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Modernization of public district general hospitals

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Frame of Image ent Institute (KHIDI) Jong Hee Oh, Researcher, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)
Advisory
Yun Hyeong Park, Professor of Soonchunhyang University Medical College
Research Management
Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management
Supported by
Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000180-01 ISBN 978-89-93695-33-5 94320 ISBN 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40] Copyright © 2012 by Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000180-01
Knowledge Sharing Program
2011 Modularization of Korea’s Development Experience
Modernization of Public District General Hospitals
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 shared with the rest of the international community. Recognizing this, the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) and


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Title Modernization of public district general hospitals
Similar Titles
Project Category Development Cases
Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Oh, Jong Hee

Publisher

Seoul:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2012
Project Development Cases
Series Title; No Knowledge Sharing Program: KSP Modularization
ISBN 978-89-93695-33-5; 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40]
Pages 128
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 Health Industry Development Institute
Sponsor Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Project Term 2011-01-01 ~ 2011-12-31

Abstract

After the destruction of many public hospitals, such as Municipal and Provincial Hospitals during the Korean War, the Korean government worked hard to rebuild them; as a result, Municipal and Provincial Hospitals numbered 43 (4,830 sickbeds) by 1979. Note, however, that the hospitals that had played a significant role in the national health system saw their roles shrink, compared to the rapidly growing private hospitals beginning in the 1970s; they played a mere supporting role to private hospitals, and came to be regarded as low-quality hospitals for the low-income brackets. To make matters worse, operational efficiency in the hospitals were fairly low, since the features of the hospitals were not considered important. This prompted the Korean government to go through two rounds of policy promotion to nurture them into public district general hospitals. The first policy promotion was the public health system improvement program, which embraced Municipal and Provincial Hospitals for about eight years, beginning in 1981;(The rest omitted)