Korean J Prev Med.  1979 Oct;12(1):61-69.

Classification of Frequently Occurring Disease by Chief Camplaints in Rural Area


In Korea, the Regional differences of medical facilities and man-powers are very serious recently. In order to solve rural medical problem, the comprehensive health care service is required earnestly in rural area. The present study was performed to provide the material for rural medical policy by analyzing the diseases occurring frequently in rural area and assuming the paramedical workers' abilities of medical treatment. The frequently by occurring diseases were classified by investigation. The chief complaints of 4559 subjects through home visiting for last weeks occurred in 1978. The paramedical workers' abilities of medical treatment were investigated by analyzing the clinical charts of patients treated by paramedical workers by systemic health care delivery system from September 1977 to December 1977. The results obtained are summarized as follows; 1. The rate of disease suffering recently for 2 weeks was 22.5% in rural area. 2. The rate of respiratory disease was 36.0%, gartrointestinal disease 18%, trauma 8% and neuromuscular disease 7.5%, respectively. 3. The coverage of treatment by health workers was 97.6% in general practitioner, 70% in community health practitioner and 42.1% in community health aid, respectively.

MeSH Terms

Comprehensive Health Care
Delivery of Health Care
General Practitioners
House Calls
Neuromuscular Diseases
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