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Table 2 Number of outpatient cases and cost of outpatient medical services for the top 20 diseases treated with Traditional Korean Medicine a)

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

Disease Name (ICD codec)) Western medicine use Traditional Korean medicine use 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)
Migraines and other headache syndromes (G43–G44) 939 80.3% (1.16) 18.8 79.8% 229 19.6% (1.16) 4.8 20.2% 1 0.1% (0.09) 0.01 0.0% 1,169 23.6
Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders (G50–G59) 181 30.3% (1.88) 2.5 29.7% 410 68.7% (1.90) 5.9 70.1% 6 1.0% (0.41) 0.02 0.2% 597 8.5
Intracranial hemorrhage (I60–I62) 543 38.9% (1.30) 5.9 57.0% 828 59.3% (1.31) 4.0 38.6% 26 1.9% (0.36) 0.45 4.4% 1,397 10.3
Cerebral infarction (I63) 682 82.0% (1.30) 8.6 72.3% 147 17.7% (1.32) 3.3 27.6% 3 0.4% (0.21) 0.01 0.1% 832 11.8
Other diseases of the circulatory system (I85–I99) 596 50.3% (1.45) 5.0 36.0% 581 49.0% (1.45) 8.9 64.0% 8 0.7% (0.24) 0.01 0.1% 1,185 13.9
Other acute upper respiratory infections (J00–J01, J05–J06) 48,393 99.3% (0.04) 150.8 94.9% 300 0.6% (0.04) 7.3 4.6% 39 0.1% (0.01) 0.75 0.5% 48,732 158.8
Other diseases of the nose and nasal sinuses (J30–J31, J33–J34) 4,335 94.1% (0.35) 20.1 66.2% 267 5.8% (0.34) 10.2 33.5% 5 0.1% (0.05) 0.07 0.2% 4,607 30.3
Gastritis and duodenitis (K29) 3,603 96.5% (0.30) 31.3 92.0% 118 3.2% (0.29) 2.7 7.9% 11 0.3% (0.09) 0.04 0.1% 3,732 34.0
Other diseases of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (K20–K23, K28, K30–K31) 1,813 91.7% (0.62) 19.4 75.9% 158 8.0% (0.61) 5.6 22.0% 6 0.3% (0.12) 0.55 2.1% 1,977 25.6
Other diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissues (L10–L99) 7,207 95.9% (0.23) 68.5 82.1% 302 4.0% (0.23) 14.9 17.9% 6 0.1% (0.03) 0.03 0.0% 7,515 83.4
Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05–M14) 1,317 88.2% (0.83) 9.2 84.1% 175 11.7% (0.83) 1.7 15.9% 1 0.1% (0.07) 0.01 0.1% 1,493 10.9
Arthrosis (M15–M19) 11,227 84.0% (0.32) 59.6 77.8% 2,062 15.4% (0.31) 16.8 21.9% 76 0.6% (0.07) 0.23 0.3% 13,365 76.6
Other disorders of the joints (M00–M03, M22–M25) 830 74.2% (1.31) 7.5 70.9% 288 25.7% (1.31) 3.1 29.0% 1 0.1% (0.09) 0.00 0.0% 1,119 10.5
Cervical and other intervertebral disc disorders (M50–M51) 4,359 77.5% (0.56) 60.7 68.1% 1,254 22.3% (0.56) 28.4 31.8% 8 0.1% (0.05) 0.15 0.2% 5,621 89.3
Other dorsopathies (M40–M49, M53–M54) 9,514 74.2% (0.39) 64.3 66.4% 3,183 24.8% (0.38) 32.1 33.2% 127 1.0% (0.09) 0.36 0.4% 12,824 96.8
Soft tissue disorders (M60–M79) 7,664 66.7% (0.44) 52.1 61.6% 3,798 33.1% (0.44) 32.4 38.3% 23 0.2% (0.04) 0.12 0.1% 11,485 84.7
Dislocations, sprains and strains of specified and multiple body regions (S03, S13, S23, S33, S43, S53, S63, S73, S83, S93, T03) 3,328 72.3% (0.66) 29.4 73.1% 1,271 27.6% (0.66) 10.4 25.8% 6 0.1% (0.05) 0.46 1.2% 4,605 40.2
Other injuries of specified, unspecified and multiple body regions (S00–S01, S04, S09–S11, S14–S16, S19–S21, S24–S25, S29–S31, S34–S35, S39–S41, S44–S46, S49–S51, S54–S56, S59–S61, S64–S66, S69–S71, S74–S76,S79–S81, S84–S86, S89–S91, S94–S96,S99, T00–T01, T06–T07, T09, T11, T13–T14) 2,526 90.1% (0.56) 23.4 67.8% 135 4.8% (0.40) 1.3 3.9% 143 5.1% (0.42) 9.77 28.3% 2,804 34.5
Sequelae of injuries, poisoning and other consequences of external causes (T90–T98) 1,810 85.1% (0.77) 13.1 89.1% 310 14.6% (0.76) 1.4 9.7% 8 0.4% (0.13) 0.16 1.1% 2,128 14.7
the use for the invigorant 7 1.3% (0.47) 0.1 0.1% 547 98.6% (0.51) 96.7 99.7% 1 0.2% (0.18) 0.18 0.2% 555 97.0
  1. a)Values from the 2008 Korean Health Panel; b)Units: thousand US dollars; c)ICD code: international classification of diseases code.