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WTO 도하개발아젠다에 따른 보건의료서비스부문의 협상쟁점 및 경쟁력 강화방안 연구(A study on WTO/DDA negotiations in health services: Issues and policy directions for enhancing competitiveness)

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  • WTO 도하개발아젠다에 따른 보건의료서비스부문의 협상쟁점 및 경쟁력 강화방안 연구(A study on WTO/DDA negotiations in health services: Issues and policy directions for enhancing competitiveness)
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Title WTO 도하개발아젠다에 따른 보건의료서비스부문의 협상쟁점 및 경쟁력 강화방안 연구(A study on WTO/DDA negotiations in health services: Issues and policy directions for enhancing competitiveness)
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정영호

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서울:한국보건사회연구원

Date 2003-12
Series Title; No 연구 / 2003-05
Pages 312
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language Korean
File Type Link
Subject Economy < Trade
Social Development < Health
Holding 한국보건사회연구원

Abstract

DDA (Doha Development Agenda) under the General Agreement on Trade (GATS) came into effect in 2001, and then it has made necessary the establishment of effective regulatory framework and capacity of health care sector. The main aim of this study is to recommend policy directions for WTO DDA negotiations and for enhancing the competitiveness of domestic health service. For this purpose, this study provides a review of worldwide experiences with trade in health services, and discusses current status and prospects for WTO DDA service negotiations in the health care sector. Also, this study analyzes the economic impacts of some of important issues including the implications and effects the opening of health service market has on public health policy, with a special emphasis on three themes: equity, quality, and efficiency. In addition, the competitiveness of Korea's health system is assessed in comparison with developed countries. Based on SWOT analysis of domestic health service sector, we draw a broad range of policy recommendations and strategies with which to enhance domestic competitiveness. This study is expected to provide useful information on sound policy-making in the health service sector and on how to increase gains from trade while minimizing potential adverse consequences.