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Overworked Doctors Prone to Mistakes; Patient Safety at Risk

Overworked Doctors Prone to Mistakes; Patient Safety at Risk

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The term ‘overwork’ means working excessively, which can result in extreme fatigue and exhaustion. Everyone knows that overwork can become a cause of all illnesses when accumulated. However, the concept of overwork in South Korea is quite relative and varies with one’s occupation. Depending on the job, people have different [...]

8 in 10 Doctors Experience Burnout due to Hard Work: Poll

8 in 10 Doctors Experience Burnout due to Hard Work: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight in 10 doctors in South Korea have experienced burnout symptoms, due to extreme physical and mental fatigue, a poll showed Wednesday. The poll of 1,004 doctors, conducted online by medical information provider InterMD on Dec. 26-27, found that 80 percent of them have suffered from burnout while working [...]

Few Overseas Dental and Medical Graduates Pass National Licensing Exam

Few Overseas Dental and Medical Graduates Pass National Licensing Exam

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent probe by a local legislator who sits on the National Assembly’s Health and Welfare Committee found that only 30 percent of graduates of overseas medical and dental schools were able to pass the Korea Health Personnel Licensing Examination. Passing the exam is required if overseas graduates want [...]

Doctors Warn of Possible Strike Against Moon’s Medicare Policy

Doctors Warn of Possible Strike Against Moon’s Medicare Policy

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Doctors warned Friday they may stage a rally or a walkout in April in protest against the government’s “unilateral” medical policy. According to the Korean Medical Association, the doctors are planning to take collective action against so-called Moon Jae-in Care, which the government says is focused on providing comprehensive medical services to the general public at reasonable prices. [...]

Seoul Hospital Ridiculed for Makeup Guidelines

Seoul Hospital Ridiculed for Makeup Guidelines

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Intern Resident Association expressed deep concerns Tuesday over a dress and appearance manual for doctors that is currently being developed at the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital.  According to the KIRA, articles in the manual specific to female doctors include wearing  “vibrant makeup” because [...]

Report Shows Korean Doctors Will Benefit from Fourth Industrial Revolution

Report Shows Korean Doctors Will Benefit from Fourth Industrial Revolution

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – It seems like doctors’ jobs are safe amidst the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution, the latest data from the Korea Employment Information Service indicates.  According to the KEIS 2017 Korea Occupational Outlook published on Monday, most medical practitioners will benefit from Korea’s aging society and further government support [...]

Government Recommends Simple Attire for Medical Staff to Prevent Infection

Government Recommends Simple Attire for Medical Staff to Prevent Infection

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Wednesday that it is preparing voluntary guidelines for medical practitioners to simplify their attire, a measure that it believes will help to prevent the spread of infection.  The ministry and the Korean Society for Healthcare-associated Infection Control Prevention have recently prepared a [...]

Court Rules Dentists can Inject Botox

Court Rules Dentists can Inject Botox

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The battle over dentists performing botox injections between the Korean Medical Association (KMA) and the Korean Dental Association (KDA) began sometime in 2011 when a dentist named Jung was accused of violating medical laws by giving a botox injection to one of his patients. Jung attempted to use previous cases [...]

Plastic Surgery Clinics Record Procedures to Gain Trust

Plastic Surgery Clinics Record Procedures to Gain Trust

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The market for plastic surgery in Korea is colossal. But mistrust has also grown in recent years over controversy related to what the public calls “ghost surgery”. Ghost surgery refers to an illegal practice in which surgical procedures are performed by substitute doctors and nurses, or even employees of [...]