J Korean Geriatr Soc.  2008 Jun;12(2):68-73.

Korean Elderly Long-term Care Insurance System and Long-term Care Hospital

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Gwang-Ju City In-Gwang Geriatric Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. pis5200@hanmail.net


Korea is becoming aging society and the number of the aged who need long-term care service is increasing. Korean Elderly Long-Term Care Insurance System will be newly adopted soon and to make the system work successfully, comprehensive evaluation and management by professionals with have knowledge of geriatrics is necessary. In addition, long-term care hospitals should play their role between medical services and nursing care facilities as central organizations and form mutual system. The new insurance system only focuses on nursing care without regards of above facts. Other problems of it will be discussed in this study.


Long-term care insurance system; Long-term care hospitals; Nursing care facilities; Comprehensive evaluation and management; Geriatrics; Care-giver
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