Korea Times, August 18, 2009

Korea is cracking down on patients that check into hospitals unnecessarily, often after car accidents, and cost insurers billons in false payouts annually. The new regulation comes as the economic downturn has recently been pushing up the number of patients who try to make free money from insurance payouts by faking injuries. Starting Aug. 28, hospitals will be responsible for keeping track of their patients' outdoor trips, and hospitals that fail to provide the information to insurers and government officials will face a fine of up to 3 million won ($2,430).

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