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What types of disease foreigners go to hospitals for?

Along with the increase of international exchange, the number of foreigners living in Korea has increased every year. The entire number of foreigners living Korea was 1.71 million in 2015; among them, the number of fo...

Extreme price gaps for uninsured medical expenses

The Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service(President Myung-Sei Sohn, hereinafter referring to ‘HIRA’) will extensively reveal the ‘2016 Uninsured Medical Service Expenses by Medical Institute’ from the 1st of De...

“Medicine is not Go(game)… AI can be an assistance knowing medical terms.”

After Gil Medical Center implemented an artificial intelligence(AI) system, Watson, for the first time in Korea, several university hospitals have started to review adopting it with rosy hope. However, an argument w...

Large differences of cancer incidence in different regions

It was analyzed cancer incidence rates in different cities, districts and provinces vary from double to 15 times higher. The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Minister Jin-Yup Jung) and Korea Central Cancer Registry(Nat...

BMS, “Targeted combination therapies are the best for cancer patients”

BMS Pharmaceutical recommended combined targeted therapies as the best treatment for cancer patients, and announced a plan to continue and extend researches related to this. On the 16th, BMS Pharmaceutical Korea rev...

2015’s Korean medical device market reaches KRW 5.2656 trillion

Last year, the Korean medical device market recorded the size of KRW 5.2656 trillion. According to the ‘2016 KMDIA Yearbook’ recently published by the Korea Medical Device Industry Association(KMDIA), the size of th...

Hepatitis C & 2 antibiotic-resist. bacteria to be included in 3rd infectious disease group

Hepatitis C is selected as a part of the 3rd infectious disease group, and will be transferred to the mandatory surveillance system. At the Legislative Bill Examination Subcommittee on the 3rd, the National Assembly ...

Decisions on Medical Law amendments except for ‘Rehab Hospital Establishment & Medical Corporates’ Subsidiary Business’ bills

Every amendment to the Medical Law except for 2 bills – bills to include rehabilitation hospitals in the type of hospital-level medical institute and restrict medical corporates’ subsidiary business – passed the Natio...

High chance for hepatitis C to become subject of mandatory surveillance

As hepatitis C is included in the 3rd infectious disease group, there is a high chance it will become a subject of the mandatory surveillance system. The National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee held the Legis...

What is reason for low immunization rate on cervical cancer vaccines?

The participation rate of the National Immunization Program for cervical cancer vaccines, which was implemented last June, is observed to be low. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW) on the 25th, th...

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