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Korea - Public Hospital Modernization Project (English)

The Public Hospital Modernization Project will: (a) increase the access of the rural and urban poor to medical care services, especially for noncommunicable diseases (NCD); (b) improve the quality of medical care in public hospitals; (c) assist the country in protecting the public health through more effective control of the safety of drugs and the quality of food, and through monitoring communicable diseases; and (d) provide project-related training, and carry out a health care policy-based action program and research studies. Four project components support these objectives: (i) expanding diagnostic and treatment capabilities of the National Medical Center; (ii) upgrading equipment of the National Institute of Health; (iii) replacing and adding medical equipment in provincial and municipal hospitals; and (iv) an action program addressing critical sector issues (hospital efficiency, diffusion of medical technology, fee schedule) supported by relevant research studies, publications on health policy and financing, and a national consensus building program.


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    Korea, Republic of

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Korea - Public Hospital Modernization Project

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Korea - Public Hospital Modernization Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.