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 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
The Routledge Malaysian Studies Series publishes high quality scholarship that provides important new contributions to knowledge on Malaysia. It also signals research that spans comparative studies, involving the Malaysian experience with that of other nations.
This series, initiated by the Malaysian Social Science Association (MSSA) to promote study of contemporary and historical issues in Malaysia, and designed to respond to the growing need to publish important research, also serves as a forum for debate on key issues in Malaysian society. As an academic series, it will be used to generate new theoretical debates in the social sciences and on processes of change in this society.
The Series covers a broad range of subjects including history, politics, economics, sociology, international relations, geography, business, education, religion, literature, culture and ethnicity. The series will encourage work adopting an interdisciplinary approach.
New proposals for the series are welcomed. Prospective authors should in the first instance contact the series editors, whose email addresses are: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; and email@example.com.