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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1990 Jul;19(7):1024-1032. Korean. Original Article.
Ok KH , Lee KC .
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

The information obtained from epidemiology of brain tumor provide the key to the natural history of brain tumors and could be used for many different things, among others, the planning of hospitals and hospital care facilities and working out the medical requirements for each region. To cope with changing needs in this field due to the application of medical insurance to all Korean citizens from July 1. 1989, the brain tumor registries of various countries were reviewed and suggestions were made about Korean Brain Tumor Registry that should be prepared in the near future.

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