Singapore has created one of the best health systems in the world while spending only 4% of GDP on health care. Globally there is a need for greater cross-country learning and application of models that contain costs while providing advanced care. Affordable Excellence describes Singapore’s health care finance and delivery models, including their combined history, planning, and innovations, so that other countries may study Singapore’s system as proof of principle for high quality, affordable care.
This book is meant as a resource for policy makers, government planning agencies, academics, and those who are interested in studying Singapore’s success in creating a competitive, affordable health care market. The research for this book comes through interviews with Singapore’s ministries, health care providers, academics, and finance planners.