OECD Reviews of Health Care Systems Korea: The July 2000 Reforms: Process and Impact on Performance

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In July 2000, two major reforms were implemented in the Korean health care system. First, the National Health Insurance was reformed from a multiple payer to a single insurer system by integrating autonomous insurance societies into the National Health Insurance Corporation (Integration Reform). Second, the functions of prescribing and dispensing of drugs were separated between doctors and pharmacists (Separation Reform). While the reforms were both completed in July 2000, preparation for both proceeded independently and with different original timetables...

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: May 1, 2003

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