64 Percent of People Expect Confusion Due to New Medical System

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64 Percent of People Expect Confusion Due to New Medical System

A recently completed survey revealed that most people are concerned about confusion and other problems stemming from the reform of the medical system.

A public interest group, "The Civil Movement Group for the New Medical System's Settlement," announced on June 9th that 64 percent of the 500 respondents to their questionnaire expressed worries about being confused following the change in the prescription system.

More than a third, 39.2 percent, of respondents blamed the government for their confusion, saying that public officials had not adequately educated the public about the details of the new system. Another 31.2 percent of respondents blamed doctors for not fully cooperating with the implementation of the new system.

The respondents were almost unanimous in their criticism of doctors with 92 percent saying that doctors should not be allowed to strike and that physicians only act out of self-interest.

Also, 80.3 percent of respondents believed that abuse of prescription medications was widespread and 55.6 percent of respondents think that the new policy would curtail the abuse and misuse of drugs.

by Shin Sung-sik

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