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Table 1 Number of outpatient cases and cost of outpatient medical services by disease group a)

From: Disease-specific differences in the use of traditional Korean medicine in Korea

Disease group (ICD code)c Western medicine Traditional Korean medicine Dental and other medical service use Total
Number Proportion of number (S.E.) Costb) Proportion of cost Number Proportion of number (S.E.) Costb) Proportion of cost Number Proportion of number (S.E.) Costb) Proportion of cost Number Costb)
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99) 3,094 99.0% 31.6 97.8% 24 0.7% 0.7 2.2% 7 0.2% 0.0 0.1% 3,124 32.3
  (0.17)     (0.15)     (0.08)     
Neoplasms (C00–D48) 3,108 98.6% 163.6 98.3% 30 1.0% 2.6 1.6% 13 0.4% 0.1 0.1% 3,151 166.4
  (0.21)     (0.17)     (0.11)     
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune system (D50–D89) 353 97.5% 3.5 71.7% 9 2.5% 1.4 28.3% 0 0.0% 0.0 0.0% 362 4.9
  (0.82)     (0.82)     (0.00)     
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90) 8,204 98.6% 78.9 93.4% 91 1.1% 5.4 6.4% 25 0.3% 0.2 0.2% 8,320 84.5
  (0.13)     (0.11)     (0.06)     
Mental and behavioral disorders (F00–F99) 3,080 94.2% 48.6 89.6% 163 5.0% 5.2 9.6% 26 0.8% 0.5 0.8% 3,269 54.2
  (0.41)     (0.38)     (0.16)     
Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99) 2,465 74.5% 42.3 72.6% 830 25.1% 15.9 27.3% 15 0.5% 0.1 0.1% 3,310 58.2
  (0.76)     (0.75)     (0.12)     
Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59) 7,625 99.1% 93.5 98.7% 64 0.8% 1.2 1.3% 5 0.1% 0.0 0.1% 7,694 94.8
  (0.11)     (0.10)     (0.03)     
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95) 2,790 98.1% 19.6 93.4% 52 1.8% 1.4 6.6% 1 0.1% 0.0 0.1% 2,843 21.0
  (0.25)     (0.25)     (0.04)     
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99) 25,543 93.2% 159.4 88.6% 1,696 6.2% 19.5 10.9% 174 0.6% 0.9 0.5% 27,413 179.8
  (0.15)     (0.15)     (0.05)     
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99) 58,716 98.7% 207.9 89.4% 736 1.2% 21.8 9.4% 63 0.1% 2.8 1.2% 59,515 232.5
  (0.05)     (0.05)     (0.01)     
Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93) 10,301 43.3% 175.2 12.2% 437 1.8% 13.1 0.9% 13,080 54.9% 1,243.0 86.8% 23,818 1,431.3
  (0.32)     (0.09)     (0.32)     
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissues (L00–L99) 7,670 96.1% 72.4 81.6% 305 3.8% 14.9 16.8% 7 0.1% 1.4 1.6% 7,982 88.7
  (0.22)     (0.21)     (0.03)     
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissues (M00–M99) 37,460 77.1% 279.6 69.9% 10,909 22.4% 119.6 29.9% 237 0.5% 0.9 0.2% 48,606 400.2
  (0.19)     (0.19)     (0.03)     
Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99) 7,145 91.4% 122.2 88.7% 191 2.4% 11.1 8.0% 485 6.2% 4.5 3.2% 7,821 137.7
  (0.32)     (0.17)     (0.27)    
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99) 199 94.8% 8.0 96.0% 11 5.2% 0.3 4.0% 0 0.0% 0.0 0.0% 210 8.3
  (1.54)     (1.54)     (0.00)     
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96) 54 100.0% 1.8 100.0% 0 0.0% 0.0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0 0.0% 54 1.8
  (0.00)     (0.00)     (0.00)     
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99) 77 100.0% 3.0 100.0% 0 0.0% 0.0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0 0.0% 77 3.0
  (0.00)     (0.00)     (0.00)     
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99) 2,518 86.0% 45.4 65.2% 407 13.9% 24.2 34.8% 3 0.1% 0.0 0.1% 2,928 69.6
  (0.64)     (0.64)     (0.06)     
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98) 11,159 84.5% 100.5 77.1% 1,821 13.8% 14.3 10.9% 225 1.7% 15.6 12.0% 13,205 130.4
  (0.31)     (0.30)     (0.11)     
External causes of morbidity and mortality and other 12,549 86.5% 482.4 72.7% 723 5.0% 110.0 16.6% 1,228 8.5% 71.4 10.8% 14,500 663.8
  (0.28)     (0.18)     (0.23)     
Total 204,110 85.7% 2,139.3 55.4% 18,498 7.8% 382.7 9.9% 15,594 6.5% 1,341.4 34.7% 238,202 3,863.4
  (0.07)     (0.05)     (0.05)     
  1. a)Values from the 2008 Korean Health Panel; b)Units: thousand US dollars; c)ICD code: international classification of diseases code.