An appendix on nurses


The provision of cheap and high quality healthcare has catapulted the Malaysian healthcare system into the top global echelon. In 2014,’s annual Global Retirement Index ranked Malaysia as the third best and most affordable country for healthcare globally. Malaysia’s healthcare scored 95 out of a possible 100 points for the following criteria:
• cost of care
• quality
• number of people per doctor
• number of hospital beds per 1,000 people
• percentage of population with access to safe water
• infant mortality rate
• life expectancy
• public health as a percentage of GDP

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