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Trend of Benefit Expenditure in National Health Insurance by Age Group, 2001–2016

Moon JY, Park EC

Korea is one of the fastest aging country in the world. The increase in health expenditure is an inevitable problem in an aging country. We examined trend of benefit expenditure...
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Current Status of National Health Promotion Fund in Korea

Kim J, Lee JE, Park EC

The National Health Promotion Fund has grown as the increase of tax on tobacco consumption, but more than half of the fund was spent on health insurance supporting. It is...
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Computed Tomography Spending and Utilization for Inpatients with Cerebral Infarction in South Korea

Choi SK, Han KT, Kim SJ, Sohn TY, Jeon B, Park EC

BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most efficient diagnostic methods for stroke patients. The number of CT scanners in South Korea, however, is higher than in other countries,...
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Operation Status and Improvement Plan of Continuing Hospitalization Judgement System in Mental Health Review Board

Park SJ, Nam YY, Hwang TY, Joe KH, Jun JY, Kim EJ, Kim CE

BACKGROUND: The recent revision of South Korea's Mental Health Law emphasizes the role of the Mental Health Review Board. For this study, we examined the current status of continuing hospitalization...
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Factors Affecting the Insured Organizations Participation in Decision Making Process in Health Insurance Policy Committee

Han JS, Kim CY

BACKGROUND: Due to the asymmetry of information and knowledge and the power of bureaucrats and medical professionals, it is not easy for citizens to participate in health care policy making....
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Determinants of Welfare Attitudes towards Healthcare Services: Focusing on Self-Interest, Symbolic Attitude, and Sociotropic Perceptions

Seo WY, Moon D, Chung H

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyze determinants of welfare attitudes toward healthcare services in South Korea, using three main theories: self-interest (positive welfare attitudes if the policy...
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A Study on the Spatial Accessibility to the Psychiatry Department in General Hospital and Its Relationship with the Visit of Mental Patients

Dong JY, Lee KS

BACKGROUND: This study was purposed to analyze the effect of spatial accessibility to the psychiatry department in general hospital on the outpatient visit of mental patients. METHODS: Data was provided from...
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An Analysis on the Determinants and Equity of the Postpartum Care Service Utilization

Sakong J, Park D

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to analyze effects of postpartum care services to women after birth, identify the factors affecting their use, and examine the extent of income-related inequality in the...
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Regional Variation in National Gastric Cancer Screening Rate in Korea

Park JH, Choi SY, Lee KS

BACKGROUND: This study purposed to analyze regional factors related to gastric cancer screening rate provided by national cancer screening program in Korea. METHODS: The unit of analysis was administrative districts of...
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Experience of Smoking Cessation Treatment Program in Korea: Results from a Qualitative Study

Pyo J, Ock M, Lee JW, Han YJ, Jo MW, Lee JA

BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to identify the reasons of quitting smoking, to determine the factors that make it difficult or helpful to maintain smoking cessation and to...
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The Relationship between E-Cigarette Experience and Smoking Cessation Behavior among Current Smokers

Lee YN, Kim B, Min IS, Hahm MI

BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) has rapidly increased. Even though e-cigarettes are actually not smoking cessation alternative supplies, some people perceive them as smoking cessation alternative supplies. The purpose of this...
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Future Direction of National Health Insurance

Park EC

It has been forty years since the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Korea. Following the 1977 legislature mandating medical insurance for employees and dependents in firms with...
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