J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2020 Jun;31(3):255-258.

Regionalization of emergency medical system and re-establishment of regional emergency medical plan

  • 1Department of Health Care Management, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan, Korea
  • 2National Emergency Medical Center, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea


A nationwide implementation has attempted to provide the right care to the right patient at the right time. For this, a regionalized system of emergency care, which aims to improve patient outcomes through the effective and efficient use of resources within a region, is important. The Korean Government has made considerable efforts to achieve the goal of regionalization of emergency medical care, current Regional Emergency Medical Plan requires careful consideration of its barriers. Therefore, this study evaluated the limitations of the existing Regional Emergency Medical Plan, and strategies for re-establishing Regional Emergency Medical Plan for the success of regionalized emergency medical system.


Regionalization; Emergency medical system; Regionalized emergency medical system; Regional emergency medical plan
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