Health Care in Malaysia The Dynamics of Provision, Financing and Access
The health care system in Malaysia has undergone a fundamental transformation over the last two decades. This book examines this transformation and explores the pressing issues it faces today. It includes coverage of:
- the evolution of the system since independence, from the colonial legacy of national provision bequeathed from the British to the impact of the global ideological shift against statism in the 1980s
- considers the responses of the Malaysian state and government policy
- issues such as equity of provision, women's access to health care, HIV-AIDS health care, care for the elderly.
The book offers a detailed examination of the changing face of health care in Malaysia, and its impact on Malaysian citizens, users and society.
Introduction: The Transformation of Health Care in Malaysia Part 1: The State and the Private Sector in the Financing and Provision of Health Care 1. The Growth of Corporate Health Care in Malaysia 2. Regulating Malaysia’s Private Health Care Sector 3. Rising Health Care Costs: The Contradictory Responses of the Malaysian State 4. Malaysian Health Policy in Comparative Perspective 5. The Welfarist State Under Duress: Global Influences and Local Contingencies in Malaysia 6. Equity in Malaysian Healthcare: An Analysis of Public Health Expenditures and Healthcare Facilities Part 2: People’s Access to Health Care 7. Health Care for the Orang Asli: Consequences of Paternalism and Non-Recognition 8. Women’s Access to Health Care Services in Malaysia 9. HIV-AIDS Health Care Policy and Practice in Malaysia 10. Health Care and Long Term Care Issues for the Elderly 11. Health Care in Sarawak: Model of a Public System. Epilogue: Civil Society and Health Care Policy in Malaysia