Book Review The Private Healthcare Sector in Johor: Trends and Prospects Meghann Ormond & Lim Chee Han (2018) Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (47 pages) This ISEAS monograph would be of special interest to regional (health services) planners and would-be investors in the private hospital and medical tourism industries. The authors begin with useful background information … Continue reading Losing The Trees For The Forest?
The Ministry of Health may possibly introduce a price control mechanism for drugs in the middle of the year. Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad told the Dewan Rakyat last November that the government wanted to set ceiling retail prices for consumers at all dispense channels to make medicines more affordable. Price regulations are an excessive form … Continue reading How To Reduce Drug Prices Without A Ceiling
March 7 – The increase in preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria has frightened the government enough into considering making vaccinations mandatory for children entering school. According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia saw a whopping 891.8 per cent increase in measles over the past five years, rising from 195 cases in 2013 to … Continue reading Ban Unvaccinated Children From Kindergarten, School, College
The healthcare environment today is different from that a century ago when care and compassion were about all that could be provided to patients in almost all instances. Technological advances in the last half century, the growth of other healthcare professions and specialization in Medicine have increased diagnostic and treatment options which have improved outcomes … Continue reading What Matters To You In Healthcare