Rehabilitation circumstances in Thailand

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What kind of country is Thailand?

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What kind of imagination do you imagine asking "Thai"? Infrastructure (social production base) is not in place and it is a country with a low maintenance rate of roads, communications, electricity, water supply etc?

Also, since the news of Coo Data was reported in Japan last year, is not it a country where political turmoil continues?

I think that some people have such an impression. But I think that those who visited the capital Bangkok within a few years will know, Ultra city. And security is not too bad.

In other words, I can live a life unchanged from Japan. But a bit further away from Bangkok, you may see "Thai" you guessed.

Rehabilitation gap felt in Thailand

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Comparing the number of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and language hearing experts in Thailand with the Japanese therapist in terms of population ratio, the physical therapist is about 7 times, the occupational therapist is about 40 times, the language hearing person is about 47 You can see that it is twice less.


Since 2002, Thailand has promoted medical tourism (medical tourism) with Asia's "medical hub concept" as a national policy.


Medical tourism means that you are going abroad seeking surgery that can not be accepted in your country and higher medical services, so far the medical industry has expanded steadily.


Meanwhile, I feel that the medical gap between the wealthy and the poor, between the downtown and the rural areas is getting bigger.


As private hospitals related to medical tourism are increasing in urban areas, medical professionals such as doctors, nurses and physical therapists tend to select private hospitals with better treatment.


For that reason, 30 baht healthcare system covered by about 75% of the population (diagnosis, treatment, delivery of disease at a national public hospital registered at the health center with a fee of about 90 yen once.


Public hospitals that can be used for hospitalized patients' meals and drinking rooms and services such as dental treatment and medicine) are often discharged without being adequately rehabilitated, as there are few physical therapists .


There is no physiotherapist at the nationally disabled person's home where I work (Photo right).


However, there are many therapists in private hospitals related to medical tourism with many wealthy people, and in many cases we see patients with PT Assistant.


There are many hospitals that introduce robotic devices (photo left).


Thus, there is a big difference in rehabilitation that can be received in Thailand now.


Furthermore, as in Japan, there is no idea of ​​recovery period rehabilitation, so even if a stroke develops, the hospitalization period is around one week, after that it is mostly returned to home.


Next time I will tell you about the current situation of prosthetists in Thailand.






2007年:藤田保健衛生大学リハビリテーション専門学校 理学療法科 卒業
2010年:日本福祉大学通信教育部 福祉経営学部 卒業
2012年:藤田保健衛生大学大学院 保健学研究科 卒業
2007年:医療法人松徳会花の丘病院 リハビリテーション科 理学療法士
2013年:Phrapradaeng Home for Disabled People 理学療法士(青年海外協力隊 タイ)
2011年:藤田リハビリテーション関連施設臨床研究会 優秀発表賞
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Anatomy&Physiotherapy(Facebook)A translator on Tuesday in japanese page
SIGNALリハビリ勉強会 運営スタッフ(国際部担当)
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