Healthcare system of Singapore

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Healthcare system of Singapore by Mind Map: Healthcare system of Singapore

1. Challenges

1.1. Increasing aging population

1.1.1. Increase of bed crunch in hospitals

1.2. Increase demand of manpower

1.3. Low infant mortality rate

2. Financing

2.1. Government subsidies

2.1.1. Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

2.1.1.1. eligible for Singapore Citizens from lower- and middle-income families

2.1.1.1.1. Chas (Blue)

2.1.1.1.2. Chas (Orange)

2.1.1.1.3. Chas for Pioner Generation

2.2. 3Ms

2.2.1. Medishield

2.2.1.1. National health insurance scheme

2.2.1.1.1. To offers a lifelong protection for Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents against large hospital bills

2.2.2. Medifund

2.2.2.1. Serve as a safety net for patients that are facing financial difficulties with their remaining bills after receiving Government subsidies

2.2.2.1.1. To offer more targeted assistance for the needy elderly and the young

2.2.2.1.2. In 2007 and 2013, Medifund Silver and Medifund Junior was introduced.

2.2.3. Medisave

2.2.3.1. Compulsory medical savings account

2.2.3.1.1. Medical savings scheme helps individuals put aside part of their income into their Medisave Accounts

2.2.3.1.2. Able to use for their future personal or immediate family's hospitalization, day surgery and certain outpatient expenditures

3. Healthcare providers

3.1. Health promoting organisation

3.1.1. eg. Promotion Board (HPB)

3.1.1.1. Help to encourage healthy lifestyle and driving various national health promotion and illness prevention programs

3.2. Primary Care

3.2.1. eg. GP clinic

3.2.1.1. First point of consultation for patients

3.2.1.1.1. Eligible for all patients with any acute and chronic physical and mental conditions

3.2.1.1.2. Patients with non-medical needs eg family planning, vaccination

3.3. Secondary/Tertiary Care

3.4. Intermediate and Long term care (LTC)