Worker’s demands and Group Health Service Agencys Intention for Worksite Medical Care
대한산업의학회지, Vol.13(1) : 87~95, 2001
Objectives: This study was performed to survey worker’s demands for worksite medical care and agency’s intention for offering worksite medical care in Group Health Service Agency. Methods: One study subjects were employers, workers and office personnels in 167 factories. They were asked for medical care utilization behavior and worksite medical care demand. 121 employers (72.5%), 145 office personnels (86.8%) and 816 workers (60.5%) answered the questionnaire. The other subjects were doctors, nurses and administrators in 66 Group Health Service Agencies nationwide. They were asked for intention of offering worksite medical care in Group Health Service Agency through the mail survey. 31 doctors (47.0%), 38 nurses (57.6%) and 34 administrators answered the questionnaire. Results: 87 percentage of doctors and 94 percentage of nurses had experiences of being requested to prescribe and laboratory examination. All nurses, 94 percentage of administrators and 76 percentage of doctors thought that it was necessary to give medical treatment at worksite. Also in worksite 85 percentage of employers, 86 percentage of office personnels and 81 percentage of workers answered that they accepted the worksite medical care when it would be given. Conclusions: Worksite medical care should be permitted because almost of all workers and employers requested worksite medical care, and doctors and nurses in Group Health Service Agency were willing to give worksite medical care and there was necessity to prevent occupational cerebrovascular disease.