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Healthcare improvement activities of public health centers in rural areas

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Ministry of Health and Welfare (MW), Republic of Korea Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) 	 ong Ae Shin, Researcher, Korea Foundation for International Y Healthcare (KOFIH)
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Yun Hyeong Park, Professor, Soonchunhyang University Medical College
Research Management
Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and 	 Management
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Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000241-01 ISBN 978-89-93695-84-7 94320 ISBN 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40] Copyright © 2012 by Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000241-01
Knowledge Sharing Program
2011 Modularization of Korea’s Development Experience
Healthcare Improvement Activities of Public Health Centers in Rural Areas
Preface
The study of Korea’s economic and social transformation offers a unique opportunity to better understand the factors that drive development. Within one generation, Korea had transformed itself from a poor agrarian society to a modern industrial nation, a feat never seen before. What makes Korea’s experience so unique is that its rapid economic development was relatively broad-based, meaning that the fruits of Korea’s rapid growth were shared by many. The challenge of course is unlocking the secrets behind Korea’s rapid and broad-based development, which can offer invaluable insights and lessons and knowledge that can be sh


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Title Healthcare improvement activities of public health centers in rural areas
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Project Category Development Cases
Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Shin, Yong Ae

Publisher

Seoul:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2012
Project Development Cases
Series Title; No Knowledge Sharing Program: KSP Modularization
ISBN 978-89-93695-84-7; 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40]
Pages 192
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Health
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Supervisor KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Organizer Ministry of Health and Welfare; Korea Foundation for International Healthcare
Sponsor Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Project Term 2011-01-01 ~ 2011-12-31

Abstract

Korea’s preventive healthcare projects have been active since the establishment of its first public health center in 1946. Successful outcomes of family planning, leprosy control and TB control projects in a relatively short period of time were attributable to the proactive activities of healthcare workers in public health centers. Health centers in rural areas, where infrastructure is vulnerable, operated Sub health-centers and primary health care posts that do not exist in urban health centers. They focused on preventive services and primary care for rural populations who had less access to healthcare services, geographically and economically, than urban residents.
With its culture of oriental medicine which regards healthcare as individual responsibility and insufficient government finances, Korea has long developed private medical institutions mainly in large cities; medical facilities in rural areas were very vulnerable, and this has not changed much up to date. Recruitment in public health institutions was difficult, as is the case now.(The rest omitted)