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Exploratory study for developing Korean medicine and western medicine collaboration hospital accreditation model
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2021;32:809-20
Published online July 31, 2021;  https://doi.org/10.7465/jkdi.2021.32.4.809
© 2021 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

NamKwen Kim1 · Hye-Yoon Lee2 · Na-Gyeong Gong3 · Min-Kyoung Cho4

124School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University
3Department of Korean Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University
Correspondence to: This research is supported by the Ministry of Health & Welfare fund (3234-302).
1 Professor, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan NationalUniversity, Yangsan 50612, Korea. E-mail: drkim@pusan.ac.kr
2 Associate researcher, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research & Economic Evaluation in Korean
Eedicine, Research Institute for Korean Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea.
3 Graduate, Department of Korean Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea.
4 Researcher,Research Institute for Korean Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea.
Received April 14, 2021; Revised May 26, 2021; Accepted June 1, 2021.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
The objective of this study is conducted to analyze the general characteristics and factors affecting Western medicine and Korean medicine collaboration among the participating hospitals of 2nd stage western medicine and Korean medicine collaboration pilot project in Korea. Data are collected from survey of participating hospitals during the 2nd stage pilot project period. We analyzed estimated descriptive statistics of general and collaboration-related hospital characteristics, and examined the relationships between the characteristics and hospital accreditation regarding collaboration. In general characteristics, private institutions, intra-collaboration, non-capital region factors were higher than national institutions, inter-collaboration, capital region factors. In collaboration-related characteristics, face to face collaboration and collaboration operating time under 4 hours were higher. Factors affecting the accreditation were estimated as collaboration operating time (under 4 hours) and hospital size (beds and numbers of doctors). The relationship between the satisfaction of collaboration and hospital size was analyzed using hierarchical regression analyses adjusting confounders. We found that the positive relationship between satisfaction and hospital size under 340 hospital beds and negative relationship over 340 hospital beds. These results would be used as the prior study for developing accreditation model of Western medicine and Korean medicine collaboration in the future study.
Keywords : Accreditation, collaboration, pilot project, Western medicine and Korean medicine collaboration.