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The current status of the Korean student health examination

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Author(s): Hye-Jung Shin

Journal: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 1738-1061

Volume: 56;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 313;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: School health care | School health examination | Student health examination

ABSTRACT
Recent trends place an emphasis on school health care, the ultimate goal of which is to protect,maintain, and promote students’ health. School health care is a program that integrates health careservices, health education, health counseling, and local social health services. The student healthexamination (SHE) system is a part of school health care and schools and communities must beavailable to provide professional health services. Pediatricians also have important roles as experts inboth school health care and the SHE system. In this article, the history of school health care, its legalbasis, and the current status of the SHE system in Korea are reviewed. Furthermore, sample surveysfrom the past few years are reviewed. Through this holistic approach, future directions are proposed forthe improvement of SHE and school health care.
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