Since the middle of the 1980s, health care reform has been one of the top policy initiatives among most Western industrialized states. Korea also has considered to build policy directions for health care reform to promote health care outcomes: efficiency, equity, and quality of care. Around the circumstances of health care such as ageing populations, globalization, advancements in high-technology, growth of incomes, and emerging of new paradigms on health care, it has made necessary to change to new health care visions and institutions. The purpose of this study is to recommend the visions and policy directions for the reforms of health care systems based on the analysis of the characteristics of health care markets.
For this purpose, this study discusses the characteristics of health care markets and provides empirical evidences applied to the Korean hospitals. It is analyzed that the impacts of supplier behavior on competition, ownership, and characteristics of suppliers and the effects of market orientation. Also, we analyse the experts opinions, and provides some implications for reforms of health care systems to examine opinions and the extent of experts consensus about health care issues. This study is expected to provide useful information on policy directions in the health care sector and on how to balance among the diverse values of efficiency, equity, freedom, and security.
- 보건의료시장의 특성과 문제점 및 제도개선 방향(A study on the characteristics of health care markets and policy directions for the reform of health care systems)
- 정영호; 박하영; 권순만; 이견직; 고숙자
- 한국보건사회연구원(기초보장자활정책평가센터); 서울사회경제연구소
보건의료시장의 특성과 문제점 및 제도개선 방향(A study on the characteristics of health care markets and policy directions for the reform of health care systems)
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|Series Title; No||연구 / 2004-07|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Health|