The Study on Improving Medical Care Service by Analyzing the Time While the Homeless Patients Length of Stay Emergency Medical Institution

행려환자의 응급의료기관 체류시간 분석을 통한 의료서비스 개선방안에 대한 연구

  • Lee, Jin-Woo (Konyang University Graduate school Hospital Management and Administration) ;
  • Kim, Kwang-Hwan (Konyang University Hospital Management)
  • 이진우 (건양대 대학원 병원행정관리학과) ;
  • 김광환 (건양대 병원관리학과)
  • Received : 2013.09.02
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28


This study reviews the time while the homeless patients Length of Stay emergency medical institution according to their medical treatment when they visit a hospital and characteristics of pathogenesis to understand the related factors affecting the case. Such review aims at providing basic data and information on how to improve medical care services of our society. 691 homeless patients visited an emergency medical care institution in Chungnam-si for one year from January 1, 2012 until December 31, of the same year were surveyed. Methods adopted were the analysis of frequency, ANOVA, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis was conducted by making an independent variable as a dummy. This study came to a conclusion that first of all a medical care institution is required to avoid negative awareness and it should provide the homeless patients with medical care of better quality, having emergency care support system. Second, as most of the homeless patients are in their 40 or 50's, they are still in the age of high productivity of our society. Therefore, proper policy should be established and managed by the government on the program for their returning to the society as well as providing them with better medical care and support.


Emergency medical institution;Homeless patients;Medical care services;Drinking;Length of Stay