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Classification of Healthcare Decline and Analysis on the Healthcare Outcomes (우리나라 도시별 의료쇠퇴 유형과 건강결과 분석)

  • Kim, Hyo Jeong;Kim, Young Hoon
    • Korea Journal of Hospital Management
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.87-101
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    • 2017
  • [Purpose] This study aims to classify of healthcare decline and analyze the corresponding health outcomes among cities in Korea. In pursuing the above, this paper gives the particular attention to draw policy implications. [Methodology/Approach] Public healthcare data of 81 cities between 2014 and 2015 was obtained from the National Medical Center of Korea. A matrix analysis, t-test, ANOVA and multivariate regression were applied. [Findings] The study results indicated that declining cities tend to have the most healthcare resources, compared to growing or maintaining cities. However, accessibility to healthcare appeared to be lower in declining cities. Based on the classification of cities on healthcare decline, 42 out of 81 cities were categorized as a maintain/improvement group, while 39 cities were characterized as decline/depression. The group with a decline/depression type has significantly more healthcare facilities than maintain/improvement type. In contrast, maintain/improvement cities indicated lower incidence of morbidity and mortality than decline/depression cities. Lastly, according to the multivariate regression analysis for the healthcare outcomes by the type of healthcare decline, incidence of morbidity and mortality tended to decrease as the number of healthcare workers, the proportion of people who have healthcare accessibility, and the Timely Relevance Index increased regardless of the number of medical facilities including hospital beds and special beds. [Practical Implications] In conclusion, focusing on the improvement of healthcare accessibility as well as staffing, rather than expanding facilities is essential to set the healthcare policies.

A Study on System of Mental Healthcare Service in Germany (독일 정신보건의료서비스체계에 관한 연구)

  • Moon, Ha Ni;Noh, Jai Sung;Chai, Choul Gyun
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.17-25
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: Mental health facilities are facing a new social environment. To provide appropriate patient care environment, mental health and mental healthcare is changing the paradigm. In this situation, this study research and analysis mental healthcare service system and mental healthcare facility in Germany. The reason is that Germany has cosistently been building mental healthcare service system and mental healthcare facility for patient. Therefore, it aims to suggest a fundamental resource for amental healthcare service system and mental healthcare facility for mental healtn. Methods: This study was conducted literature researches and field studies. Literature researches for mental healthcare service system and facilities. Field study is to identify the characteristic and configuration of mental healtncare facilities. Results: Findings of this study can be summerrized inth three points. First, In Germany, Mental healthcare facility is critical environment in the community. And, the facilities are being turned into reasonable and alternative environment. Second, Facilities of Mental healthcare and service system designed by various level and configurations that can be providing places for people with mental problems. Third, Mental healthcare facilities consist of healing environment for patient. Implications: The future study on finding of the specific environment planning citeria in mental healthcare facility on the basis of findings of present study.

The Effects of Accreditation Program for Healthcare Organizations on Brand Loyalty (의료기관 인증이 브랜드 충성도에 미치는 영향)

  • Yoon, Seo Jung;Kim, Young Hoon
    • Korea Journal of Hospital Management
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.1-10
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    • 2016
  • This study is to check up weather a brand of accreditation program for healthcare organizations recognized by the consumers as users of the healthcare organizations has effects for healthcare organizations' brand trust, attitude, and loyalty. This study suggests the hypothesis that a brand value of accreditation program for healthcare organizations gives the positive effect for the brand trust, attitude and loyalty, and that the brand trust and attitude of healthcare organizations which gain a brand of accreditation program for healthcare organizations cause the brand loyalty. To verify the hypothesis, this study made a questionnaire by using a measuring instrument for the brand value, trust, attitude and loyalty which come from the former study. This study carried out an analyzing method such as frequency analysis, reliability analysis, confirmed factor analysis and structural equation model to verify the hypothesis. From hypothesis verification, emotional and social brand values of accreditation program for healthcare organizations gave a positive effect to the brand trust and attitude on healthcare organizations. Its functional value did not give an effect to a brand attitude but gave a positive effect to healthcare organizations' brand loyalty. Emotional and social brand values of accreditation program for healthcare organizations did not give an effect to the brand loyalty. The brand trust and attitude of the healthcare organizations which gained accreditation program for healthcare organizations gave a positive effect to the brand loyalty on healthcare organizations.

