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Strategy

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Accessing and Collecting Healthcare Data in Malaysia

As most of the data for healthcare statistics already exist within our healthcare system, the NHSI’s strategy is to use available statistics where they exist to produce the required statistics. And in cases where the required data either do not exist or are not available in accessible or usable form, the NHSI designed and conducted sample surveys targeting healthcare establishment in Malaysia. The provider-based surveys were designed to collect previously unavailable data about the healthcare organizations/providers, their services, supporting facilities and medical technologies. The family of healthcare surveys in NHSI, existing data resources and survey design are summarised below :

NHSI Family of Healthcare Data Sources and Survey Designs

 

Healthcare Survey Available Statistics or Existing Data Sources Data Collection through Healthcare Statistics Surveys
National Healthcare Establishment & Workforce Survey (NHEWS)
  • Healthcare facility administrative and registration database.
  • Health professionals’ registers.
The NHEWS targets ALL registered healthcare establishments in the country (100% sample). The sampling frame for public facilities is available from the MOH, while the sampling frame for registered private facilities is available from Cawangan Kawalan Amalan Perubatan Swasta (CKAPS)
National Medicines Use Survey (NMUS)
  • Healthcare facility administrative recoreds (purchasing, dispensing etc)
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers’ or distributors’ drugs sales records
General Practices & Primary Care Prescription Survey. This is incorporated into the Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (see 4 below)
National Medical Device Survey (NMDS)
  • Healthcare facility administrative records (asset inventory, purchasing, etc)
  • Medical device manufacturers’ or distributors’ drugs sales records
  • Radiation device registration data
Survey available medical technology targets ALL registered healthcare establishment in the country (100% sample).This is incorporated within the Healthcare Establishment & Workforce Survey (see 1 above)
National Medical Care Survey (NMCS)
  • Routine health statistics from the Health Informatics Centre MOH, Department of Statistics and various patient registers.
  • Population mortality data from Department of Statistics
  • The Ambulatory Medical Care Survey targets ALL registered primary care practices (General Practices or Klinik Kesihatan) in the country (100% sample).
  • The sampling frame for public, facilities are the registered Klinikal Kesihatan (KK) from the Family Health Development Division and the sampling frame for private facilities are the registered entities with Medical Practice Division (CKAPS).

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