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Gov’t to Give Incentives to Hospitals Admitting COVID-19 Patients

Gov’t to Give Incentives to Hospitals Admitting COVID-19 Patients

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has decided to reflect the hospital admission rate of COVID-19 patients in the assessment of medical institutions as a way to give incentives to those who actively accommodate virus patients. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said Wednesday it devised an incentive to encourage medical institutions [...]

Lower Compensation Rate for Hospitals for Extended COVID-19 Stays

Lower Compensation Rate for Hospitals for Extended COVID-19 Stays

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to differentiate the level of compensation it pays to medical institutions taking care of COVID-19 patients depending on the length of the patient’s stay. The Central Disaster Management Headquarters, which operates under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, recently held a compensation deliberation [...]

Hospitals Introduce CCTV Cameras in Operating Rooms

Hospitals Introduce CCTV Cameras in Operating Rooms

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid raging opposition from medical institutions against installing closed-circuit television cameras in operating rooms, some hospitals and clinics are stepping up to install CCTV cameras in order to regain trust from patients. Recently, plastic surgery and orthopedic hospitals have reportedly been installing CCTV cameras in operating rooms. Himchan Hospital, [...]

Koreans Avoiding Emergency Rooms over COVID-19 Fears, Even with Heart Attack

Koreans Avoiding Emergency Rooms over COVID-19 Fears, Even with Heart Attack

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that the number of South Koreans who sought help for heart disease at hospital emergency rooms declined last year during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. During this period, however, the mortality rate of myocardial infarction patients over 60 years of age increased after their hospitalization. [...]

Hospitals to Provide Emergency Room Consultation and Treatment to Those Who Attempt Suicide

Hospitals to Provide Emergency Room Consultation and Treatment to Those Who Attempt Suicide

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will provide consultation and treatment to individuals who have attempted suicide when they are hospitalized in emergency rooms as part of efforts to prevent similar attempts from reoccurring. On Monday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare launched a trial project to promote the emergency room ex-post management [...]

Hospitals Mired in Disputes over Who is Eligible for Remaining Pfizer Vaccine Doses

Hospitals Mired in Disputes over Who is Eligible for Remaining Pfizer Vaccine Doses

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — As the development of the so-called low dead space (LDS) syringes increased the maximum number of shots a vial of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine can provide to seven from six, South Korean medical institutions are mired in disputes over who is eligible for the remaining vaccine doses. The Seoul [...]

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 [...]