Special Issue "Healthcare Strategy and Community Care"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Community Care".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Munjae Lee
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Guest Editor
Department of Medical Device Management and Research, SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul 06351, Korea
Interests: community care; healthcare strategy; health policy; health management; social networks
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Dr. Kyu-sung Lee
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Assistant Guest Editor
Department of Medical Device Management and Research, SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul 06351, Korea
Interests: community care; health management; healthcare strategy; benign prostatic hyperplasia
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Community care services are intended to help people who need care and support to live with dignity and independence in the community and to avoid social isolation. The services are aimed at the elderly and those who have mental illnesses, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities. The main aim in providing community care services is to enable people to remain living in their own homes and to retain as much independence as possible, avoiding social isolation. Local authority social services provide community care services or arrange for them to be provided.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to advance the fields of healthcare strategy and community care. Authors are encouraged to submit papers for consideration that examine government policies, health programs, and that assess these topics using health management methodologies. Thus, papers submitted for the Special Issue should empirically or quantitatively address the valuable implications of healthcare.

Dr. Munjae Lee
Dr. Kyu-sung Lee
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Community care
  • Chronic disease
  • Unmet needs
  • Quality of life
  • Health care and services
  • Geographic information system (GIS) and policy

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Open AccessArticle
How Should the Social Service Quality Evaluation in South Korea Be Verified? Focusing on Community Care Services
Healthcare 2020, 8(3), 294; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030294 - 24 Aug 2020
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The quality evaluation (QE) of social services tends to have a large variation in results depending on the object and method of service measurement. To overcome these limitations, an analysis of the internal consistency or validity of the social service QE index is [...] Read more.
The quality evaluation (QE) of social services tends to have a large variation in results depending on the object and method of service measurement. To overcome these limitations, an analysis of the internal consistency or validity of the social service QE index is necessary, but meta-research on this is insufficient. This study analyzes the internal consistency and validity of evaluation indexes based on the results of social service QE. We utilized the social services QE manual of the Social Security Information Service’s Facility Evaluation Department. The social service QE indexes implemented in 2013 and 2016 were coded and analyzed. We found that there was internal consistency between the results of the care services evaluation in 2013 and 2016. In addition, there were differences between the care services QE indexes by service type in 2013 and 2016. It is necessary to construct effective indexes by simplifying, diversifying, and differentiating social service QE indexes. In addition, control devices for external factors (region, composition of the evaluation team, etc.) must be prepared to maintain the consistency of evaluation scores, and in the long term, standardization of social service QE indexes is necessary. Full article
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