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Comparative study on the role of the public sector in the health care system -Comparison of the United States and Korea in social risk situations-

  • Industry Promotion Research
  • Abbr : IPR
  • 2024, 9(2), pp.95-102
  • DOI : 10.21186/IPR.2024.9.2.095
  • Publisher : Industrial Promotion Institute
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : April 1, 2024
  • Accepted : April 25, 2024
  • Published : April 30, 2024

Kim Jong Hwi 1 Hyun-Seung Park 2

1성산효대학원대학교
2서울디지털대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to compare the role of the public sector in the U.S. and Korean medical security systems and study response measures in the social risk situation of the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 pandemic was a typical case of a ‘disaster’ that spread across the world across borders in a short period of time and caused serious social welfare losses by increasing the annual number of deaths by approximately 4% in 2020. Threats to health security, such as changes in social order, unpredictable endings, prolonged control of daily life, and deepening inequality, affected the economy, politics, and environment as a whole, and people had to experience anxiety and confusion due to mental and physical stress. Furthermore, developed countries failed to provide help to low-income countries in the face of global disasters. In this situation, the country's disaster management capacity to minimize harm and secure resilience, especially disaster response capacity in the health and medical field, is inevitably very important. Therefore, this study compares how the health insurance system, which is a system to guarantee citizens' right to life, differs from the United States, a liberal health care country, and raises the need to strengthen the role of the public sector.

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