The affordable excellence of Singaporean Healthcare
It is fitting that I am returning to Singapore for the publication of my book, Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story. In 2010, was inspired by a speech given by then Minister for Health of Singapore, Khaw Boon Wan at the inaugural meeting of NIHA. After learning about the history and the thinking behind Singapore's effective and unique system, I was surprised to learn that not a single book describing Singapore's approach to healthcare existed. I am delighted to share that Affordable Excellence will launch on April 10, in conjunction with the World Health Summit Singapore.
The Singapore system offers a guide to controlling costs and paying for health in the present. It also may provide a blueprint for the future. Singapore is relatively unique amongst governments in its ability to plan for the future. In the past,...