12 Dec '11, 2pm

シンガポールの2010年度医療費政府負担額(公立病院のみ)が22億ドルを計上 |Govt subsidies for patients in public hospitals amounted to S$2.2b in 2010

SINGAPORE: Government subsidies for patients in public hospitals amounted to some S$2.2 billion last year. This was disclosed by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in his reply to MP for Marine Parade Seah Kian Peng in Parliament on Tuesday. Public hospitals saw four million outpatients in 2010 and over 67 per cent of these were subsidised patients. Out of the 345,000 inpatients who were discharged during that time, close to 85 per cent received subsidies. About 250,000 stayed in subsidised B2 and C class wards, including patients in B1 wards who received some form of subsidy. Subsidised services accounted for close to 85 per cent of total inpatient workload. According to Mr Gan, services that are not subsidised, such as Class A ward admissions or private day surgeries, are generally charged on a cost recovery basis. Non-subsidised services accounted for about S$11 million, or o...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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