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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2012;33(2): 188-196.
일개 한방병원 한방응급실 내원환자에 대한 임상적 분석
윤다래, 이지숙, 노현인, 이서라, 류재환
경희대학교 한의과대학 내과학교실 동서협진실
Single Hospital-based Clinical Analysis of 1,119 Patients visited Oriental Medical Hospital Emergency Room
Da-rae Yoon, Jee-sook Lee, Hyun-in Noh, Seo-ra Yi, Jae-hwan Ryu
Dept. of Oriental Internal Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University
Correspondence  Jae-hwan Ryu ,Tel: 02-958-1812, Email: intmed@khu.ac.kr
  Published online: June 30, 2012.
This study was aimed to provide the basic characteristic of patients who visited an Oriental medical hospital emergency room.

Methods :
We performed a retrospective study on 1,119 patients who visited Kyunghee University Oriental Medical Hospital Emergency Room from June 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.

Results and Conclusions :
1. In distribution of sex, the rate of males was 44.1%, and that of females was 55.9%. The male to female ratio was thus 1:1.26. The patients’ average age was 54.64 and the 6th decade of life was the peak age group. 2. Most of the patients visited the Oriental medical hospital emergency room between 11:00 and 23:00. 3. In distribution by days of the week, the most common was Sundays (24.5%), followed by Mondays (16.7%). 4. In the month distribution, the most was December (12.4%), followed by November (10.0%). 5. The patients were grouped as follows: neurological diseases 58.9%, musculoskeletal disease 27.5%, internal medical disease 10.4%, and others 3.2%. 6. Admission rate of patients being treated was 38.8%, and the admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) was 4.5%. of total visiting patients.
Key words: Oriental medical hospital, emergency room, distribution, clinical analysis
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