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Survey on the Relationship between the Number of Medical Technologists and the Medical Test Count
Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2019;51:93-104  
Published on March 31, 2019
Copyright © 2019 Korean Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Junghyun Kim1, Dae-Eun Kim1, Joong-Soo Yoon2, Jeong Soo Lee3, Tae-Wha Park4

1Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Kyungbok University, Porcheon, Korea 2Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Kyungdong University, Wonju, Korea 3Hyun Jinhae Internal Medicine Clinic, Seoul, Korea 4Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Joong-Soo
Yoon Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Kyungdong University, 815 Gyeonhwon-ro, Wonju 26495, Korea, Tel: 82-33-738-1371, Fax: 82-33-738-1279, E-mail: yjs101025@kduniv.ac.kr, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1717-4720
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
This study examined the relationship between the number of medical technologists and the medical test count. Data was obtained from 441 medical technologists in a hospital through a self-reported questionnaire. The Pearson correlation test, student’s t-test, ANOVA or descriptive statistics were performed for data analysis. The distribution of medical technologist according to the size of hospitals was small 5.8, medium 14.9, large 25.8, and super 45.4. The analysis demonstrated a relationship between the number of medical technologists and the number of medical tests in the field, number of clinical tests per MT, and number of optimal medical test per MT according to the hospital size (P <0.001). The average time for quality control by the department at a higher hospital was less than two hours. In terms of the satisfaction of salary, work environment, test accomplishment, and welfare service, the dissatisfaction of medical technologists in small and medium hospitals was higher than those in large and super hospitals. Overall, a focus on intensifying systemic supplementation and improving the condition of medical technologists is needed to provide reliable data for medical examinations in medical areas
Keywords : Biomedical laboratory science, Medical technologist, Medical test, Work force

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  • Korean Association Medical Technologist