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HOME > POLICIES > Establishment of Health Insurance System centered on People > Reinforcement of patient-oriented medical services

Reinforcement of patient-oriented medical services

1. Improvement of a medical service transfer system, etc.

    • (Exchange of medical treatment information) Development of incentives for promoting participation by medical institutions (June, 2017), and the establishment of a collaboration model for cooperation between large and small hospitals (2H, 2017)
    • (Restructuring of medical costs) The compensation for difficult medical procedures, such as serious surgery, to be increased (on or after July, 2017)
    • (Medical personnel*) Development of a mid- and long-term plan for the supply of and demand for adequate workforce (June, 2017)

      - Establishment of comprehensive measures for nursing personnel, including the reorganization of the differential nursing fee system (October, 2017)

    Model for promoting the exchange of medical treatment information

2. Establishment of a system to support "dignified death"

  • (Hospice) Expanding the provision of service to nursing hospitals, homes, etc., as well as to non-cancer diseases (August, 2017)

    * Hospitals and clinics → (+) nursing hospitals, hospitals for admission → (+) home·counseling services

  • (Medical care for life prolongation) Designation of an institution for managing medical care for life prolongation (June, 2017), and preparation for the enforcement (February, 2018) of the Act*, including the establishment of the life prolongation medical care plan DB. * The Act on Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients in Hospice and Palliative Care or at the End of Life

3. Spread and institutionalization of digital healthcare

  • (ICT medical care) To be expanded with a focus on vulnerable areas and vulnerable groups (10,000 → 25,000 persons), and to cover elderly care facilities, visiting nursing care facilities, and facilities for people with disabilities
  • (Institutionalization) Promotion of the amendment of medical laws to allow remote medical treatment between doctors and patients
ICT medical treatment

4. Enhancement of standardization and accessibility of oriental medicine

  • (Standardization) Development and dissemination of standard clinical guidelines, and the expansion of public infrastructure for traditional medicine toxicity studies, etc. (from January, 2017)
  • (Accessibility) Expansion of health insurance coverage, including the implementation of a pilot project for providing benefits for Chuna Manual Therapy, etc. (from January, 2017), and the expansion of a pilot project for developing and applying medical collaboration between western and oriental medicine (from July, 2017)
  • (Entry to overseas markets) Support for international joint clinical trials of oriental medicine (the U.S. and Hong Kong, from January, 2017), and support for entry to major foreign bases (the U.S., Russia, Kazakhstan, etc.) (December, 2017)

Last Update : 2017.4.21

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