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The effect of copayment on medical aid beneficiaries in Korea

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  • Oh, Jin-Joo; Choi, Jeong-Myung; Lee, Hyun-Joo
  • Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing


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Title The effect of copayment on medical aid beneficiaries in Korea
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Author(English)

Oh, Jin-Joo; Choi, Jeong-Myung; Lee, Hyun-Joo

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[Cheonan, Korea]:Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

Date 2015-03
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing:vol. 26(no. 1)
Pages 7
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Financial Policy
Social Development < Health
Holding Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

Abstract

Purpose: This study was to ascertain whether there are differences in health care utilization and expenditure for Type I Medical Aid Beneficiaries before and after applying Copayment. Methods: This study was one-group pretest posttest design study using secondary data analysis. Data for pretest group were collected from claims data of the Korea National Health Insurance Corporation and data for posttest group were collected through door to-door interviews using a structured questionnaire. A total of 1,364 subjects were sampled systematically from medical aid beneficiaries who had applied for copayment during the period from December 12, 2007 to September 25, 2008. Results: There was no negative effect of copayment on accessibility to medical services, medication adherence (p=.94), and quality of life (p=.25). Some of the subjects’ health behaviors even increased preferably after applying for copayment including flu prevention (p<.001), health care examination (p=.035), and cancer screening (p=.002). (The rest omitted)