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Jin Hwa Lim 2 Articles
Effects of Private Health Insurance on Health Care Utilization and Expenditures in Korean Cancer Patients: Focused on 5 Major Cancers in One Cancer Center.
Jin Hwa Lim, Kui Son Choi, Sung Gyeong Kim, Eun Cheol Park, Jae Hyun Park
J Prev Med Public Health. 2007;40(4):329-335.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2007.40.4.329
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To identify the effects of supplemental private health insurance on health care utilization and expenditure under the mandatory National Health Insurance(NHI) system in Korea. METHODS: The data were collected by the National Cancer Center in Korea. Cancer patients who were newly diagnosed with stomach (ICD code, C16), lung(C33-C34), liver (C22), colorectal cancer(C18-C20) or breast(C50) cancer were included as study subjects. Data were gathered using a structured questionnaire from face-to-face interviews, the hospital Order Communication System (OCS) and medical records. Clinical, socio-demographic and private health insurance related factors were also gathered. The differences of health care utilization and expenditure were compared between those who have private health insurance and those who do not using t-test and multivariable regression analysis. RESULTS: Individuals with private health insurance spent larger inpatient costs than those without, but no differences were found in utilization in other service such as hospital admissions, hospital days and physician visits. CONCLUSIONS: We found that private health insurance exerts a significant effect on the health care expenditure in inpatient service. These study results can provide a rational basis to plan a national health policy regarding private health insurance. Further studies are needed to investigate the impacts of private health insurance on cancer patients' outcomes and survival rates.
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  • Ubiquitous Environment with Private Health Insurance and the Relevance of Length of Stay
    Dong-Ruyl Jang, Seong-Woo Choi, Bu-Yeon Park, Sung-Gil Kim
    The Journal of the Korea institute of electronic communication sciences.2014; 9(2): 203.     CrossRef
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    Journal of Clinical Nursing.2014; 23(9-10): 1257.     CrossRef
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    Chang-Hoon You, Sung-Wook Kang, Ji-Heon Choi, Eun-Hwan Oh, Young-Dae Kwon
    The Korean Journal of Health Service Management.2014; 8(2): 101.     CrossRef
  • An Association between Private Health Insurance and Use of Endoscopy, An Association between Private Health Insurance and Use of Endoscopy,
    Chang-Hoon You, Young-Dae Kwon, Ji-Heon Choi, Sung-Wook Kang
    The Korean Journal of Health Service Management.2014; 8(4): 25.     CrossRef
  • The Influence of Private Health Insurance on Admission among Some Patients with Cervical or Lumbar Sprain
    Dong-Ryul Jang, Myung-Geun Kang
    Journal of agricultural medicine and community health.2012; 37(2): 84.     CrossRef
  • Private health insurance in South Korea: An international comparison
    Jaeun Shin
    Health Policy.2012; 108(1): 76.     CrossRef
  • Sociodemographic gradients in breast and cervical cancer screening in Korea: the Korean National Cancer Screening Survey (KNCSS) 2005-2009
    Mi Jin Park, Eun-Cheol Park, Kui Son Choi, Jae Kwan Jun, Hoo-Yeon Lee
    BMC Cancer.2011;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Comparison of hospital charge prediction models for gastric cancer patients: neural network vs. decision tree models
    Jing Wang, Man Li, Yun-tao Hu, Yu Zhu
    BMC Health Services Research.2009;[Epub]     CrossRef
The Determinants of Purchasing Private Health Insurance in Korean Cancer Patients.
Jin Hwa Lim, Sung Gyeong Kim, Eun Mi Lee, Sin Young Bae, Jae Hyun Park, Kui Son Choi, Myung Il Hahm, Eun Cheol Park
J Prev Med Public Health. 2007;40(2):150-154.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2007.40.2.150
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The aim of this study is to identify factors determining the purchase of private health insurance under the mandatory National Health Insurance(NHI) system in Korea. METHODS: The data were collected by the National Cancer Center in Korea. It includes cancer patients who were newly diagnosed with stomach (ICD code, C16), lung(C33-C34), liver (C22), colorectal cancer(C18-C20) or breast(C50) cancer. Data were gathered from the hospital Order Communication System (OCS), medical records, and face-to-face interviews, using a structured questionnaire. Clinical, socio-demographic and private health insurance related factors were also gathered. RESULTS: Overall, 43.9% of patients had purchased one or more private health insurance schemes related to cancer, with an average monthly premium of won 65,311 and an average benefit amount of won 19 million. Females, younger aged, high income earners, national health insurers and metropolitan citizens were more likely to purchase private health insurance than their counterparts. CONCLUSIONS: About half of Korean people have supplementary private health insurance and their benefits are sufficient to cover the out-of-pocket fees required for cancer treatment, but inequality remains in the purchase of private health insurance. Further studies are needed to investigate the impacts of private health insurance on NHI, and the relationship between cancer patients' burden and benefits.
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    Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.2015; 16(17): 7981.     CrossRef
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    Hong-Jun Cho
    Journal of the Korean Medical Association.2013; 56(3): 184.     CrossRef
  • Factors Associated with the Middle-aged or the Old-aged Koreans' Enrollment in Private Health Insurance
    Hyo-Jin Kim, Jae-Hee Lee
    The Journal of the Korea Contents Association.2012; 12(12): 683.     CrossRef
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    Myung Suk Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2010; 21(1): 43.     CrossRef
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    Eun-Cheol Song, Young-Jeon Shin
    Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.2010; 43(5): 423.     CrossRef
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    Eun-Cheol Song, Chang-Yup Kim, Young-Jeon Shin
    Korean Journal of Health Policy and Administration.2010; 20(3): 36.     CrossRef
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  • Effects of Private Health Insurance on Health Care Utilization and Expenditures in Korean Cancer Patients: Focused on 5 Major Cancers in One Cancer Center
    Jin Hwa Lim, Kui Son Choi, Sung Gyeong Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Jae Hyun Park
    Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.2007; 40(4): 329.     CrossRef

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