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e-THOUGHT
VOLUME 11, NUMBER 3 (JULY - SEPTEMBER, 2010)

In this issue:

MALAYSIA:
INCREASINGLY IRRATIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM



Source: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia Press)

"There are just too many horror stories that have been brought to my attention and I am getting quite nervous"
Dr Mohd Ismail Merican, Director-General, Ministry of Health (December 2009)

"The exorbitant fees now charged by private hospitals has (sic) been brought to my attention many times "
Dr Mohd Ismail Merican, Director-General, Ministry of Health (The Star, June 7, 2010)

Articles

Privatization of Healthcare in Malaysia
Outcome of a Quarter Century of Privatization

Financing of Healthcare
Public Health Supercourse Lecture

Social Health Insurance
Power Point Lecture

Elsewhere ....

Re-thinking the State and Healthcare in Penang
Analysis by USM Expert on Health Policy in Malaysia

Promotion of Medical Tourism in Malaysia
Exacerbating Problems in the Malaysian Healthcare System?

Health Financing Issues in Malaysia
Paper by Another Expert on Malaysia's Healthcare System

Oil Spills in the Niger Delta
Environmental Crimes - Deepwater Horizon is Not The First!

Tony Judt on Social Democracy
No Other Option for a Decent Society?

Chuckles

World Cup Sickness
Getting the Boot?