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Policy Alternatives on Developing A Home Health Care System for Long-term Health Care Insurance System in Korea (노인요양보장제도와 재가 간호사업 현황 및 과제)

  • Ryu Ho Shin
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.148-160
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    • 2005
  • Presented here are policy alternatives for understanding home health care for the long-term health care insurance system which is being developed for elderly people starting 2007. The summary of issues concerning home health nursing care under the long-term care insurance system include; 1) absence of comprehensive and systematic policy in home health care deliverly systems; 2) absence of community based home health agencies that are considered as the community residents in general. In order to overcome these problems and Issues, policy alternatives of home health care should 1) establish a comprehensive home health care policy for homebound persons; 2) establish the foundations for home health care nurses and community based home health care systems; 3) establish home health care facilities and infrastructure; and 4) promote research and development concerning home health care. Conclusively, a home health care system should be built on a comprehensive policy vision based on health policy, especially long-term care insurance system in the near future. Every homebound residents service has to be constructed systematically under suitable facilities considering the consumer characteristics and health conditions. By doing this, the consumer based comprehensive community home health care delivery system can be constructed in view of the long-term health care insurance system for elderly people.

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Home Health Care in Korea - Home Health Care Nursing, Visiting Health Care Nursing, Visiting Health Care - (한국의 가정건강관리(Home Health Care) - 가정간호, 방문간호, 방문건강관리 -)

  • Ryu, Ho-Sihn
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.98-105
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    • 2007
  • Home health care system in Korea has been classified into three types of home care programs based on different laws and regulations; for example, home health care nursing(HHCN) is based on medical laws, visiting health care nursing (VHCN) is based on long-term health care insurance, and visiting health care(VHC) is based on the regional health care act. HHCN in Korea has taken on an important role under the mandate of the national health care system since 2000. VHCN will commence its role under the long term health care insurance system in 2008. The strengthening of VHC commanded health promotion and prevention for vulnerable families in the community in 2007. This is an important turning point for increasing quality management for home health care program; it suggests certain possibilities for building a foundation for further changes in the service delivery structure. Accordingly, the home health care policy makers in Korea have a major function and role that consists of developing an agenda and alternatives for policy making in a systematic manner and clearly presenting implementation strategies for elderly health care system.

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Reform of the Primary Health Care Delivery System in Rural Areas (농어촌보건기관 일차보건의료 서비스 전달체계 개편안 논의의 문제와 대안)

  • Na, Baeg-Ju
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Rural Health Nursing
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.5-10
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: This study was done to identify strategies for the reform of the primary health care delivery system in rural areas. Methods: Official documents on changes in the rural health care environment were reviewed along with previous articles on reform of the health care delivery system in rural areas. Results: The primary health care system in rural areas of South Korea has not been well developed by the government. The government has mainly invested in hardware like facilities and equipment but, not in software like the delivery system or personnel. Nowadays every country is confronted with an aging society, which means an increase in the prevalence of chronic disease. Thus they have again become interested in primary health care delivery system. Further, characteristics of the primary health care system have changed to be more comprehensive and to focus on chronic disease. The primary health care system in rural areas should have basic health care functions and a visiting medical officer(doctor) connected with basic health care. Conclusions: The primary health care delivery system is the best strategy when adjusted to the characteristic of the chronic diseases that are prevalent today. Cooperation of the central government and local government is important if these changes are to be realized.

Agenda and Alternatives of Home Health Care Nursing Policy based on Health Care Law and Regulations (가정간호사업을 위한 의료법 제정의 의미와 과제)

  • Ryu, Ho-Sihn
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.15-25
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    • 2000
  • This article was trying to suggest an agenda and alternatives of home health care policy for the future home care growth and development and examine the significance of new health care law and regulations. In addition. It was to analyze and drive the home care system problems. of which was made an announcement on the 11th of April. that home health care project must be centered from the nationwide general hospital. As we have learned from the developed countries, the home health care have been closely related health care policy among the field of nursing area. Therefore. we need to understand our national health care policy and need to predict the future direction and goal of our home health care policy in order to enhance the growth and activation of health care system. Additionally. we also need to have a vision and ability to develop under our own health care policy with systematic and rational home care business escaping from past perspective and standpoint. We must create a master plan of home care system to fulfill one part of system of the function and an important role in order to pursue an advanced health care plan under our system. For instance. in the 21th century as we establish a master plan for the growth of our country home care plan with improving plan systematically and also we need to produce many highly qualified researching and good personal who can develop and maintain the system efficiently. Specially. based on the unique characteristics of our health care system and the direction of development of plan, we need to find and correct the problems which we have faced the present time, so that we can provide and reach the goal of advanced health care system which our government want to pursue. Finally. we have to strive our best effort to make our home health care system can be positioned and stand the right direction to have the benefit for every individual citizen in our country.

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In Search of Integrated Health Care System Tailored to Korea (한국형 통합의료체계 모형 탐색)

  • Shin, Young Seok;Yoon, Jangho
    • Health Policy and Management
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    • v.24 no.4
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    • pp.304-311
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    • 2014
  • This manuscript treats a new paradigm for the Korean health care system. We give an account of innovative health care delivery and payment models widely discussed in the contemporary US accountable care organization and coordinated care organization. In doing so, we explore a new health care model amenable to foreseeable changes to the health care system. We propose creating an integrated health care system in which the network of health care providers delivers coordinated and comprehensive care for enrolled patients residing within the geographic boundaries served by the provider network; providers may participate voluntarily in one or more networks and assume shared responsibility for patient care and cost; provider networks compete with each other based on cost and quality; and consumers are allowed to choose a network. We expect that the new paradigm will create a financially-sustainable system that assures quality of care and improves patient experience, minimizing the existing system-wide inefficiency through cross-network competition and within-network care coordination.

