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Hospitals Struggling Financially as Patient Numbers Plummet

Hospitals Struggling Financially as Patient Numbers Plummet

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Korean hospitals are reporting financial difficulties as their outpatient numbers have dropped significantly due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to a survey of 62 hospitals conducted by the Korean Medical Association (KMA) the number of outpatients dropped by an average of 16.3 percent (44.5 [...]

S. Korea to Set Guidelines on Plasma Treatment of Virus Patients

S. Korea to Set Guidelines on Plasma Treatment of Virus Patients

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will set guidelines for the treatment of coronavirus patients with plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19, a senior health official said Tuesday, after two patients here were declared cured upon receiving the therapy. The therapy involves infusions of blood plasma from coronavirus survivors to virus [...]

Philips Enables Hospitals and GPs to Remotely Screen and Monitor Patients with COVID-19

Philips Enables Hospitals and GPs to Remotely Screen and Monitor Patients with COVID-19

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it can help general practitioners and healthcare institutions manage the increased patient flows resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak through a dedicated and scalable telehealth solution that facilitates the use of online screening, follow-up questionnaires and [...]

Coronavirus Outbreak Triggers Drop in Hospital Visits

Coronavirus Outbreak Triggers Drop in Hospital Visits

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Korea, the number of individuals visiting hospitals has dropped sharply. The Korean Hospital Association surveyed 98 hospitals nationwide and identified trends related to inpatients and outpatients. As a result, the number of hospitalized patients dropped by an average of 3.7 [...]

Coronavirus Patients Can Request Corrective Measures for Privacy Violation

Coronavirus Patients Can Request Corrective Measures for Privacy Violation

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Coronavirus patients can now request corrective measures whenever they feel their rights and privacy have been violated after their travel logs go public. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Tuesday that new legislation on epidemics management that includes the aforementioned policy went into effect early this month. The [...]