J Korean Diabetes.  2020 Dec;21(4):173-178. 10.4093/jkd.2020.21.4.173.

Current Status and Problems of National Diabetes Care

  • 1Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Cheonan Endo Medical Clinic, Cheonan, Korea


South Korea is one of many countries that has implement national chronic disease management programs. These programs comprise “A pilot program for the registration and management of cardiocerebrovascular high-risk groups” in 2007, “A pilot program for community primary medical care” in 2014, “A pilot program for chronic care charges” in 2016, and “Primary medical chronic disease management pilot project” in 2019. For establishing and implementing policies to strengthen chronic care management in primary medical care, a virtuous cycle, in which experiences in various programs are monitored and achievements are accumulated in aid of policy development, is important. That is, objective evaluation indices and systems should be designed as programs are carried forward, and program quality should be improved through of evaluation results and feedback. This study highlight the problems with existing programs and the necessary steps to achieve the expected effects.


Diabetes care; Pilot program; Primary care
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