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Volume 15, Issue 4 - Dec 2005
Volume 15, Issue 3 - Sep 2005
Volume 15, Issue 2 - Jun 2005
Volume 15, Issue 1 - Mar 2005
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Relationship between the Development Levels of Learning Organization and Organization Effectiveness in Hospital
Lee, Sun Hee ; Cho, Woo Hyun ; Nam, Jong Hae ;
Health Policy and Management, volume 15, issue 3, 2005, Pages 1~16
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2005.15.3.001
This study was planned to investigate the relationship between development levels of learning organization and organization effectiveness in Hospital. Data were collected from 285 respondents who have participated in 'Learning Organization Project'(response rate =
). Structured questionnaire were applied by self administrated survey for two weeks since 2003 May. Main results were as follows; In the result of factor analysis, four factor were created and almost questionnaire items were classified into as same categories as theoretical concepts. Cronbach's a coefficient also showed over 0.7 in all categories. This result means that measurement tool to evaluate the development level of learning organization is valid and reliable. In the comparison of the development level of learning organization by participants' specialties, managerial workers perceived the lowest construction level, while medical technicians evaluated it as the highest level. In regression analysis, the perception levels of work environment, task and human aspect showed positive relationship with job competency significantly. For job satisfaction, levels of task and human aspects had positive relationship significantly. In addition, for organizational commitement, levels of organization and human aspect were positive predictors. Finally, for the satisfaction about experience of learning organization project, levels of environment, task and hmm aspects were related positively. We concluded from these result that the positive relationship between construction levels of learning organization and organization effectiveness was extended to hospital, besides industrial fields. We recommend the introduction and facilitation of learning organization project in various settings to improve the competency of knowledge management in individual and organizational levels.
An Analysis of the Trends of Korean National Health Insurance Administrative Cost
Park, Chong Yon ; Suh, Nam Kyu ; Um, Eui Hyeon ;
Health Policy and Management, volume 15, issue 3, 2005, Pages 17~39
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2005.15.3.017
Social solidarity, equity in financing, and efficiency in administration have been core issues in the development of Korean health insurance reformation since 1988. This study is to investigate the trend of administrative cost in Korean National Health Insurance from various aspects. For the analysis of administrative cost, the expenditures of each insurance society and the National Health Insurance Corporation are divided into 4 items of (1) insurance benefit, (2) administrative cost, (3) an agency provision accounts, (4) other expenses, and then they are reorganized. The analyses based on 5 types of the health insurance administrative cost showed that efficiency in administration has been improved generally. We, however, should consider qualitative aspects such as customer's satisfaction with health insurance administration, prompt service, control of unjust expenditure (unjust claims), and provision of medical service including health consultation in assessing efficiency of administration. And, in order to connect the administrative costs of health insurance with efficiency, we need to give a fundamentally new definition, which can contain elaborateness of expenditure in details including the structure and evaluation method of administrative costs. It may be necessary to develop new indicators or analyzing methods hereafter.
Impact of the Purchasing Price Reimbursement System for Insurance Drugs upon the Health Insurer's Financial Situation
Jeong, Hyoung-Sun ; Lee, Eui Kyung ; Kim, Eun Jung ; Ryu, Gun-Chun ; Song, Yang Min ; Kim, Sun-Ju ;
Health Policy and Management, volume 15, issue 3, 2005, Pages 40~59
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2005.15.3.040
The objective of this paper is to examine what impact the newly introduced Purchasing Price Reimbursement System, where insurance drugs are reimbursed at the prices as they were purchased by medical care providers under the maximum allowable cap, has upon the health insurer's financing situation. The impact of the Purchasing Price Reimbursement System is considered to be confined mainly to the inpatient department among three drug reimbursement fields such as inpatient department, out-patient department and pharmacy. Hypothesis was set and tested in this study for each of three components of inpatient drug reimbursement in health insurance, i.e. average price level, composition of drugs and their overall volume. Drug price level calculated in this study from 403 selected reimbursement drugs according to the Laspayres methodology revealed faster decline under the new Purchasing Price Reimbursement System than previously by
on the annual average basis. However, additional 1.4 percent financial burden in the ratio of the total inpatient reimbursement was owed by the health insurer. This was analysed to be a combined result of both 2.0-3.1 percent of reduced reimbursement due to drug price decline and 3.4-4.5 percent of additional reimbursement due to drug volume increase. These results suggest that recalling the Purchasing Price Reimbursement System would not have so much impact upon the health insurer's financial situation given that the current compulsory separation between doctor's prescribing and pharmacist's dispensing is irrevocable.
