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Utilization of Western and Traditional Korean Medicine for Children and Adolescents with Mental Disorders: a Nationwide Population-based Study from 2010 to 2012.

Kim SJ, Kim B, Lee YS, Bahn GH - J. Korean Med. Sci. (2016)

Bottom Line: The prevalence of a single disorder without comorbidities was 168,764 (47.29%) in WM and 52,615 (70.25%) in TKM.From these data, we conclude that WM takes prevalence over TKM in cases of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as in psychological problems such as depression and anxiety.On the other hand, patients utilizing TKM more commonly present with physical health problems including somatoform problems, sleep, and eating disorders.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea .

ABSTRACT
When in need of medical treatment, Korean citizens have a choice of practitioners of western medicine (WM) or Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM). However, the two branches frequently conflict with one another, particularly with regard to mental disorders. This study was designed to compare the utilization of WM and TKM, focusing on child/adolescent patients with mental disorders. We analyzed F-code (Mental and behavioral disorders) claims from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, including data from 0-18-year-old patients from 2010 to 2012. Slightly more men than women utilized WM, while TKM use was almost evenly balanced. WM claims increased with advancing age, whereas utilization of TKM was common for the 0-6 age group. In WM and TKM, the total number of claims relying on the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) was 331,154 (92.78%) and 73,282 (97.85%), respectively, and the number of claims relying on medical aid was 25,753 (7.22%) and 1,610 (2.15%), respectively. The most frequent F-coded claim in WM was F90 (Hyperkinetic disorders), with 64,088 claims (17.96%), and that in TKM was F45 (Somatoform disorders), with 28,852 claims (38.52%). The prevalence of a single disorder without comorbidities was 168,764 (47.29%) in WM and 52,615 (70.25%) in TKM. From these data, we conclude that WM takes prevalence over TKM in cases of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as in psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. On the other hand, patients utilizing TKM more commonly present with physical health problems including somatoform problems, sleep, and eating disorders.

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The incidence of mental disorders (F codes of ICD-10) by age between 2010 and 2012.TKM, traditional Korean medicine; WM, western medicine; yr, year-old.
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Figure 2: The incidence of mental disorders (F codes of ICD-10) by age between 2010 and 2012.TKM, traditional Korean medicine; WM, western medicine; yr, year-old.

Mentions: From 2010 through 2012, the number of claims increased with age. There were 114,906 claims (26.61%) in the 0–6 age group, 134,539 claims (31.16%) in the 7–12 age group, and 182,354 claims (42.24%) in the 13–18 age group. In WM, the number of claims was 82,344 (23.07%) in the 0–6 age group, 115,665 (32.41%) in the 7–12 age group, and 115,665 (44.52%) in the 13–18 age group. WM was utilized most frequently in the 13–18 age group. In TKM, the number of claims was 32,562 (43.48%) in the 0–6 age group, 18,874 (25.20%) in the 7–12 age group, and 23,456 (31.32%) in the 13–18 age group. Utilization of TKM was most frequent in the 0–6 age group, followed by the 13–18 age group and the 7–12 age group (Fig. 2).


Utilization of Western and Traditional Korean Medicine for Children and Adolescents with Mental Disorders: a Nationwide Population-based Study from 2010 to 2012.

Kim SJ, Kim B, Lee YS, Bahn GH - J. Korean Med. Sci. (2016)

The incidence of mental disorders (F codes of ICD-10) by age between 2010 and 2012.TKM, traditional Korean medicine; WM, western medicine; yr, year-old.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: The incidence of mental disorders (F codes of ICD-10) by age between 2010 and 2012.TKM, traditional Korean medicine; WM, western medicine; yr, year-old.
Mentions: From 2010 through 2012, the number of claims increased with age. There were 114,906 claims (26.61%) in the 0–6 age group, 134,539 claims (31.16%) in the 7–12 age group, and 182,354 claims (42.24%) in the 13–18 age group. In WM, the number of claims was 82,344 (23.07%) in the 0–6 age group, 115,665 (32.41%) in the 7–12 age group, and 115,665 (44.52%) in the 13–18 age group. WM was utilized most frequently in the 13–18 age group. In TKM, the number of claims was 32,562 (43.48%) in the 0–6 age group, 18,874 (25.20%) in the 7–12 age group, and 23,456 (31.32%) in the 13–18 age group. Utilization of TKM was most frequent in the 0–6 age group, followed by the 13–18 age group and the 7–12 age group (Fig. 2).

Bottom Line: The prevalence of a single disorder without comorbidities was 168,764 (47.29%) in WM and 52,615 (70.25%) in TKM.From these data, we conclude that WM takes prevalence over TKM in cases of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as in psychological problems such as depression and anxiety.On the other hand, patients utilizing TKM more commonly present with physical health problems including somatoform problems, sleep, and eating disorders.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea .

ABSTRACT
When in need of medical treatment, Korean citizens have a choice of practitioners of western medicine (WM) or Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM). However, the two branches frequently conflict with one another, particularly with regard to mental disorders. This study was designed to compare the utilization of WM and TKM, focusing on child/adolescent patients with mental disorders. We analyzed F-code (Mental and behavioral disorders) claims from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, including data from 0-18-year-old patients from 2010 to 2012. Slightly more men than women utilized WM, while TKM use was almost evenly balanced. WM claims increased with advancing age, whereas utilization of TKM was common for the 0-6 age group. In WM and TKM, the total number of claims relying on the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) was 331,154 (92.78%) and 73,282 (97.85%), respectively, and the number of claims relying on medical aid was 25,753 (7.22%) and 1,610 (2.15%), respectively. The most frequent F-coded claim in WM was F90 (Hyperkinetic disorders), with 64,088 claims (17.96%), and that in TKM was F45 (Somatoform disorders), with 28,852 claims (38.52%). The prevalence of a single disorder without comorbidities was 168,764 (47.29%) in WM and 52,615 (70.25%) in TKM. From these data, we conclude that WM takes prevalence over TKM in cases of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as in psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. On the other hand, patients utilizing TKM more commonly present with physical health problems including somatoform problems, sleep, and eating disorders.

No MeSH data available.


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