to medical tourism and confidence. However, there are some limitations: it is still difficult to predict performance due to the short period of their activities, and it is necessary to continue to observe their constant activities since a single medical association was involved.
Anti-cancer and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Korean Citrus Fruits (Citrus aurantium L.)
Nagappan, Arulkumar ; Park, Hyeon-Soo ; Hong, Gyeong-Eun ; Yumnam, Silvia ; Lee, Ho-Jeong ; Kim, Douk-Hoon ; Kim, Eun-Hee ; Kim, Gon-Sup ;
Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, Pages 73~78
DOI : 10.15205/kschs.2014.2.1.73
Purpose. Citrus aurantium L.(familyRutaceae), alsoknownasbitter orange, have been used as traditional herbal medicine in many Asian countries since ancient times. Hence, the purpose of the study was to briefly discuss the new findings about anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities of Citrus aurantium L in-vitro. Methods. The articles for this study were collected from pubmed and scopus electronic resources. Results. Citrus aurantium L contains an abundant Flavonoids, including hesperidin, naringin and nobiletin. These Flavonoids has reported to have various medicinal benefits that include antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-diabetic activities, and also used to treat cardiovascular diseases. Conclusion. Based on the above evidence, we propose that Flavonoids from Korea Citrus aurantium L would be a therapeutic potential for cancer treatment and pharmacological benefit for inhibiting the inflammatory effect.