How the Medical system works in South Korea
Located in northeast Asia, South Korea is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the east and the Yellow Sea to the west. The urban district of Seoul, the capital, is home to nearly half the country's population and is one of the most densely populated megacities in the world.
South Korea covers the southern half of the Korean peninsula. It shares its only border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the north, following the partition of the territory in 1945. After the end of the Korean War in 1953, South Korea experienced a real economic boom: it was, in 2021, the 10th largest economy in the world in terms of GDP.
Since the 1950s, the health sector has undergone some remarkable improvements. So much so that South Korea's healthcare system is now among the best in the world.
The country can boast top quality medical care, provided by highly qualified professionals. The very modern medical infrastructure comfortably meets international standards.
Thanks to universal health insurance in South Korea, a wide range of healthcare services can be provided at a reasonable cost. The national health insurance system is managed by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS).