The State of Malaysia’s Public Health

By Lim Chee Han

May 2018 STATISTICS
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The number of health facilities in Malaysia has not kept up with the pace of population growth (Figure 1). The ratio of public hospitals to 100,000 population dropped from 0.53 in 2006 to 0.48 in 2016, while the bed-to-100,000 population ratio has barely improved, dropping slightly from 145.5 in 2006 to 144.4 in 2016. Looking at the growth rate of the indicators of both public health demand and supply from 2011 to 2016, it can be deduced that the supply...

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Lim Chee Han

received his PhD in Infection Biology from Hannover Medical School, Germany. He is currently a senior analyst in the economics section at Penang Institute.