publication . Article . 2016

The Malaysian health care system: Ecology, plans, and reforms.

Andrea Sebastian; Mohamed Ali Alzain; Collins Otieno Asweto; Gehendra Mahara; Xiuhua Guo; Manshu Song; Youxin Wang; Wei Wang;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2016 Journal: Family Medicine and Community Health, volume 4, pages 19-29 (issn: 2305-6983, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
Abstract
Malaysia is on its way to achieving developed nation status in the next 4 years. Currently, Malaysia is on track for three Millennium Development Goals (MDG1, MDG4, and MDG7). The maternal mortality rate, infant mortality rate, and mortality rate of children younger than 5 years improved from 25.6% (2012) to 6.6% (2013), and 7.7% (2012) per 100,000 live births, respectively whereas immunization coverage for infants increased to an average of 90%. As of 2013 the ratio of physicians to patients improved to 1:633 while the ratio of health facilities to the population was 1:10,272. The current government administration has proposed a reform in the form of the 10th M...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
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publication . Article . 2016

The Malaysian health care system: Ecology, plans, and reforms.

Andrea Sebastian; Mohamed Ali Alzain; Collins Otieno Asweto; Gehendra Mahara; Xiuhua Guo; Manshu Song; Youxin Wang; Wei Wang;