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OECD Reviews of Health Care Systems Korea: Organisation of the Korean Health Care System

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This chapter describes the main actors of the system (the population/ patients; the providers; and the "third party" insurers) and the relationships between them. First it illustrates how people pay for health services and insure themselves against the risk of ill health, and the relationship between the population and the third party payers which offer such protection (Section 1.1). Second, it describes how service provision is organised and the relationship between patients and providers (Section 1.2). Third, it explains the role of third party payers and how health funds are allocated from insurers to service providers (Section 1.3). Last, it reviews the role of government in the Korean health care sector (Section 1.4)...

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2003-05-01

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