Report Summarizes Health and Medicine Study Findings from Kyung Hee University [Comparison between the Aged Care Facilities Provided by the Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) and the Nursing Hospitals of the National Health Insurance (NHI) for …]: Health and Medicine
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2022 JUN 13 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Business Daily -- Fresh data on agriculture are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Yongin, South Korea, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Long-term Care Insurance (LTCI) was created for the elderly, to provide various types of medical and care services, along with the National Health Insurance (NHI).”
Funders for this research include Ministry of Education of The Republic of Korea And The National Research Foundation of Korea.
The news editors obtained a quote from the research from Kyung Hee University: “However, the elderly must choose one of these systems, which leads to some of them being unable to receive services and care/medical care based on their needs, because the LTCI only provides limited services, regardless of the needs of the elderly. In order to establish the best solution between the LTCI and NHI, I conducted a utilization effect analysis; using the difference in difference (DID) and difference in difference in difference (DDD) methods with National Health Insurance Services-senior (NHIS-senior) cohort data from 2008 to 2013. The results of the study confirmed that medical expenses are significantly reduced for LTCI users (B = -3.176, * * p* * 0.001). Furthermore, when the services meet the older person’s needs, the overall medical expenses are significantly reduced (B = -1.034, * * p* * = 0.05). These results clearly show that the LTCI is much more suitable for those who need care services.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “To provide services that more efficiently fulfil their needs, and for better population coverage from the two different systems (the NHI and the LTCI), collaborative work, such as a linkage system, is required.”
For more information on this research see: Comparison between the Aged Care Facilities Provided by the Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) and the Nursing Hospitals of the National Health Insurance (NHI) for Elderly Care in South Korea. Healthcare, 2022,10(779):779. (Healthcare - http://www.mdpi.com/journal/healthcare). The publisher for Healthcare is MDPI AG.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Hyeri Shin, Department of Gerontology (AgeTech-Service Convergence Major), Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 17104, South Korea.
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