Introduction: health of the health care system in Korea

Soc Work Public Health. 2010 Mar;25(2):127-41. doi: 10.1080/19371910903070333.


This study is a mega evaluation of Korea's health care system as developed thus far. It aims to review the historical context in which this system was developed and the political stage and motivation for such development. It will highlight unique features of the system and some comparative analysis with other developed nations. Then it will introduce selective, specific areas and aspects of the health care system, service delivery, and practices. It will suggest its implications for future direction.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / history
  • Delivery of Health Care / trends*
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Policy
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Korea
  • Korean War
  • National Health Programs*