Globalization of Healthcare Services in Korea: Trends and Challenges (한국 의료서비스의 글로벌화 동향과 과제)

  • Kim, Kwang-Jum
    • Korea Journal of Hospital Management
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.63-72
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    • 2016
  • Nowadays, many Korean healthcare organizations are provide healthcare services to foreigners and some of them are operating overseas healthcare facilities or trying to operate them. Chinese healthcare market is regarded as the most promising one. In this article, I discussed the success factors for global healthcare services and made some suggestions for the successful implementation of FDI in healthcare services, especially for the Chinese healthcare services market.

Critical Analysis of Unmet Healthcare Needs Index for Addressing Regional Healthcare Inequality (지역 의료불평등 해소를 위한 미충족 의료지표 활용의 비판적 분석)

  • Park, Yukyung;Kim, Jin-Hwan;Kim, Sun;Kim, Chang-yup;Han, Joo-sung;Kim, Saerom
    • Health Policy and Management
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.37-49
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    • 2020
  • Background: Unmet healthcare needs have many advantages for measuring inequalities in healthcare use. However, the existing indicator is difficult to capture the reality of unmet healthcare needs sufficiently and is not quite appropriate in comparing regional inequality. The purpose of this study is to critically analyze the utilization of the unmet healthcare need indicator for regional healthcare inequalities research. Methods: We used the level of healthcare accessibility and healthcare need to categorize the regions that are known to cause differences in healthcare utilization between regions and verified how existing unmet healthcare need indicator is distributed at the regional level. Results: Four types of regions were classified according to the high and low levels of healthcare needs and accessibility. The hypothesis about the regional type expected to have the highest unmet healthcare need was not proved. The hypothesis about the lowest expected regional type was proved, but the difference in the average rate of unmet healthcare needs among regional types was not significant. The standard deviation of the rate of unmet healthcare needs among regions within the same type was also higher than the overall regional variation, which also disproved the whole frame of hypothesis. Conclusion: Failure to prove the hypothesis means the gap between the supposed meaning of the indicator and the reality. In order to understand the current state of healthcare utilization of people in various regions of Korea and to resolve inequality, fundamental research on the in-depth structure and mechanisms of healthcare utilization is needed.

Knowledge, Belief Attitude and Behavior Concerning Oral Hygiene in Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Students (보건계열 비보건계열 학생의 자기구강위생 관리에 관한 지식수준 및 신념과 태도, 행위)

  • Lee, Myeong-Ju
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.3 no.2
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    • pp.169-182
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    • 2003
  • The present study attempts to investigate the knowledge, belief, attitude and behavior of healthcare major students and non-healthcare counterparts concerning their oral hygiene. The purpose is to provide basic data for positive oral health activities to the students with non-healthcare major, who tend to have insufficient information on oral hygiene. A survey was conducted to 400 students in K college in Incheon from May 1-30, 2003. A total of 384 surveys were analyzed using the SPSS program Version 10.0. The result is as follows: 1. There was a statistically significant difference in the knowledge on oral hygiene between the healthcare(M=3.08) and non-healthcare(M=2.78) students(pE0.05). 2. As for the beliefs and attitudes toward oral health behaviors, 56.9% of the healthcare students and 60.6% of non-health care counterparts responded "moderate" to the question asking if they liked tooth-brushing. The reason they liked tooth-brushing were cleanliness(60.3% of healthcare and 71.9% of non-healthcare students). They didn't like brushing their teeth because they felt it was a nuisance(60.6% of healthcare and 54.5% of non-healthcare students). 90.6% of healthcare students and 90.1% of their non-healthcare counterparts said they wanted to keep their oral health intact. Most of the subjects seemed to acquire information on oral hygiene through mass media(62.2% of healthcare and 55.3% of non-healthcare students). The persons who give them oral health information are their friends or neighbors(26.8% of healthcare and 22.8% of non-healthcare students), and dental hygienists were the last in the list of the sources of information(3.4% of healthcare and 2.5% of non-healthcare students). 3. Their oral health behaviors were also considered, 64.4% of the healthcare students and 53.7% of the non-healthcare counterparts brush their teeth once or twice a day, 51.4% of the former brush their teeth for 2 minutes and 44.8% of the latter for 3 minutes. Some of them use oral health measures other than tooth-brushing(13.3% of healthcare and 14.3% of non-healthcare students). Not many of them used oral health products(6.6% of healthcare and 5.9% of non-healthcare), and the difference was statistically significant(pE0.05). The largest number of healthcare students brush their teeth right before going to bed(29.9%), while their counterparts do it after breakfast(25.8%)

