Healtcare in Malaysia has undergone drastic changes over the years. Today, Malaysia has an efficient and easily accessible healthcare system. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Malaysian healthcare market was valued at RM 52 billion at end of 2017.
Malaysia operates under a two-tier healthcare system, consisting of a government-run universal healthcare system (public sector) and co-existing private healthcare system (private sector). Both private and public healthcare sectors are still gradually expanding in terms of number of hospitals, with an estimated average annual growth rate of 2.4% and 2.6%, respectively.
Based on “Health Facts 2013” published by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), Malaysia’s total expenditure on health was 4.55% of its GDP in 2015. Government and private funding accounted for approximately 52% and 48% of total health expenditure in Malaysia, respectively.