Korean J Fam Pract 2019; 9(3): 319-322  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2019.9.3.319
Primary Care Perspectives in Japan
Seo Eun Hwang1, Su-Min Jeong1, Jong-Koo Lee1,2,*
Department of Family Medicine, 1Seoul National University Hospital, 2Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Jong-Koo Lee
Tel: +82-2-3668-7350, Fax: +82-2-745-8195
E-mail: docmohw@snu.ac.kr
Seo Eun Hwang and Su-Min Jeong contributed equally to this study.
Received: March 13, 2018; Revised: April 16, 2018; Accepted: May 9, 2018; Published online: June 20, 2019.
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With an increase in aging population and medical expenditure worldwide, primary care has been rising as a solution to these. Japan, a representative aging society which has the most elderly population in the world, also has tried to develop a primary care system and implemented many changes recently. Based on what authors experienced and observed at the points of care in Japan, we are going to review the primary care system and training strategy of family medicine in Japan and come up with some suggestions that could apply to Korea.
Keywords: Primary Care; Residency; Japan
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