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Im Ok Kang 2 Articles
The Characteristics and Service Utilization of Home Nursing Care Beneficiaries Under the Korean Long Term Care Insurance
Jung Suk Lee, Eun Jeong Han, Im Ok Kang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2011;22(1):33-44.   Published online March 31, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.1.33
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PURPOSE
This study examined the characteristics and service utilization of home nursing care beneficiaries under the Korean Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI).
METHODS
We used assessment data and claim data of National Health Insurance Corporation from July to August 2008. Data were composed of subjects who were the beneficiaries of home nursing care.
RESULTS
A total of 634 subjects were analyzed. Of the subjects, 57.1% were 75 years and over. The average score of nursing care need was only 0.71 and the percentage of those whose nursing care need score was zero was 58.0%. More than half of the subjects had partially dependent musculoskeletal conditions, and 75.5% had two or more comorbidities. A third of them usedonly home nursing care, and another third used both home nursing care and general home care at the same time. Those who needed sore care used the largest home nursing care benefits.
CONCLUSION
Home nursing care of LTCI performs community-based healthcare services under LTCI. Throughout the past two years, however, it has not been active. Understanding the characteristics of its users is important in order to develop effective strategies for activating home nursing care.

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An Analysis of the Elderly Care and Management in Hospital-Based Home Care Agencies
Chong Rye Song, Im Ok Kang, Yun Ok Kim, Hea Sook Jo, Moon Sook Hwang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(4):660-672.   Published online December 31, 2008
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PURPOSE
To analyze the home care services provided to the elderly aged 65 and older by a hospital-based home care agencies and to investigate the effects of long-term care insurance for the elderly.
METHOD
The subjects were the home care service recipients aged 65 and older in 172 hospital-based, home care agencies registered in Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service in January, 2007. The data were collected using a questionnaire from March 16 to April 15, 2007. The questionnaire return rate was 43.8%.
RESULT
The hospital-based home care agencies were able to visit 66.5% of the national administrative districts. Of the home care service recipients, over 50% were 65 years old and older. About 43% of the agencies reported that over 50% of their patients would be subject to the long-term care insurance. They expressed concern that home care services would be withdrawn once the insurance system is initiated.
CONCLUSION
This study suggests that hospital-based home care agencies need to manage home care services with long-term care insurance. It also recommends developing guidelines for the use of services and referrals.

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