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Satisfaction with High Deductible Policies among Patients with Diabetes in the Korean General/University Hospital System

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dc.contributor.author김, 대중-
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:26:58Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:26:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.issn2233-7431-
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.ajou.ac.kr/handle/201003/9567-
dc.description.abstractThe Korean government implemented a new policy on October 1st, 2011, requiring that patients with type 2 diabetes in the general or university hospital system pay 40% or 50% rather than 30% of total prescription drug costs. The Diabetes Association of Korea performed a survey regarding satisfaction with the new policy among patients with diabetes from August 24th to September 2nd, 2011. A total of 548 patients participated in the survey through one-to-one interviews. About 90% of patients with diabetes regarded diabetes as a serious disease, while only 4.5% regarded diabetes as a mild disease. The reasons why patients regarded diabetes as a serious disease were risks of developing diabetic complications (64.3%), difficulty of diabetes care (18.0%), and difficulty of cure (15.1%). About 70% of patients felt burdened by the increased prescription drug costs and deductibles, while only 12% did not. Finally, 85% of patients thought that the new policy was unfair to patients with diabetes and about 75% of patients regarded the new policy as inappropriate.

In conclusion, the Korean government’s new high deductible policy for patients with diabetes in the general/ university hospital system should be withdrawn immediately.
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dc.language.isoko-
dc.titleSatisfaction with High Deductible Policies among Patients with Diabetes in the Korean General/University Hospital System-
dc.title.alternative당뇨병 경증질환 분류에 대한 당뇨병환자의 반응-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.diabetes.or.kr/pro/search/sub01.php-
dc.subject.keywordDiabetes mellitus-
dc.subject.keywordHealth insurance reimbursement-
dc.subject.keywordDrug costs-
dc.contributor.affiliatedAuthor김, 대중-
dc.type.localJournal Papers-
dc.citation.titleThe Journal of Korean Diabetes-
dc.citation.title당뇨병-
dc.citation.volume12-
dc.citation.number4-
dc.citation.date2011-
dc.citation.startPage179-
dc.citation.endPage182-
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationThe Journal of Korean Diabetes, 12(4):179-182, 2011-
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