Health performance and challenges in Korea: A review of the global burden of disease study 2013

Yo Han Lee, Seok Jun Yoon, Arim Kim, Hyeyoung Seo, Seulki Ko

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Abstract

The global burden of disease study (GBD) provides valuable information for evaluating population health in terms of disease burden. This study collected and reviewed GBD data in Korea for the year 1990 and 2013. The burdens of cancer, cardiovascular disease, communicable disease, and injuries have decreased remarkably, thereby greatly diminishing the overall disease burden on Korea. Meanwhile, the burdens due to non-fatal chronic diseases such as neuropsychiatric and musculoskeletal disease became major burden contributors. Responding to this circumstance presents a complex challenge to the Korean health system and Korean health policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S114-S120
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burden of disease
  • Health policy
  • Health system
  • Population health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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