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Interest groups' influence over drug pricing policy reform in South Korea

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  • Interest groups' influence over drug pricing policy reform in South Korea
  • Chung, Woojin; Kim, Han Joong
  • Yonsei University College of Medicine


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Title Interest groups' influence over drug pricing policy reform in South Korea
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Chung, Woojin; Kim, Han Joong

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[Seoul, Korea]:Yonsei University College of Medicine

Date 2005-03
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Yonsei Medical Journal:vol. 46(no. 3)
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Social Development < Health
Holding Yonsei University College of Medicine

Abstract

In 1999, the Korean government made a drug pricing policy reform to improve the efficiency and transparency of the drug distribution system. Yet, its policy formation process was far from being rational. Facing harsh resistance from various interest groups, the government changed its details into something different from what was initially investigated and planned. So far, little evidence supports any improvement in Korea's drug distribution system. Instead, the new drug pricing policy has deteriorated Korea's national health insurance budget, indicating a heavier economic burden for the general public. From Korea's experience, we may draw some lessons for the future development of a better health care system. (The rest omitted)