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Factors Affecting Medical Service Utilization of Disabled

장애인의 의료이용에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Hwang, Hong-Gu (Department of Health Service Management, Kyungwoon University) ;
  • Jung, Hyun-Sik (Department of Health Administration, Pohang University)
  • 황홍구 (경운대학교 의료경영학과) ;
  • 정현식 (포항대학교 보건행정과)
  • Received : 2016.12.05
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31

Abstract

This article examined the condition of medical service utilization and the usage degree for the disabled in Korea, and analyzed factors affecting medical service utilization. This paper offers data for improving the health of disabled Korea residents and for enhancing medical service utilization. We analyzed data for disabled residents aged 19 from the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Results found significant effects depending on gender, age, average monthly income, types of disorders, disability rating, and status of smoking. Concerning gender, men had a higher probability of lacking medical treatment compared with women, had increased probability of having a disability, and smokers had a higher probability of lacking treatment compared with nonsmokers. Therefore, for resolving medically untreated disabled Korean residents, government needs to improve the policy system and to managethe inequality of handicapped welfare work.

Keywords

Disabled;Disabled Medical;Disabled Untreated;Medical Service

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 경운대학교

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