Ratio of Household Healthcare Spending to Household Income

가구소득 수준과 의료비 지출 비중의 관련성: 한국의료패널 자료 분석

  • 박현춘 (을지대학교 의료경영학과/국제보건의료연구소) ;
  • 노진원 ;
  • 김경범 (을지대학교 의료경영학과/국제보건의료연구소) ;
  • 권영대 (가톨릭대학교 의과대학 인문사회의학과/의료경영연구소)
  • Received : 2016.06.21
  • Accepted : 2016.09.26
  • Published : 2016.10.28


This study tried to find the relationship between household income level and medical expense to household income ratio. For data analysis, it used 2010 and 2011 yearly data beta version of Korea Health Panel, co-managed by Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs and National Health Insurance Corporation. To find out how the effect of independent variable changes in 2010 and 2011, the interaction effect between year and independent variable was examined, and separating the factors that showed interaction effect into each year, linear regression analysis was conducted using generalized estimating equations method. As a result of reviewing the factors that were related to medical expense to household income ratio among the people who used medical services, it was found that the higher the household income level, the lower the medical expense. It indicates that policy measures are needed to lessen the medical burden of low-income families.


Health Spending;Household Income;Health Expenditure


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