How does TCM Pediatrics find its advantage?
In general, due to various reasons, the pediatric performance of general hospitals usually shrinks. Among them, the pediatric department of the second-level general hospitals and the pediatric department of Chinese medicine hospitals are facing a reduction and complication.
In June this year, the pediatric ward of the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, which had been closed for 15 years, was “opened” again. This is one of the major breakthroughs in the “Rejuvenating Traditional Chinese Medicine Pediatrics” proposed by the Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
By the end of this year, all second-level Chinese medicine hospitals in Beijing will resume TCM pediatrics, and plans to build two to three Beijing TCM Pediatric Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Centers.
Traditionally, pediatrics are usually small departments in TCM hospitals.
Now, can Chinese medicine pediatrics develop and grow through the “Dongfeng” supported by the government?
The pain is small, the cost is small, and the effect is also good. At about 10:00 on June 23, the Pediatrics Clinic of Beijing Chinese Medicine Hospital was filled with young patients and parents waiting to be seen.
“Children have dry stools and don’t always eat well.
An old man pointed to the grandson sitting next to the reporter.
According to the elderly, this is the first time that he has brought his child to see Chinese medicine. He has been subdued in a general hospital for treatment. He has to take tests and take medicine. The child is unwilling to cooperate with the treatment. His condition has not improved significantly.
Later, he heard that there is a kind of non-drug therapy called pinching in Chinese medicine, which produces benign irritation by pinching the spine of children, which has curative effects on some digestive diseases such as anorexia, constipation, nausea and vomiting.
“At first, I tried to look at it correctly. After 6 times of treatment, 15 minutes each time, the child now eats significantly more than before.
“In the hospital’s pediatric acupuncture clinic, a young patient from Guizhou is being treated.
The child’s mother told reporters that the child is 5 years old, but often has enuresis.
I heard that the effect of treating enuresis in children is better here. I came here half a month ago.
”Traditional Chinese medicine believes that kidney deficiency is often caused by dysplasia, which should improve after two or three courses of acupuncture.
“Said the doctor who was giving the child a needle.
When asked about the cost of the treatment, the child’s mother immediately took out a payment form from the bag, which stated a course of treatment for 7 days, for a total of 309.
Jin Mei, deputy director of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, told reporters that traditional Chinese medicine has always had a good effect in treating common and frequently-occurring diseases in pediatrics.
As early as the 1950s, Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital alone had Qi Zhenhua, then known as the capital of Beijing at that time, “Children’s Week” (Zhou Muxin), “Children’s Yang” (Yang Yinong), “Children’s King” (Wang Pengfei) and Feng’s Concentration Method.From generation to generation, “pinching Feng” Feng Quanfu.
The characteristic and dominant diseases of TCM pediatrics cover many common neonatal diseases, respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, nutritional diseases, etc. in pediatric clinical.
Traditional Chinese medicine treats these diseases with the characteristics of overall regulation and relieving evil spirits. In addition to pediatric pinching, acupuncture therapy, acupoint application, traditional Chinese medicine enema, traditional Chinese medicine atomized inhalation and other special treatments, there are also effective cough, phlegm and Dingchuan pills.Spleen appetizer mixture and other in-hospital preparations of old Chinese medicine.
It is too difficult to get out of the trough by playing “Chinese medicine card”.
“In the registration hall of the Oriental Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, a middle-aged lady with a child visiting the doctor sighed.
The reporter recently interviewed in the hospital. In order to hang up the number of Pediatrics of Chinese Medicine, some parents of children who came from other places even started to line up in the middle of the night.
In recent years, when Chinese medicine pediatrics have been stopped by hospital managers, the Pediatrics of Dongfang Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine has quietly grown.
In 2009, the annual outpatient amount of TCM Pediatrics in Oriental Hospital reached 11.
30,000 person-times, ranking first in the clinical departments of Dongfang Hospital, and even among the top pediatric clinics in Beijing’s general hospitals.
Sumei Wang is the director of Pediatrics and Treatment Center of Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
She once worked in another top three Chinese medicine hospital in Beijing, and witnessed the process of the pediatrics of Chinese medicine from its former glory to its gradual demise.
“After arriving at the Oriental Hospital in 1999, I carefully considered and analyzed how TCM pediatrics should develop.
The final evidence is that the characteristics of TCM must be highlighted.
Wang Sumei said.
Wang Sumei believes that under the new incidence, the prominent feature of traditional Chinese medicine is to make breakthroughs in specialized diseases of traditional Chinese medicine through scientific research, to convince patients with actual curative effects, and to accumulate the number of traditional Chinese medicine pediatric clinics through word of mouth.
In order to obtain benefits, at least it is necessary to work hard in scientific research and seek development in specialties and diseases with advantages in traditional Chinese medicine.
“A kind of child has a cough. If he can take Chinese medicine, we will let him take Chinese medicine. If he cannot eat it, after analyzing the cause, he will improve the child’s physique by inserting, stacking, and massaging.
“It is necessary to tilt the distribution. Wang Sumei said that the development of pediatrics in traditional Chinese medicine is actually not easy. The medical staff pays much more than the general clinical department, but the department income is less than the general department.
This requires the adoption of an appropriate allocation of preferential policies.She said, “In the past few years, several pediatricians enrolled in our hospital were unable to stay. In the final analysis, it was the income problem.
Wang Sumei said that the main sources of income for hospital departments are registration, injections, tests, etc., the salaries of medical staff in the affiliated departments, maintenance costs such as daily water and electricity, and the rest of the income should be replaced with the hospital’s five or five.
Especially in pediatrics, CT, MRI and other tests are rarely done, and more routine blood and urine tests.
In this case, the economic benefits of pediatrics of Chinese medicine will naturally not be high.
She once calculated that the clinical medical staff made 8 cents for an intravenous injection, and after sharing the hospital with the department, the average IV injection income was only 4 cents.
Hospital administrators often consider pediatrics of traditional Chinese medicine as an optional marginal department because they need to consider the survival of the hospital.
In the face of these objective problems, Wang Sumei hopes that the competent government departments and hospital administrators can give Chinese medicine pediatrics a proper tilt from the income distribution system and mobilize the enthusiasm of Chinese medicine pediatrics medical staff.
She believes that in order to stabilize the team of pediatric and nursing professionals in TCM, it is necessary to strengthen the professional spirit training and education of medical personnel in a targeted manner.
At the site of a traditional Chinese medicine experience activity at the “Anti-Medical Reform Frontline” in Beijing, Tu Zhitao, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, told reporters that the bureau has already spent $ 2 billion in construction costs for each TCM pediatric clinic in the city.
In his view, pediatrics of traditional Chinese medicine should achieve sustainable development by increasing the number of outpatients through technology and services.