By William A. Haseltine

ISBN-10: 0815724160

ISBN-13: 9780815724162

This is the tale of the Singapore healthcare approach: the way it works, the way it is financed, its heritage, the place it's going, and what classes it may possibly carry for nationwide well-being structures all over the world. Singapore ranks 6th on the planet in healthcare results, but spends proportionally much less on healthcare than the other high-income state. this can be the 1st publication to set out a accomplished system-level description of healthcare in Singapore, with a purpose to realizing what may be discovered from its certain procedure layout and improvement path.

The classes from Singapore could be of curiosity to these at the moment making plans the way forward for healthcare in rising economies, in addition to these engaged within the pressing debates on healthcare within the wealthier nations confronted with severe long term demanding situations in healthcare financing. Policymakers, legislators, public health and wellbeing officers answerable for healthcare platforms making plans, finance and operations, in addition to these engaged on healthcare concerns in universities and imagine tanks may still know how the Singapore process works to accomplish reasonable excellence.

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