Universal health coverage in Malaysia: issues and challenges / Ng Chiu Wan, NoranNaqiah Mohd Hairi, Ng Chirk Jenn and Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Ng, Chiu Wan and Mohd Hairi, Noran Naqiah and Ng, Chirk Jenn and Kamarulzaman, Adeeba (2014) Universal health coverage in Malaysia: issues and challenges / Ng Chiu Wan, NoranNaqiah Mohd Hairi, Ng Chirk Jenn and Adeeba Kamarulzaman. In: National Population Conference on the Inter-Relationship Between Population Dynamics and Development, 26 June 2014, Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort, Putrajaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Socioeconomic development in Malaysia, over the past few decades, has led to the improvement and expansion of the public healthcare system. This system has provided universal access to a low-priced package of comprehensive health care leading Malaysia to claim to have achieved universal health coverage (UHC). However, the Malaysian health landscape is changing rapidly. Provision of private care has grown especially in large urban towns, mainly in response to public demand. Thus far, private care has been predominantly bought and utilised by the rich but because of differentials in quality of care between the public and private sector, unabated expansion of the private health sector has the potential to adversely affect universal access to care. This effect may be accentuated in the coming years by demographic changes in the country specifically by the ageing of the population. This paper is intended to highlight challenges to UHC in Malaysia in the face of the changing health landscape in the country and to offer some suggestions as to how these challenges can be met.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: National Population and Family Development (NPFDB) in collaboration with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
Keywords: health indicators, population
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 302 Social interaction
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2014 08:09
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 08:09
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/399

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