Korean J Pediatr.  2013 Aug;56(8):313-322. 10.3345/kjp.2013.56.8.313.

The current status of the Korean student health examination

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. hyejungshin@empas.com

Abstract

Recent trends place an emphasis on school health care, the ultimate goal of which is to protect, maintain, and promote students' health. School health care is a program that integrates health care services, health education, health counseling, and local social health services. The student health examination (SHE) system is a part of school health care and schools and communities must be available to provide professional health services. Pediatricians also have important roles as experts in both school health care and the SHE system. In this article, the history of school health care, its legal basis, and the current status of the SHE system in Korea are reviewed. Furthermore, sample surveys from the past few years are reviewed. Through this holistic approach, future directions are proposed for the improvement of SHE and school health care.

Keyword

School health care; School health examination; Student health examination

MeSH Terms

Counseling
Delivery of Health Care
Health Education
Health Services
Humans
Hypogonadism
Korea
Mitochondrial Diseases
Ophthalmoplegia
School Health Services
Hypogonadism
Mitochondrial Diseases
Ophthalmoplegia
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