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Lung cancer in Malaysia

Rajadurai, Pathmanathan and How, Soon Hin and Liam, Chong Kin and Sachithanandan, Anand and Soon, Sing Yang and Tho, Lye Mun (2020) Lung cancer in Malaysia. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 492. pp. 317-323. ISSN 0022-5193 E-ISSN 1095-8541

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Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. The population of Malaysia (just over 30 million) is multi-ethnic; approximately half the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Chinese, Indians, and indigenous peoples. Approximately 70% of the population is urban (Fig. 1).1 Life expectancy of Malaysians at birth is 74.9 years.2 Health care services in Malaysia are dichotomous between systems of public and private health care. Most patients (w65%) in Malaysia seek health care services in public facilities.3 However, the main drawback of public health care is a shortage of doctors and specialists in public hospitals.3 Public health care in Malaysia is heavily subsidized and offers services at a fraction of the cost of treatment in the private sector. Patients receiving treatment in private facilities, on the other hand, are usually covered by private health care insurance or make out-of-pocket payments.3 There is currently no universal-access national health care scheme in Malaysia.3 The total expenditure on health was 4.24% of the gross domestic product in 2017.4

Item Type: Article (Editorial)
Additional Information: 2987/80182
Uncontrolled Keywords: lung cancer, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC731 Specialties of Internal Medicine-Diseases of The Respiratory System
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: AP Soon Hin How
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 16:57
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 12:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80182

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