Health Policy Manag.  2018 Sep;28(3):288-293. 10.4332/KJHPA.2018.28.3.288.

Achievement and Future Tasks of Healthcare Industry Globalization Policies

  • 1Department of Management, Kyung Hee University School of Management, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Health Services Management, Kyung Hee University Graduate School, Seoul, Korea.


In 1994 Korea government began to develop the healthcare industry, since then the government has tried to create opportunities to promote the industry through various political efforts and policies. The biggest achievement was attracting foreign patients from 2009 to 2016 with a cumulative 1.56 million and total revenue of 3 trillion won. But Korea still loses the opportunity to become a global leader in the health care industry due to regulations and various ideological disputes. Accordingly, it is necessary to facilitate policy understanding and present a practical road map so that Korea's healthcare industry become a new growth engine that will lead the trend of global market in the future. It also suggests a national economic development paradigm, the health economy as health and economic value are rotated through a shift in view of health care. At this point, 20 years after the beginning of the healthcare industry development, it is necessary to evaluate the related policies and discuss effective future directions. In this sense, the purpose of this study is to examine the policies and limitations of the healthcare industry by each government division, and based on it, to propose political tasks for the future.


Healthcare industry; Health care sector; Globalization; Industrial policy

MeSH Terms

Delivery of Health Care*
Dissent and Disputes
Economic Development
Health Care Sector*
Social Control, Formal
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