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'Malaysia'

1990 data. Information is reproduced from the Guide to Health Services of the World, published by the International Hospital Federation, ISBN 0 900590 26 2. Price 16.00.

National Population
18m

Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)
28.0

Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
68.8 (male) 73.4 (female)

Death Rate (per 1000 population)
5.2 (male) 4.0 (female)


Total expenditure on health services in US$
710m


Description of Health Service
Financing of the public sector currently comes directly from government, though it is looking at alternatives due to the increasing demand for health care, primarily towards the private sector. The government is currently tendering for the national privatisation of hospital, cleaning, waste management and laundry services.




 
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