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Pharmaceutical reform in South Korea and the lessons it provides

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  • Pharmaceutical reform in South Korea and the lessons it provides
  • Kim, Hak-Ju; Prah Ruger, Jennifer
  • The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc


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Title Pharmaceutical reform in South Korea and the lessons it provides
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Kim, Hak-Ju; Prah Ruger, Jennifer

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[Bethesda, U.S.]:The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc

Date 2008-05
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Health Affairs:vol. 27(no. 4)
Pages 11
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Holding The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc

Abstract

Through implementation of its 2000 pharmaceutical reform, the South Korean government expected to reduce the cost of medications and improve service levels, medical appropriateness of care, and drug effectiveness. However, despite the reform’s lofty goals, unintended consequences have distorted the supply of medical services and spending. These consequences have included increasing the use of uninsured services, prescribing high-price drugs, and a growing market share for multinational drug companies. Further reforms are needed to reduce the measure’s adverse effects. This paper examines the Korean mandatory prescription system and offers an analysis of Korea’s reforms.