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High-Tech Surgery Introduction
superiority of specialized disease cure in Korea
Cancer Treatment Brochures
Cancer Treatment PRBooklet
Organ Transplantation Brochures
Organ Transplantation PRBooklet
Heart Disease Brochures
Heart Disease PRBooklet

Cancer

  • The 5-year survival rate of cancer patients in Korea is the highest compared to the rate in other advanced countries such as USA, Canada, and Japan.
  • Korean medical institutions possess medical techniques equivalent to those of other advanced countries in the fields of stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and uterus cancer.
  • Especially in the case of breast cancer, bronchial cancer and lung cancer. Korean medical staffs have the most clinical trial experience among the medically advanced nations.
  • Medical treatment includes various services such as fast cure and surgery after the discovery of cancer and customized health programs for the patients.
  • 1Continuous increase of foreign patients

    - 3,662 patients in 2013, resulting in a 50.8% increase compared to the previous year and a 62.7% average annual increase rate

  • 21st in survival rate of cancer patients among 4 countries (Korea, USA, Canada, Japan)
  • 3High level of medical technology compared to other advanced countries
  • 4Low medical expense compared to other advanced countries.

Cardiac disorder

  • The death rate for all cardiac related surgery is only 0.6%
  • The details of the death rate are as follows : inherent heart disease 1.6%, acquired valve disease 3.1%, coronary artery disease 0.2%, arrhythmia 0.0%
  • The death rate of ischaemic heart diseases in Korea is the 2nd lowest closely following Japan among the OECD countries.
  • 1High level of medical technology compared to other advanced countries
  • 2Low medical expense compared to other advanced countries.

Organ transplant

  • The success rate of liver transplant is at 92% which is considerably high compared to the rate of USA which is 85%.
  • The 5-year survival rate of the transplant patients is 87.07% which is considerably high compared to the rates of the advanced countries.
  • The number of transplants is 3,879 in total for 2014 which is comprised of 1,783 counts of surgery for kidney transplant. 1,259 counts for liver transplant and 55 counts for pancreas transplant.
  • The total number of transplants is not very large but the facilities are sanitary and follow-up treatments are convenient compared to the leading nations such as China and India.
  • 1High level of medical technology compared to advanced countries
  • 2Low operation costs in comparison with advanced countries

Cerebropathy

  • Korea is ranked the 2nd lowest at death rate of cerebral infarction among the OECD nations, closely following Japan.
  • The medical treatment level regarding brain diseases in Korea is almost equivalent to the level of advanced countries.
  • 1Continuous increase of foreign patients

    - 10,307 patients in 2014 resulting in 30.5% of increase rate compared to previous year and 43.8% in average annual increasing rate

  • 2High level of medical technology compared to advanced countries
  • 3Low operation costs in comparison with advanced countries

 



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