A Study on the Convergence of Spatial Equity of Medical Welfare Facilities for Older Persons and Services

노인의료복지시설과 서비스의 공간적 형평성 융합 연구

  • Lee, Seong-Jin (Department of Industry Business, Changwon University) ;
  • Youn, Ki-Hyok (Department of Social Welfare, Tongmyong University)
  • 이성진 (창원대학교 산업비즈니스과) ;
  • 윤기혁 (동명대학교 사회복지학)
  • Received : 2020.02.20
  • Accepted : 2020.03.23
  • Published : 2020.06.30


The study aims to measure and analysis the spatial equity of Medical welfare facilities for older persons and services, and, based on this, to seek the plan to secure the fairness. To this end, the research was carried out by converging the studies of geography and regional development for the equity of social welfare studies and space arrangement on types and functions of Medical welfare facilities for older persons. The main results of the study showed that, first, in case of the spatial arrangement(desire-to-service), Medical welfare facilities for older persons are located in all areas of cities(Si) and counties(Gun) but mostly existing in cities. Second, in case of the equity of regional distribution of Medical welfare facilities for older persons, it can say the equity in Gun is higher than Si, comparing the regions of Si and Gun. Third, in case of spatial equity of sanatorium for older persons, the spatial equity of care facilities for older persons showed statistical difference depending on the time required to reach the facility, but no difference on distance. This study made various suggestions based on the results of the above research, and suggested the necessity of convergence studies grafting technologies such as AI and the Internet of Things.


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