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Analysis of Factors that will Ensure Effective Health Care Delivery System

효율적인 의료전달체계 확보를 위한 요인 분석

  • 이현실 (고려대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 김미선 (고려대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 오진용 (고려대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 이승윤 (고려대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 정동진 (고려대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 이태로 (고려대학교 보건행정학과)
  • Received : 2012.04.09
  • Accepted : 2012.07.18
  • Published : 2012.07.31

Abstract

In order to analyze factors that support effective health care delivery system, this study aimed to research general public's perception on the functions of medical institutions(based on the levels of treatment: primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care), choices of medical institution when contracted with an unfamiliar disease, and recognition of diseases based on their severities. We collected data using self-administered survey from 400 general public living in Seoul, S. Korea from April 25 to May 18, 2011. The analysis was conducted using frequency analysis, chi-square test, and t-test; we analyzed the data to see if there are differences based on gender, age, and level of education. The result of both recognition of functional differences of medical institutions and selection of medical institutions when contracted with unfamiliar diseases showed that there were no significant differences based on the gender; however there were significant differences when considering the age and education. Looking at the result of the knowledge of the disease classification based on its severity, there were significant differences in age, gender, and education. In order to provide sustainable and effective health care delivery system, utilization of primary care as well as education and promotion regarding the functional differences of medical institutions and classification of disease based on its severity need to be encouraged.

Keywords

Level of care;Disease classification;Patient recognition;Healthcare delivery system;Healthcare