Home health nursing care agenda based on health policy in Korea

Ho Sihn Ryu, Jiyoung An, Mia Koabyashi

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Abstract

Home health nursing care (HHNC) in Korea has taken on an important role under the mandate of the national health care system since 2000. This program was developed to verify the possibility of early discharge of hospitalized patients and cost containment through a research and development project that was conducted with the government from 1994 to 1999. The process of development of HHNC provided an opportunity to realize the advancement and changes in the system into a consumer-focused structure. This is an important turning point for the Korean health care system that suggests certain possibilities for building a foundation for further changes in the service delivery structure. The structure, which had been limited to a supplier-oriented model, is moving to a consumer-oriented structure. Accordingly, the major function and role of nursing policy makers in Korea is to develop an agenda and alternatives for policy-making in a systematic manner and to present implementation strategies clearly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalNursing and Health Sciences
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1

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Keywords

  • Health policy
  • Home health nursing care agenda
  • Korea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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