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Impact of health insurance status changes on healthcare utilisation patterns : A longitudinal cohort study in South Korea

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  • Impact of health insurance status changes on healthcare utilisation patterns
  • Kim, Jae-Hyun; Lee, Sang Gyu; Lee, Kwang-Soo et al.
  • BMJ


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Title Impact of health insurance status changes on healthcare utilisation patterns
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A longitudinal cohort study in South Korea

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Jae-Hyun; Lee, Sang Gyu; Lee, Kwang-Soo et al.

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[London]:BMJ

Date 2016
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Social Development < Health
Social Development < Social Welfare
Holding BMJ Open

Abstract

Objectives: The study examined medical care utilisation by health insurance status changes. Setting: The Korean Welfare Panel Study (KoWePs) was used. Participants: This study analysed 14 267 participants at baseline (2006). Interventions: The individuals were categorised into four health insurance status groups: continuous health insurance, change from health insurance to Medical Aid, change from Medical Aid to health insurance, or continuous Medical Aid. Primary and secondary outcome measures: Three dependent variables were also analysed: days spent in hospital; number of outpatient visits; and hospitalisations per year. Longitudinal data analysis was used to determine whether changes in health insurance status were associated with healthcare utilisation. Results: The number of outpatient visits per year was 0.1.363 times higher ( p>0.0001) in the continuous Medical Aid than in the continuous health insurance group. (The rest omitted)