J Korean Soc Matern Child Health.  2019 Jan;23(1):7-12. 10.21896/jksmch.2019.23.1.7.

Renovation of Maternal-child Healthcare Centers and the National Maternal-child Medical Center Based on the Mother and Child Act

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. rapidhwang@kangwon.ac.kr

Abstract

The Mother and Child Act is the most important law set up to maintain and improve maternal-child healthcare. This act was established in 1973 and was revised to improve maternal-child healthcare. This act includes the establishment and management of a maternal-child healthcare center in the district, a maternal-child regional healthcare center in the province, and a national maternal-child medical center. In the baby boom era, maternal-child healthcare centers provided maternity care and delivery services as well as emergency obstetrical management, but those centers stopped providing maternity care in the low birth-rate era. The last revised act included the establishment of a national maternal-child medical center to care for the increase in the number of high-risk pregnancies. This review briefly evaluates the goals and roles of a maternal-child healthcare center and a national maternal-child medical center according to the Mother and Child Act, and integrates high risk pregnancies with a neonatal care center to renovate the maternity healthcare system.

Keyword

safety childbirth; maternal child health care center; mother and child act

MeSH Terms

Child*
Delivery of Health Care*
Emergencies
Humans
Jurisprudence
Mothers*
Population Growth
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, High-Risk
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