Our study aimed at investigating the awareness of social position of physician in Korea to find solution of increasing health policy issue. Also we intended to development of medical professionalism, which are acknowledged by government and society.
We studied 2,290 persons, which are selected by systematic sampling at total 58,233 KMA members. 100 persons excluded because of missing address. We surveyed total 2,190 by postal questionnaire.
Comparing the distribution of respondent with target population, we resend our questionnaire to twenties. Contents of questionnaire are socioeconomic status of doctor, social policy, professional ideology, current issue of health policy, relation of doctor and society, recognition about health policy. Also we ask age, type of job, speciality, sex.
At first sending, total 194 persons reply. And additionally 17 person respond. So we finally analysis total 211 respondents.
By the age group, socal status(p=0.003), subjective recognition of social class(p=0.002), change of social status(p=0.002) are statistically different. Also expression of opinion(p=0.004), unification of western and oriental medicine(p=0.012), medical fee(p=0.005) and establishment of medical error mediation are statistically significant difference by the age group. By the type of job, satisfaction about income(p=0.002), subjective recognition of class(p=0.026), change of social statue(p=0.001) are different. Reducing number of medical student(p=0.002), opening the medical market(p=0.028), strengthening public health(p=0.005), relation of doctor and society(p=0.044), attitude to the medical technology(p=0.001) are different by the type of job. By the speciality, change of social status(p=0.022), change of income(p=0.001) and medical autonomy(p=0.017) are different. By the sex, subjective recognition ofc class(p=0.005). medical autonomy(p=0.000), expression of opinion(p=0.029), reducing number of medical students(p=0.036) and relation of doctor and society(