Agenda and Alternatives for Home Health Care Policy in Low Fertility and High Aged Society of Korea (저 출산 고령 사회에 대비한 재가 간호사업 정책 과제와 대안)

  • Ryu, Ho-Sihn
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.11-17
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    • 2007
  • The purpose of this study was to describe the policy agenda and alternatives for the home health care system in Korea. The home health care system development was not fully integrated while the medical laws were established in 2000, community health law in 1995, and elderly long-term health insurance law in 2007. Because of the increasing population of people over the age of 65 and dramatically decreasing fertility rate, the burden of various health-care expenses has become a great obstacle for the Korean government. Under these circumstances, the home of home health care system in has taken on an important role under the mandate of the national health care system. The types of home health care system in Korean shows a greater contrast from those utilized in other more industrialized countries, such as, U.S. or Japan. In conclusion, the strategy in overcoming the obstacles to enhance home health care system under the national health system would be developing it as a comprehensive and exchangeable consumer-focused organization.

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Medical Texts as the Health Care System in the Joseon Dynasty :An Anthropological View on the Meaning of Medical-Text Publication (의료체계로서의 조선 의서: 인류학적 시선으로 읽는 의서 발간의 의미)

  • Kim, Taewoo
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.1-10
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    • 2015
  • This study examines the meaning of medical-text publication in the Joseon Dynasty by applying anthropological notions of "health care system" and "popular health care sector" to the social and political contexts of the pre-modern state. The present study focuses on the social network of senders and receivers in which medical knowledge is communicated and shared. Exploring the multi-layered structure of the network among the state, the author-practitioners, and populace, this study argues that the network of knowledge sharing system by publication of medical texts itself is a core structure in the health care system of the Joseon Dynasty. This pre-modern health care system aimed to vitalize and reinforce the "popular health care sector" by sharing medical knowledge with populace through the book-publication system. Foucault's notion of "biopolitics" provides a comparative window between the modern health care system and the health care system of the Joseon period, articulating the particularity of the pre-modern health care system.

Health Care System and the Health Status in Lao Cai, Vietnam (베트남 라오까이성의 보건의료체계와 건강수준)

  • Yoon, Tae-Hyung
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.6 no.3
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    • pp.95-106
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    • 2012
  • This study was described and analyzed health care system in Lao Cai, Vietnam. We analyze organization and delivery of health care system, health care resources, heath care facilities, heath care finances, and health index in Lao Cai, Vietnam. Lao Cai Province is a mountainous region located on the Chinese border in North-West Vietnam, with numerous ethnic minority groups. Health care organization and delivery system in Lao Cai Province is well formed Province-District-Commune level with Vietnam Government's Socialism. However, health care personnels are concentrated in the major city and is lacking in commune level. Lao Cai province has only two general hospital and is lacking number of beds. Lao Cai province's health care sector is insufficient financial support because the primary goal of the Vietnam government is economic development. Ethnic minority groups in Lao Cai have a dual burden of disease and health. To solve this problem, it is dispatched health care personnel to the commune level taking advantage of the well health care organization and delivery system in Lao Cai. It is also necessary to modernize hospital and improve number of bed. In conclusion, it will be improved the quality of life of residents and be able to achieve fairness among district through the enhancement of the health care system in Lao Cai province.

Health Care System Recognition and Influential Factors of Health Care Experiences (의료서비스경험자의 보건의료제도 인식도와 영향 요인)

  • Seo, Young-Woo;Park, Cho-Yeal;Park, Young-Hee
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.12 no.4
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    • pp.59-72
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    • 2018
  • Objectives : This study was performed to investigate health care system recognition and influential factors using the data from the "2017 Health Care Experience Survey". Methods : Data on 7,000 participants in the Health Care Experience Survey were drawn and statistically examined using a t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. Results : First, the significant factors of health care service satisfaction were education, income, region, chronic diseases, unmet medical needs, satisfaction with doctors and institutions, and the health care system's reliability and importance. Second, the influential factors of willingness to pay additional health insurance premium were age, occupation, income, health status, chronic diseases, unmet medical needs, satisfaction with health care institutions, limit to utilization of medical services, necessity of health care reform, and the health care system's reliability, satisfaction, importance. Conclusions : Since the additional burden for improving the health care has been negative to the socially disadvantaged, there should be efforts to provide stable health care funding for financial stability of the health insurances by considering public opinions and reaching social consensus.

The review of Health Care System (보건의료체계에 대한 소고)

  • 정영일;강성홍
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.89-102
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    • 1992
  • This study is aimed both to define a conception of Health Care Systems and to suggest Desirable Reorganization Directions in Korea. The Desirable Reorganization Directions of Health Care System in Korea is as follows ; 1. The Health Care System of Free Market System has to reorganize step by step for the Directions of National Health System. 2. The Health Care System has to reorganize with local socite as the center of local community. Especially, Health Sub-Center should be reorganized to provide Compresensive Health Care, so that the Sub-Center consist at least 15 members of health workers including a chief of governmental office. 3. The Health Care System has to reorganize for the Directions responding problems of the Elder, New Medical Technology Development, and Health Information System.

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