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Tyler Hyungtaek Rim, Min Jae Kang, Moonjung Choi, Kyoung Yul Seo, Sung Soo Kim
Although numerous population-based studies have reported the prevalences and risk factors for pterygium, information regarding the incidence of pterygium is scarce. This population-based cohort study aimed to evaluate the South Korean incidence and prevalence of pterygium. We retrospectively obtained data from a nationally representative sample of 1,116,364 South Koreans in the Korea National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC). The associated sociodemographic factors were evaluated using multivariable Cox regression analysis, and the hazard ratios and confidence intervals were calculated...
2017: PloS One
Heeyoung Lee, Kun Sei Lee, Sung Bo Sim, Hyo Seon Jeong, Hye Mi Ahn, Hyun Keun Chee
BACKGROUND: Coronary angioplasty has been replacing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) because of the relative advantage in terms of recovery time and noninvasiveness of the procedure. Compared to other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, Korea has experienced a rapid increase in coronary angioplasty volumes. METHODS: We analyzed changes in procedure volumes of CABG and of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from three sources: the OECD Health Data, the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) surgery statistics, and the National Health Insurance claims data...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Ji Young Lee, Hea-Kyoung Yang, Minji Kim, Jihyun Kim, Kangmo Ahn
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children is increasing in many developing countries. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore trends in the prevalence of AD in Korean children. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service from 2009 to 2014. Data for the estimated populations were collected from the Statistics Korea. The annual prevalence of AD was obtained by dividing the number of patients by the estimated population each year...
December 12, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
Soobin Jang, Yu Lee Park, Ju Ah Lee, Kyeong Han Kim, Eun-Kyoung Lee, Seung-Ho Sun, Yong-Cheol Shin, Seong-Gyu Ko, Sunju Park
BACKGROUND: There are growing interests in using various methods including traditional and complementary medicines (T&CM) for tobacco control. The study aimed to introduce how traditional Korean medicine (TKM) applied to smoking cessation programmes in Korea and to show the detail information of each programme for designing other smoke cessation programmes. METHODS: Reports of the smoke cessation programmes in Korea were searched on March 10th, 2016, from the webpages of the related agencies and the databases: the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Korea Health Foundation, the Association of Korean Medicine, PubMed, Google scholar, the RISS, the KISS, the NDSL, and the OASIS...
December 1, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Kyu-Tae Han, Hong-Chul Bae, Sang Gyu Lee, Seung Ju Kim, Woorim Kim, Hyo Jung Lee, Yeong Jun Ju, Eun-Cheol Park
BACKGROUND: South Korea has experienced problems regarding poor management of symptoms of asthma patients and remarkable increases in sleep disorders. However, few studies have investigated these issues. We examined the relationship between sleep disorders and mortality in asthma patients to suggest effective alternatives from a novel perspective. METHODS: We used data from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) National Sample Cohort 2004-2013, which included medical claims filed for 186,491 patients who were newly diagnosed with asthma during the study period...
November 17, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Dohee Lim, Won Kyung Lee, Hyesook Park
The purpose of this study was to estimate the national burden of mental substance disorders on medical care utilization in Korea using National Health Insurance System (NHIS) data and updated disability weight, in terms of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). For each of the 24 disorders, the incident years lived with disability (YLDs) was calculated, using NHIS data to estimate prevalence and incidence rates. The DisMod-II software program was used to model duration and remission. The years of life lost (YLLs) due to premature death were calculated from causes of death statistics...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Ye Rin Lee, Kanghee Moon, Young Ae Kim, So Youn Park, Chang Mo Oh, Kyung Suk Lee, In Hwan Oh
Globally, the incidence of communicable diseases has decreased compared to non-communicable diseases. However, chronic communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis persist worldwide. Furthermore, emerging new infections such as H1N1 influenza pose a new threat to public health. However, most studies have focused on non-communicable diseases because of their increasing incidence, with fewer studies investigating communicable diseases. Therefore, we estimated the burden of communicable diseases in Korea using national representative 2012 data...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Yu Mi Kang, Ye-Jee Kim, Joong-Yeol Park, Woo Je Lee, Chang Hee Jung
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the mortality rate (MR), causes of death and standardized mortality ratio (SMR) in Korean type 2 diabetic patients from 2002 to 2013 using data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC). METHODS: From this NHIS-NSC, we identified 29,807 type 2 diabetic subjects from 2002 to 2004. Type 2 diabetes was defined as a current medication history of anti-diabetic drugs and the presence of International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 codes (E11-E14) as diagnosis...
September 13, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Junghyun Noh
Diabetes is one of the foremost public health issues worldwide that can lead to complications in many organ systems, and has become a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Korea. According to data from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), about 2.7 million Koreans (8.0%) aged 30 years or older had type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in 2013. The prevalence of T2DM increased with age and rose from 5.6% in 2006 to 8.0% in 2013. Using data based on The Health Screening Service of the NHIS, 25% of Korean adults were reported to have prediabetes in 2013...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Kyu-Tae Han, Woorim Kim, Seung Ju Kim, Suk-Yong Jang, Yeong Jun Ju, Sung Youn Chun, Sang Gyu Lee, Eun-Cheol Park
Medical utilization due to organic sleep disorders has increased remarkably in South Korea, which may contribute to the deterioration of mental health in the population. We analyzed the relationship between organic sleep disorders and risk of hospitalization due to mood disorder. We used data from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) National Sample Cohort 2002-2013, which included medical claims filed for the 15,537 patients who were newly diagnosed with a mood disorder in a metropolitan region, and employed Poisson regression analysis using generalized estimating equation (GEE) models...
