An analysis of patients referred to the advanced general hospital pain clinic center: multicenter study in province of Jeollabuk-do, Korea

3차 병원 통증 클리닉에 의뢰되어 오는 환자들의 특성 분석: 전라북도 지역의 다기관 연구

  • Kim, Yeon-dong (Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Lee, Cheolhyeong (Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Wonkwang University Hospital)
  • 김연동 (원광대학교 의과대학) ;
  • 이철형 (원광대학교 의과대학 병원 마취통증의학과)
  • Received : 2020.12.24
  • Accepted : 2021.02.20
  • Published : 2021.02.28


The number of patients referred to pain clinic is increasing. The purpose of this study was to describe and understand characteristic of patients referred to the tertiary pain clinic. This study was conducted on 587 patients who had been referred to pain clinics at three university hospitals in the Jeollabuk-do region from January 2011 to December 2015. The data was retrospectively collected on a record sheet prepared in the clinic. we analyzed these patients according to their age, sex, chief complaint, pain location, coexisting disease, referring department, referral causes. There were various medical problems addressed by a pain clinic consultation. It is reasonable to develop standardized guidelines for pain management. To do so, it is necessary to identify the characteristics of the patients. A study with more patients in another area will be helpful in characterizing the patients referred to the pain clinic in Korea.

통증클리닉에 의뢰되어 오는 환자들의 수는 증가하는 추세에 있다. 본 연구는 3차 병원의 통증클리닉에 의뢰되어 오는 환자들을 분석하여 그 특성을 파악하고자 시행되었다. 2011년 1월부터 2015년 12월까지 전라북도 지역의 3개 대학병원 통증클리닉에 의뢰되어 온 환자 587명을 대상으로 연구를 수행하였다. 데이터는 외래 진료 기록지를 참고하여 후향적으로 수집되었다. 이들 환자를 연령, 성별, 주된 증상, 통증 위치, 동반 질환, 의뢰 부서, 의뢰 원인에 따라 분석하였다. 통증 클리닉에서는 많은 의학적 문제에 봉착하게 된다. 따라서 통증클리닉에서 표준화된 진료지침이 필요하며, 이를 위해서는 환자들의 특성을 파악할 필요가 있다. 더 많은 환자를 대상으로 한 전국단위의 연구가 이루어진다면, 환자들의 특성을 더욱 정확히 파악할 수 있을 것으로 생각된다.



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