A Strategy Toward Reconstructing the Healthcare System of a Unified Korea

제목
A Strategy Toward Reconstructing the Healthcare System of a Unified Korea
저자

윤석준; 김석향; 신현웅; 이진용; 김범수; 김영애; 윤장호; 신영석; 이요한

발행연도
2013-03-31
발행기관
대한예방의학회
Series
Journal Preventive Medicine & Public Health, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 134 - 138
Journal Title
Journal Preventive Medicine & Public Health
초록
This road map aims to establish a stable and integrated healthcare system for the Korean Peninsula by improving health conditions and building a foundation for healthcare in North Korea through a series of effective healthcare programs. With a basic time frame extending from the present in stages towards unification, the roadmap is composed of four successive phases. The first and second phases, each expected to last five years, respectively, focus on disease treatment and nutritional treatment. These phases would thereby safeguard the health of the most vulnerable populations in North Korea, while fulfilling the basic health needs of other groups by modernizing existing medical facilities. Based on the gains of the first two phases, the third phase, for ten years, would prepare for unification of the Koreas by promoting the health of all the North Korean people and improving basic infrastructural elements such as health workforce capacity and medical institutions. The fourth phase, assuming that unification will take place, provides fundamental principles and directions for establishing an integrated healthcare system across the Korean Peninsula. We are hoping to increase the consistency of the program and overcome several existing concerns of the current program with this roadmap.
ISSN
1975-8375
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