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Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced a plan to establish a national cancer data library by collecting a comprehensive range of medical information on domestic cancer patients, including records of their medical treatment and examination before being diagnosed with cancer and their prognosis after being diagnosed with cancer. The national cancer data [...]

4 in 10 S. Koreans Shun Emergency Medical Treatment Due to COVID-19

4 in 10 S. Koreans Shun Emergency Medical Treatment Due to COVID-19

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost half of all adults in South Korea have failed to receive appropriate emergency medical treatment following the coronavirus outbreak. Seoul National University Hospital conducted a survey of 2,097 South Korean men and women, 39.6 percent of whom said they chose not to undergo proper emergency medical treatment following [...]

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 1 in 4 asymptomatic or mild coronavirus patients quarantined at residential treatment centers are suffering from depressive symptoms. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital conducted a study on the psychological health of 107 COVID-19 patients quarantined at a residential treatment center [...]

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 [...]

Civic Groups Call for Mobilization of Private Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients

Civic Groups Call for Mobilization of Private Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Civic and labor groups on Monday urged the government to mobilize more beds and medical personnel from large private hospitals to cope with the worsening hospital bed shortage caused by a recent surge in coronavirus infections. Public hospitals have received most local COVID-19 patients but have now reached the [...]

Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Seeks Emergency Mobilization of College Dorm to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Seeks Emergency Mobilization of College Dorm to Treat COVID-19 Patients

SUWON, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung said Sunday that he will seek an emergency measure to mobilize a private university dormitory to accommodate new coronavirus patients. In a tweet, Lee announced his first such plan to mobilize a private facility to tackle the public health care crisis, as the province [...]

Lower Income Cancer Patients Less Likely to Survive: Study

Lower Income Cancer Patients Less Likely to Survive: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that the severity of cancer at the time of initial diagnosis differs by the patient’s income. All.Can Korea, a civic group devoted to tackling inefficient environments for treating cancer, conducted a survey of 495 cancer patients, 38.1 percent of whom had their first tumor discovered [...]