Tuberc Respir Dis > Issue 14; 1962 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1962;14:28-32.
DOI:    Published online December 1, 1962.
The Mass X-Ray Survey of the Hospital Patients
Sin Won Shou1, Soong Woo Shin1, Chan Sae Lee2
1Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea
대학병원 외래환자 집단검진에 관하여
서신원1, 신승우1, 이찬세2
1. The author reviewed the results of a mass X-ray survey by 70mm Odelca photofluorography conducted with an assistance of Ministry of Health on the subjects of 8,733 outpatients of Pusan University Hospital for 9 months period from January 1961 to September 1961. 2. The low rate of participation on this program seemed to be due to the lack of understanding on the patient's side as well as the inadequate information given by the hospital. However, it was relatively higher among the patients of internal medicine with a rate of 44% and the patients of pediatrics with a rate of 37%. The lowest one was 4% in dental patients, 8% to 9% in E.N.T. Eye, Urology and Dermatology patients. Judging from these phenomenon the most influential factor on the rate of participation would be the feeling of necessity by the patients lives. However, the rates of the anomalous findings were well paralleled with the rates of participation and the subjective feelings of the patients seemed to be also undeniable. 3. The discovery rate of pulmonary tuberculosis was 13.4% overall and it was 2 to 6 times higher than the rates found by the mass survey of general populations, schools and others. From this fat it could be a very effective measure to include the hospital patients as one of the important subjects for mass X-ray. 4. The classifications of this pulmonary tuberculosis were 33.3% minimal, 28% of moderately advanced, 38.7% of far advanced. The sputum examinations have done only by direct or concentration smear method except few cases of culture, from 400 patients among 1,900 patients with a pathologic chest X-ray, revealed the positive results of 28.8% for Acid Fast Bacilli and 2.7% for Paragonimus ova. 5. The majority age group of the participations and the patients revealed pulmonary tuberculosis was between 20 and 30 years old. However, the relative rates of discovery of the tuberculosis showed a gradual increase toward the older age groups. The sex ratio was about 2 times higher in the male than the female.

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