The Causal Relationship of Health Service Quality, Satisfaction, Intention to Revisit and Intention to Recommend Perceived by Health Center Visitors
Park, Jae San ;
Health Policy and Management, volume 15, issue 3, 2005, Pages 60~78
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2005.15.3.060
The main objective of this study is to define the nature of the patient service quality of Health Centers, and based on that, to examine the causal relationship of Health Center visitor's perceived service quality with overall satisfaction, intention to revisit and intention to recommend. Data are collected on the basis of the second field survey of '3rd Regional Health Care Planning' operated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW). In this study, the 24 patient satisfaction questions are used as outcome indicators. The samples are 3,091 patients who visited 68 Health Centers. The reliability and validity of patient service quality items was evaluated. Finally, the Structural Equation Modeling(SEM) analysis was conducted to find a causal relationship of service quality, patient satisfaction, intention to revisit and intention to recommend. This study shows firstly, the dimension of patient service quality was categorized into 3 dimensions, that is, facilities and environment, staff kindness, and convenience of utilization process. Secondly, the reliability and validity of patient service quality items was satisfied. Lastly, the total effect of convenience of utilization process factor on satisfaction(path coefficients=1.721), intention to revisit(0.843) and intention to recommend(0.696) is more higher than other variables. These findings imply that the quality of various services concerning convenience of utilization process at Health Centers should be improved to satisfy the health need of community people and improve the service quality of Health Centers.
The Empirical Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Study & its Potential Health Insurance Applicability in Korea
Kim, Yang Yun ; Sung, Joo Ho ;
Health Policy and Management, volume 15, issue 3, 2005, Pages 79~93
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2005.15.3.079
The purpose of the study is to identify Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) and their potential health insurance applicability in Korea, using the correlation and regression analysis with the empirical data provided by Korean Health Insurance Review Agency(KHIRA). Here, ACSC would be thought of as conditions that when timely and effectively treated in the outpatient medical services can help reduce the risk of hospitalizations. As for ACSC, reducing accessibility for outpatient visit results in increasing hospitalization. In this respect, the ACSC concept is popularly adopted as one of the performance indicators of the national health system. As one of main results, fortifying the accessibility to necessary health care in a way of sharing appropriately the role with private health insurance can lead to the efficiency of national health care delivery systems in view of total health care expense, in particular in a case of ACSC children. Lastly, we would like to strongly suggest that the disease treatment data set reported to KHIRA needs to be opened to private insurance companies only for illness experience investigation.
Factors influencing the appropriateness of hospital stays
Hwang, Jee In ;
Health Policy and Management, volume 15, issue 3, 2005, Pages 94~113
DOI : 10.4332/KJHPA.2005.15.3.094
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of appropriateness in hospital stays and factors influencing inappropriate hospital stays. The study was conducted at fifteen general care units in a tertiary university hospital. Appropriateness of hospital stay was assessed using Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol by trained head nurses. The total of 447 patient records were reviewed. Among them, 352 patient data were included in the final data set. A unit of observation was patient day. A rate of appropriate hospital stay was calculated per patient as a unit of analysis. Multiple regression analysis was performed to determine the factors affecting inappropriate hospital stay. The eighty-three percent (2030/2651) of hospital stays were evaluated as appropriate. There were significant differences in appropriateness of hospital stay according to patient's age, type of health insurance, medical specialty, and length of stay(p<0.05). In the multiple regression analysis, medical speciality was the most significant factor to predict the inappropriate hospital stay. The study showed a substantial proportion of hospital stay was found to inappropriate. Level of appropriateness was significantly different from medical specialty. Interdepartmental approach should be required to coordinate and improve appropriate resource utilization.