First Korean HiT

The Observatory’s first health system profile on Korea focuses on major health care reforms implemented in the last 10 years. These include the integration of existing health insurance funds into a single insurer system in 2000 and the incremental expansion of the benefit package. A concerted focus on technology assessment also led to the establishment of the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency in 2008. The future development of the health care system is intended to shift towards a greater focus on preventive health care.