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Long-Term Care Insurance System of South Korea and its operation status

Category Long-term care service Facility User (1,000) Service
expensea
In-home service Home-visit service • Home-visit long-term care 12,243 409.5 38.5
• Home-visit bathing long-term care 4,760 81.3 1.5
• Home-visit nursing 552 15.7 0.3
• Day and night care 4,018 116.5 13.4
• Short stay 139 3.9 0.1
• Equipment for long-term care 1,532 338.4 2.2
Facility service • Long-term care facility (nursing home for the elderly) 3,725 199.1 40.1
• Elderly group home 2,141 23.0 3.9

Values are presented as number only or percent. Bold text means services that require rehabilitation professionals as a manpower condition. aOf the total service expenses, the expenses for special cash benefits are excluded. Modified from ‘Long-term care insurance statistics’ of Statistics Korea (2019) [43].

Phys. Ther. Korea 2022;29:94~105 https://doi.org/10.12674/ptk.2022.29.2.94
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