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National Healthcare Establishments & Workforce Statistics (Primary Care) 2010

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The National Healthcare Establishment and Workforce Statistics (NHEWS) – Primary Care 2010 is yet another national representation of the primary care setting in Malaysia. In parallel to the two tiered healthcare system in Malaysia, this report shows direct comparison of the distribution of facilities, services, workforce and medical devices between sectors and amongst the states. The tables are divided according to the 5 chapters in this report.

 

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NHEWS Primary Care 2010 – Methods
NHEWS Primary Care 2010 – Establishment
NHEWS Primary Care 2010 – Facilities
NHEWS Primary Care 2010 – Services
NHEWS Primary Care 2010 – Workforce
NHEWS Primary Care 2010 – Medical Devices
NHEWS Primary Care 2010 – Appendices


Primary care is the basic or general healthcare that focuses on the point at which ideally a patient first seeks assistance from the medical care system. It also forms the basis for referrals to secondary and tertiary level care1. To fulfil this function, primary care clinics have to be widely distributed and well equipped to allow appropriately trained staff to make sound clinical decisions on treatment and referrals. In Malaysia, there were 5104 private primary care clinics and 806 health clinics (henceforth known as Klinik Kesihatan or KK) reported in 2009. The overall density of primary care clinics was 2.09 per 10000 population and the number of private clinics outnumbered the public by 6.3 to 1. The highest and lowest densities per 10000 population by state were for Wilayah Persekutuan (WP) Kuala Lumpur (3.85) and Sabah & WP (1.02). Cross migration in health seeking behaviours could explain the high consultation rates per capita in WP Kuala Lumpur compared with the national average.


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