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Volume 12, Issue 4 - Dec 2002
Volume 12, Issue 3 - Sep 2002
Volume 12, Issue 2 - Jun 2002
Volume 12, Issue 1 - Mar 2002
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Strategies for Public Health Service Development in the Times of Local Autonomy
Health Policy and Management, volume 12, issue 3, 2002, Pages 1~22
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2002.12.3.001
Health is a fundamental human right and a sine qua non for happiness of people and for national development. Government has a responsibility for the provision of health services for their people. Recent changes of disease pattern, i.e. decrease of Infectious diseases and increase of chronic and degenerative diseases Including cancer and cardiovascular diseases, together with universal coverage of health insurance and improved living standard have prompted medical care utilization and skyrocketed the national health expenses. The goal of national health policy is improving the quality of life through the betterment of health level. To achieve this goal it is necessary to establish a healthcare system for lifetime, to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery system, and to strengthen the public health services for disease prevention and health promotion. The current public health service programs are Inefficient due to an inconsistent policy for health service program, lack of health information system, irrational health program planning and evaluation, and Inadequate training of health workers. Local government has a legal responsibility for health service program planning and promoting the competence of health workers. Thus, municipal and provincial health departments should expand their roles and strengthen their function. The strategies for developing public health service programs at local level are
stipulating the goals of health policy,
promoting the ability for health program planning and evaluation,
establishing health information and surveillance system,
training of health workers,
establishing an institution for health information management and training of health workers, and
collaboration with local universities.
Trend on the Curtailments of Medical and Drug Expenditure Before and After the Separation between Prescription and Dispensing in General Hospitals
Health Policy and Management, volume 12, issue 3, 2002, Pages 23~35
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2002.12.3.023
Fiscal crisis in the medical insurance system has put the pressure upon hospitals by increasing the rate of curtailment, since the implementation of the separation of prescription and dispensing of medicine. The purpose of this study is to analyse the curtailment of mdical and drug expenditure before and after the system of separation between prescribing and dispensing and to suggest the problems about current inspection system. Data were obtained from 13 general hospitals and used for analysis of trends on medical & drug expenditure, and curtailment in 1999-2000 at three months intervals. The results were as follows; The scale of curtailment for drug expenditure has been increased on outpatient and inpatient since 2000. For the curtailed drug cost with outpatient, the ratio of curtailed drug expenditure has been increased in the case of prescription within the hospital. These results suggest that review system in social insurance were over-focused to control the cost and it might to impede the validity of review function in insurance system. Therefore, it' s needed to develope the scientific and reasonable criteria for Inspection and evaluation of durg expenditure.
The Determinants of Intent to Leave of Hospital Pharmacists
Health Policy and Management, volume 12, issue 3, 2002, Pages 36~53
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2002.12.3.036
The purpose of this study is to investigate the determinants of intent to leave of hospital pharmacists. The independent variables contain three groups of determinants: environmental variables(job opportunity and external support), psychological variables(met expectations, growth desire, self-efficacy, and positive/negative affectivity) and structural variables (power, legitimacy, job variety, job significance, workload, physical environment, job security, pay, internal support, job growth, and promotional chances). The sample used in this study consists of 252 pharmacists working at hospitals in Seoul City, Inchon City and Kyunggi Province. Data were collected with self- administered questionnaires from Oct. 24 to Nov. 14 in 2001 and analyzed using path analysis. The results of this study indicate that the following variables, listed in order of size, have significant negative effects on intent to leave of hospital pharmacists; met expectations, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, promotional chances, and job variety. Job opportunity was found to have significant positive effect on the intent to leave of hospital pharmacists. Implications for hospital administrators and discussions for further research were suggested.
A Study on the Usefulness of EVA as Hospital Bankruptcy Prediction Index
Health Policy and Management, volume 12, issue 3, 2002, Pages 54~76
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2002.12.3.054
This study investigated how much EVA which evaluate firm's value can explain hospital bankruptcy prediction as a explanatory variable including financial indicators in Korea. In this study, artificial neural network and logit regression which are traditional statistical were used as the model for bankruptcy prediction. Data used in this study were financial and economic value added indicators of 34 bankrupt and -:4 non-bankrupt hospitals from the Database of Korean Health Industry Development Institute. The main results of this study were as follows: First, there was a significant difference between the financial variable model including EVA and the financial variable model excluding EVA in pre-bankruptcy analysis. Second, EVA could forecast bankruptcy hospitals up to 83% by the logistic analysis. Third, the EVA model outperformed the financial model in terms of the predictive power of hospital bankruptcy. Fourth, The predictive power of neural network model of hospital bankruptcy was more powerful than the legit model. After all the result of this study will be useful to future study on EVA to evaluate bankruptcy hospitals forecast.
Work Rewards and Occupational Commitment of Hospital Nurses
Health Policy and Management, volume 12, issue 3, 2002, Pages 77~98
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2002.12.3.077
The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate the determinants of occupational commitment of hospital nurses. For this study, a causal model of occupational commitment of hospital nurses was constructed based on the exchange theory. The sample of this study consisted of 329 nurses from S general hospitals located in Seoul and south-eastern area of Korea. Data were collected with self-administered questionnaires and analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression. It was found that four task reward variables(variety, significance, workload and resource inadequacy), one social reward variable(supervisory support) and two organizational reward variables(promotional chances and pay) had significant net effect on hospital nurses' occupational commitment. The implications of these findings were discussed and the suggestions for future research wert advanced.
The Determinants of National Health Expenditure: A Decision Tree Analysis
Health Policy and Management, volume 12, issue 3, 2002, Pages 99~111
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2002.12.3.099
This paper draws the determinants of National Health Expenditures(min) and collectivizes OECD countries which are positioned by same conditions using the decision tree analysis. Major findings are summarized as follows. We find that the power of influence of income level on NHE has been 58.35% in 1985, 65.37% in 1990, 66.90% in 1995, and 66.47% in 1997. The power of influence of public share in NHE has been on the increase during that period: 19.50% in 1985, 19.91% in 1990, 22.81% in 1995 and 26.88% in 1997. The two factors(income level, public share) tells for the most part of NHE: 77.85% in 1985, 85.28% in 1990, 89.71% in 1995, 93.35% in 1997. Our results support the hypothesis that NHE could be explained mostly by the income level and show that public share is negatively correlated with the growth of NHE.