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Investigation on Ventilation Mmethod and Recognition of Users in Healthcare Facilities of KOREA (국내 의료기관의 환기설비 운영실태 및 인식 조사)

  • Jo, Seongmin;Sung, Minki
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.7-14
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    • 2018
  • Purpose: The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS) in KOREA has brought up the demands for ventilation guideline and regulations for healthcare facilities since most of the infection was spreaded inside healthcare facility. Currently KOREA has no ventilation guideline or regulations covering entire section of healthcare facility. The purpose of this study is to investigate current ventilation methods in KOREA healthcare facilities to in future, propose ventilation guideline. Methods: Research of foreign counties ventilation guideline and regulation for healthcare facilities were conducted for reference. Field investigation with survey of 21 healthcare were conducted to identify the ventilation system and operating methods. Additionally survey for healthcare workers were conducted to observe the recognition related to ventilation system in healthcare facility. Results: The result showed that most of foreign countries ventilation guideline and regulation suggests similar items to reduce the spread of infection and maintain good indoor air quality. The investigation results indicated that fixed guideline for ventilation in healthcare facility were required due to different ventilation operating methods. Survey result of healthcare workers has told us that ventilation guideline and regulation is needed to prevent further infection. Implications: Absence of ventilation guideline and regulations for healthcare facility in KOREA is an urgent issue.

A Study on the status of Healthcare Market and Healthcare Facilities Infrastructure in Emerging Countries (신흥국의 의료시장 및 의료시설 인프라현황에 관한 조사연구)

  • Nam Gung, Jin;Lee, Sang-Ho
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.7-14
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    • 2012
  • In this study, the status of healthcare infrastructure in foreign countries was investigated for a Korean healthcare business planning to expand its business to these countries. Countries selected and surveyed are China, India, Indonesia, and the Middle East. When the surveyors visited the hospitals, the hospital facilities were investigated and medical professionals were interviewed to scrutinize the healthcare conditions in the hospitals. Also studied are healthcare related laws, trend of healthcare policies, hospital operations, medical staffing, and global healthcare service providers. Korea has expanded their overseas healthcare market only to small-sized hospitals and clinics. In order to keep up with global market expansion in the healthcare domain, strategic marketing is required. Especially, the most important key for overseas marketing is to make a synergizing system among hospitals, construction companies, medical equipment providers and IT solution providers. For the next step, the in-depth study will be conducted through real projects in the target countries per type of business.

A Lifelog Common Data Reference Model for the Healthcare Ecosystem (디지털 헬스케어 생태계 활성화를 위한 라이프로그 공통데이터 참조모델)

  • Lee, Young-joo;Ko, Yoon-seok
    • Knowledge Management Research
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.149-170
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    • 2018
  • Healthcare lifelog, a personal record relating to disease treatment and healthcare, plays an important role in healthcare paradigm shifts in which medical and information technology converge. Healthcare services based on various healthcare lifelogs are being launched domestically by both large corporations and small and medium enterprises, however, they are being built on an individual platform that is dependent on each company. Therefore, the terms of lifelog data are different as well as the measurement specifications are not uniform. This study proposes a reference model for minimum common data required for sharing and utilization of healthcare lifelog. Literature study and expert survey derived 3 domain, 17 essential items, and 51 sub-items. The model provides definition, measurement data format, measurement method, and precautions for each detailed measurement item, and provides necessary guidelines for data and service design and construction for healthcare service. This study has its significance as a basic research supporting the activation of ecosystem by ensuring interoperability of data between heterogeneous healthcare devices linked to digital healthcare platform.

Priority analysis of the healthcare policy using analytic hierarchy process (계층의사결정 방법론을 이용한 보건의료정책 우선 순위 분석)

  • Kim, Jin Suk;Park, Yoon Sung
    • Journal of the Korean Medical Association
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    • v.60 no.2
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    • pp.164-172
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study was to suggest signposting strategy for healthcare policy. Analytic hierarchy process analysis was used to classify the decision levels of healthcare policies using the Delphi professional survey and a literature review. National health insurance was identified as a priority healthcare policy. After that, arranged in order of priority, were the healthcare delivery system, health and medical care, and healthcare resources. Among the sub-levels in healthcare policy, the reimbursement system was a priority policy. This study confirmed that healthcare providers are interested in national health insurance. because their greatest concern was the reimbursement system. Consequently, in order to determine and implement healthcare policy efficiently, the government should consider the opinions of healthcare providers.