Malaysia Health Care System Advantages And Disadvantages

3401 Words14 Pages
Introduction Many countries throughout the world have placed a great important on developing and improving its health care system. Any countries that desire to attain a greater welfare in its society would sooner or later find it practical to create services that meet the health need of its population. In the case of Malaysia, the country medical system has been adapted to meet the needs of its evolving social and economic panorama since its independence in 1957.

The goal of this report is to provide a brief description of the Malaysia health care system, its main provider, structure, and the problems that occurs. It also provides some insights into the advantages and disadvantages of Malaysia position as a nation, as well as the obstacles
…show more content…
During the late 20th century, the economy grew rapidly as well (annual growth of 9% on average). Thanks to its strong economic growth Malaysia has reduced overall poverty but it has been less successful in lowering income inequality. Thanks to the economical and social progress climate characterizing the country in the last decades, Malaysia has made great gains from a health perspective as well. Between 1970 and 2008 life expectancy has increased by 10 years and the causes of mortality have shifted from infectious to non-infectious diseases.

Health Care Services: The main providers The Malaysian health care system mostly is characterized by tax-funded universal services ran by the government and by private sector services. The public sector provides 82% of inpatient cares and 35% of ambulatory care, and the private sector supply the 18% of the former care and 62% of the latter. The Ministry
 of Health (MOH) regulates and runs most of the public sector health services. It offers a wide and complete range of services up to health promotion and disease
…show more content…
The social security organization also known as SOCSO or PERKESO provides financial assistance to employees along with their families. It primary objective is to provide protection for employment in the case of injury and invalidity. The department of employment makes the employer responsible in ensuring their employees are signed. Only Malaysian residents and permanent residents are eligible to receive and contribute to the program. Benefits can be received in the case of an accident, which results in death, disability, illness, or an occupational disease. Coverage under the system is optional for employees with income greater then 3000 ringgits per month and is mandatory for those

More about Malaysia Health Care System Advantages And Disadvantages

Open Document