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OECD reviews of health care systems-Korea 2003 : The July 2000 reforms

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Title OECD reviews of health care systems-Korea 2003
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The July 2000 reforms

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

OECD

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[Paris]:OECD

Date 2003
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Holding OECD

Abstract

In July 2000, two major reforms were implemented in the Korean health care system. First, the National Health Insurance was reformed from a multiple payer to a single insurer system by integrating autonomous insurance societies into the National Health Insurance Corporation (Integration Reform). Second, the functions of prescribing and dispensing of drugs were separated between doctors and pharmacists (Separation Reform). While the reforms were both completed in July 2000, preparation for both proceeded independently and with different original timetables...