The aim of this study is to develop health care system for the elderly people in Korea where the population is aging rapidly. Especially, it is necessary to reconstruct the present system so that it can be more elderly-friendly. This report puts emphasis on analysing unmet, or under-utilized service needs. Among them are health promotion services, visiting health and medical care services, drug management services, subacute and long-term health care services.
Health care system for the elderly should be established considering the primary purpose of such a system, which is to prevent disability in activities of daily living as a final goal of elderly care and to provide various services with continuum of care.
A number of suggestions are made. First, health promotion services should be developed focusing on exercise programs that are appropriate to elderly people. Second, primary health care services should be developed to improve health examination, community-based drug management services, periodic treatment services and oral health services. Third, health insurance benefits must be raised while reducing the out-of-pocket payments of elderly patients. Fourth, long-term care programs should be developed that provide services to a large number of disabled elderly people at relatively low operational costs in a sustainable fashion.
- 고령화 사회에서의 노인보건의료체계 구축방안(The development of health care system for older Koreans)
- 선우덕; 송현종; 황나미; 강은정; 서영준; 김태일; 김동진
고령화 사회에서의 노인보건의료체계 구축방안(The development of health care system for older Koreans)
|Series Title; No||연구 / 2005-04|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Health|