November 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Seung-Ah Choe, Hye Sook Min, Sung-Il Cho
Objectives A number of interventions to reduce disparities in maternal health have been introduced and implemented without concrete evidence to support them. In Korea, a universal voucher scheme for antenatal care and birth services was initiated in December 2008 to improve Korea's fertility rate. This study explores the risk of preeclampsia after the introduction of a universal voucher scheme. Methods Population-based cohort data from the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC) covering 2002-2013 were analysed...
July 19, 2016: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Tae-Young Kim, Sunmee Jang, Chan-Mi Park, Ahreum Lee, Young-Kyun Lee, Ha-Young Kim, Eun-Hee Cho, Yong-Chan Ha
Spinal fractures have been recognized as a major health concern. Our purposes were to evaluate the trends in the incidence and mortality of spinal fractures between 2008 and 2012 and predict the number of spinal fractures that will occur in Korea up to 2025, using nationwide data from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). A nationwide data set was evaluated to identify all new visits to medical institutes for spinal fractures in men and women aged 50 years or older between 2008 and 2012. The incidence, mortality rates and estimates of the number of spinal fractures were calculated using Poisson regression...
May 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Sungkyu Lee
South Korea's state health insurer, the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), is in the process of a compensation suit against tobacco industry. The tobacco companies have habitually endeavored to ensure favorable outcomes in litigation by misusing scientific evidence or recruiting scientists to support its interests. This study analyzed strategies that tobacco companies have used during the NHIS litigation, which has been receiving world-wide attention. To understand the litigation strategies of tobacco companies, the present study reviewed the existing literature and carried out content analysis of petitions, preparatory documents, and supporting evidence submitted to the court by the NHIS and the tobacco companies during the suit...
January 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
Juneyoung Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Sook-Hee Park, Soon Ae Shin, KeeWhan Kim
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January 28, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
Jin-Sung Yuk, Jong Seung Shin, Ji-Yeon Shin, Eunsuk Oh, Hyunmee Kim, Won I Park
BACKGROUND: A cross-sectional study has reported that nickel allergy is associated with endometriosis. However, causal studies of this association are limited. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of nickel allergy in women with and without endometriosis. METHODS: We used a National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) sample cohort dataset that included approximately 1 million individuals from South Korea; the data were obtained between January 01, 2002, and December 31, 2013...
2015: PloS One
Jae Hyun Kim, Chong Guk Lee, Young Ah Lee, Sei Won Yang, Choong Ho Shin
BACKGROUND: The incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in children and adolescents has increased worldwide. However, the epidemiology of T1DM among Korean youth has not been reported since 2001. We investigated the incidence of T1DM in Korean children and adolescents from 2012 to 2014 and compared it with data from 1995 to 2000. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) registry, and age- and sex-specific incidence rates were calculated per 100 000 population...
November 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
Hyun Soon Sohn, Sunmee Jang, Ju-Yeun Lee, Euna Han
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate patient responses to a medication counseling intervention program piloted by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), the national health insurer in Korea, to improve medication management in patients with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or diabetes. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Interventions were conducted from July to September 2013 through direct mailing followed by two telephone-initiated counseling sessions for the medication discontinuation group (< 80% medication possession ratio (MPR) and ≥ 2 months of discontinuation) and the medication over-possession group (≥ 150% MPR)...
January 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Sang-Wook Yi, Soon-Ae Shin, Youn-Jung Lee
OBJECTIVE: Whether low-intensity telephone-counselling interventions can improve cardiometabolic risk factors in screen-detected people with metabolic syndrome (MetS) is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a low-intensity, telephone-counselling programme on MetS implemented by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) of Korea using regression discontinuity design. DESIGN: A nationwide non-randomised intervention study with a regression discontinuity design...
2015: BMJ Open
Kyoung Hee Cho, Sang Gyu Lee, Byungyool Jun, Bo-Young Jung, Jae-Hyun Kim, Eun-Cheol Park
BACKGROUND: A system for managing chronic disease including diabetes mellitus based on primary care clinics has been used in Korea since April 2012. This system can reduce copayments for patients that are managed by a single primary-care provider and lead to improve continuity of care. The aim of this study is to determine whether there is an association between continuity of care for outpatients and hospital admission and identify the continuity index that best explains hospital admissions for patients with type 2 diabetes...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
Jin Yong Lee, Min-Woo Jo, Weon-Seob Yoo, Hyun Joo Kim, Sang Jun Eun
This study aims to estimate the volume of unnecessarily utilized hospital outpatient services in Korea and quantify the total cost resulting from the inappropriate utilization. The analysis included a sample of 27,320,505 outpatient claims from the 2009 National Inpatient Sample database. Using the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), patients were considered to have received 'unnecessary hospital outpatient utilization' if they had a CCI score of 0 and were concurrently admitted to hospital for treatment of a single chronic disease - hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus (DM), or hyperlipidemia (HL) - without complication...
December 2014: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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