Public Health Professionals : The Unsung Heroes

Want to stay in healthcare but outside the hospital or clinic setting? Then public health may be the field for you. Public health is safeguarding the health and its determinants in a community. In easier terms, it is a collective effort to prevent a presumably healthy person from getting a disease. It is also known […]

Building A GP Clinic In Malaysia- Part 2: Executing Your Plans

Building a General Practitioner (GP) clinic in Malaysia can be an exciting but challenging process. Two of the most critical factors in starting a GP clinic is the cost of capital and the running cost. The cost of setting up a GP clinic can vary significantly, depending on several factors such as the location, size of the clinic, and the equipment and services offered. In this article, we will take a closer look at the capital cost items involved in building a GP clinic in Malaysia and provide you with an estimate of how much it would cost.

Building A GP Clinic In Malaysia: A Step-By-Step Guide. (Part 1 – Planning)

Building a General Practitioner (GP) clinic in Malaysia can be an exciting but challenging process. Two of the most critical factors in starting a GP clinic is the cost of capital and the running cost. The cost of setting up a GP clinic can vary significantly, depending on several factors such as the location, size of the clinic, and the equipment and services offered. In this article, we will take a closer look at the capital cost items involved in building a GP clinic in Malaysia and provide you with an estimate of how much it would cost.

The State of Our Secondary Healthcare: Part 2 by Dr Vivek Subramaniam

Introduction The Malaysian public health system follows a combination of the Beveridge and Bismarck models of healthcare financing. The Beveridge model, also known as the National Health Service (NHS) model, is a tax-funded system that provides universal coverage to all citizens and residents, with the government responsible for financing and organizing healthcare services. Countries that […]

The State of Our Primary Care System: Part 1 by Dr Vivek Subramaniam

Primary care is the first point of contact for individuals seeking medical attention, and is often provided by general practitioners (GPs) or primary care physicians. It is an essential component of any healthcare system, as it serves as the gateway to specialized care and helps to prevent the progression of diseases. The Alma Ata Declaration, a […]

Improving Primary Care in Malaysia through the Implementation of GPwSIs model

The GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) model has been widely implemented in countries such as the United Kingdom, where it has been shown to improve the quality of care provided in primary care clinics. In Malaysia, the implementation of GPwSIs has the potential to bring many benefits to the healthcare system, including reduced referrals to specialists and hospitals, and […]