J Korean Geriatr Soc.  2008 Mar;12(1):11-14.

An Analysis of Original Articles Targeting the Elderly Published by Korean Medical Doctors in 2007

  • 1Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. chunwon@khmc.or.kr


BACKGROUND: Few analyses of the original articles targeting the elderly submitted by Korean medical doctors have been published.
We reviewed the articles on the elderly which were submitted in 2007 by Korean medical doctors and detected through KoreaMed, KMbase, PubMed.
Total 169 articles were detected in foreign journals; case report, articles not targeting elderly, not by medical doctors, published in Korean journal, and review article were excluded. Finally, 10 articles were found to have been submitted in foreign journals by Korean doctors, 2007. In a similar way, 126 articles were found to have been submitted in Korean journals by Korean doctors, 2007. The most common articles were about dementia and/or cognitive function, and function change, endocrine disease, geriatric surgery were followed in order. Neuropsychiatrists were publishing the most articles, and neurosurgeons were the next.
Out of articles on the elderly published in 2007, case reports were much more common than original articles. Articles on the health promotion and disease prevention, medical ethics, long term care need to be published much more.


Original article; Elderly; 2007; Korea; Medical doctor
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