J Korean Med Assoc.  2007 Jun;50(6):478-480. 10.5124/jkma.2007.50.6.478.

Problems and Policy Recommendation for Clinical Indicator Evaluation

  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Korea. lsh0270@ewha.ac.kr


Quality Improvement(QI) is the policy agenda rising rapidly at the health policy field. Recent policy trends like hospital evaluation with public reporting and evaluation of appropriateness in health insurance areas show that QI become the hot agenda of government. Recently, government are planning to introduce clinical indicator in 2nd term of hospital evaluation. Especially, medical societies should give their attention about this policy change because clinical Qualities are closely related to the credibilities of medical professionals for public. Medical professionals should monitor and respond actively to the problems which are confronted and ask for modification as follows: the duplication at several evaluation areas, ineffective evaluation approaches, etc. First of all, collaborating and organizational approaches of medical societies are needed to solve the policy problems.


Clinical indicator; Quality improvement; Policy

MeSH Terms

Health Policy
Insurance, Health
Quality Improvement
Societies, Medical


1. Ministry of Social Welfare & Health. Proceeding Materials for Introduction for Adopting Process of Clinical Indicator. 18th Feb 2007.
2. Lee SH. Trends and challenges of health policy for quality improvement. KAMA. 2006. 49:652–654.
3. Lee SH, Kim HM, Kim JH, Kim JB. Problems and recommendation on hospital evaluation policy. 2006. 03. Ewha University of Medical College.
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