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Research Trends in Agenda-setting for Climate Change Adaptation Policy in the Public Health Sector in Korea
Su-Mi Chae, Daeeun Kim
J Prev Med Public Health. 2020;53(1):3-14.   Published online January 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.19.326
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Many studies have been conducted to assess the health effects of climate change in Korea. However, there has been a lack of consideration regarding how the results of these studies can be applied to relevant policies. The current study aims to examine research trends at the agenda-setting stage and to review future ways in which health-related adaptation to climate change can be addressed within national public health policy. A systematic review of previous studies of the health effects of climate change in Korea was conducted. Many studies have evaluated the effect of ambient temperature on health. A large number of studies have examined the effects on deaths and cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, but a limitation of these studies is that it is difficult to apply their findings to climate change adaptation policy in the health sector. Many infectious disease studies were also identified, but these mainly focused on malaria. Regarding climate change-related factors other than ambient temperature, studies of the health effects of these factors (with the exception of air pollution) are limited. In Korea, it can be concluded that studies conducted as part of the agenda-setting stage are insufficient, both because studies on the health effects of climate change have not ventured beyond defining the problem and because health adaptation to climate change has not been set as an important agenda item. In the future, the sharing and development of relevant databases is necessary. In addition, the priority of agenda items should be determined as part of a government initiative.
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이 연구는 한국에서 수행된 기후변화에 따른 건강영향 연구의 동향을 살펴봄으써, 기후변화 건강 적응이 보건 정책의 어젠다로 자리 잡기 위한 연구 방향을 검토했다. 향후 국가는 기후변화 적응을 위한 우선순위 건강 문제를 검토해야 하며, 관련된 연구의 양과 질을 확보해 국가 전략의 기초가 될 수 있도록 해야 한다.

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