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National health insurance system of South Korea : Its distinguishing features and challenges

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  • National health insurance system of South Korea
  • Yoo, Jiyoung; Yang, Sook-Mee
  • The International Association for Information, Culture, Human and Industry Technology


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Title National health insurance system of South Korea
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Its distinguishing features and challenges

Material Type Reports
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Yoo, Jiyoung; Yang, Sook-Mee

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[Busan]:The International Association for Information, Culture, Human and Industry Technology

Date 2013-10
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Advances in information Sciences and Service Sciences(AISS):Vol. 5(No. 15)
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Social Development < Social Welfare
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Abstract

South Korean society virtually provides health care service to the entire population through the National Health Insurance (NHI) system since 1989. South Korea’s NHI is emerging as one of the welldeveloped health care systems over the world as generally known that it is very convenient, accessible, efficient and fair. Present paper overviews accessibility, costs, quality and benefit of NHI and also discusses some recent concerns on privatization of health care.