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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2019;23(1):7-12.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2019.23.1.7    Published online January 31, 2019.
Renovation of Maternal-child Healthcare Centers and the National Maternal-child Medical Center Based on the Mother and Child Act
Jong Yun Hwang
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea
모자보건법의 모자보건센터와 중앙모자의료센터의 기능 개선방안
황종윤
강원대학교 의학전문대학원 산부인과학교실
Correspondence:  Jong Yun Hwang,
Email: rapidhwang@kangwon.ac.kr
Abstract
The Mother and Child Act is the most important law set up to maintain and improve maternal-child healthcare. This act was established in 1973 and was revised to improve maternal-child healthcare. This act includes the establishment and management of a maternal-child healthcare center in the district, a maternal-child regional healthcare center in the province, and a national maternal-child medical center. In the baby boom era, maternal- child healthcare centers provided maternity care and delivery services as well as emergency obstetrical management, but those centers stopped providing maternity care in the low birth-rate era. The last revised act included the establishment of a national maternal-child medical center to care for the increase in the number of high-risk pregnancies. This review briefly evaluates the goals and roles of a maternal-child healthcare center and a national maternal-child medical center according to the Mother and Child Act, and integrates high risk pregnancies with a neonatal care center to renovate the maternity healthcare system.
Key Words: safety childbirth, maternal child health care center, mother and child act


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