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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(7):525-532.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.7.525    Published online July 20, 2009.
Present Status of Papers on the Primary Care Quality Assessment in Korea.
Jae Wook Jeong, Nak Jin Sung
1Graduate School, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea.
2Department of Family Medicine, Ilsan Hospital, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Goyang, Korea. snj@dongguk.ac.kr
우리나라 일차의료 질평가 연구의 현황 분석
정재욱, 성낙진
The analysis of the papers on the primary care quality assessment in Korea was performed to summarize existing papers, estimate the level of primary care quality, and suggest the directions and areas of the future research. Methods: Primary care quality-related papers were selected via internet web search engines which were Korean Journal of Family Medicine homepage, KMbase, and KoreaMed. Further papers were added after consultation to primary care quality assessment specialists in Korea. Results: The number of related papers was 29. Data collection was done mostly via mail or telephone questionnaire to suppliers, primary care physicians. Papers on resource capacity area were 11, on services delivery 4, on outcome by service 2, and on clinical performance 12. The total primary care score was low. The themes of clinical performance studies were common diseases in Korea. Conclusion: Research volume on primary care quality assessment was poor, especially on outcome area. Data collection methods and quality indicators are needed to diverse. Future researches using OECD health care quality indicators are needed to make international comparison possible, which fi nally contributes to primary care quality improvement in Korea.
Key Words: Primary Care; Quality Assessment; Systematic Review; South Korea


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