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Nearly 70 pct of S. Koreans in Favor of Bill on Disqualifying Convicted Doctors

Nearly 70 pct of S. Koreans in Favor of Bill on Disqualifying Convicted Doctors

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 70 percent of South Koreans are in favor of a bill on disqualifying doctors convicted of felonies, which is currently under review at the National Assembly, a public opinion poll showed Wednesday. According to the survey conducted Tuesday on 500 people aged 18 or older by Realmeter, 68.5 [...]

Doctors, Patients Differ in Opinions of Telemedicine Services

Doctors, Patients Differ in Opinions of Telemedicine Services

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A temporary measure approved by the government to allowed limited telemedicine services amid heightened alert over new coronavirus infections was met by contrasting views from healthcare workers and patients. A research team from the Catholic University of Korea Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital conducted a survey of 906 patients and [...]

Hospitals Seeing Decline in Number of Pediatricians

Hospitals Seeing Decline in Number of Pediatricians

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Pediatrics, one of the most essential fields in the healthcare industry, is struggling from unpopularity as increasing numbers of medical residents are more inclined to join other fields. Seoul’s ‘Big 5’ hospitals — Catholic Medical Center, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Asan Medical Center and Severance Hospital [...]

Presidential Panel Members Call for Increasing Medical School Quotas

Presidential Panel Members Call for Increasing Medical School Quotas

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Public interest members of a presidential panel on social dialogue on Tuesday issued written advice calling for increasing quotas at local medical schools starting in 2022. In the controversial recommendation, Seoul National University professor Kim Yoon and five other public interest members of the Economic, Social & Labor Council’s [...]