Letters Singapore’s non-solution to healthcare costs

Provider choice and cost conscious consumers contribute to Singapore’s performance

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5223 (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5223
  1. April Harding, economist1
  1. 1Washington, DC, USA
  1. harding.april{at}gmail.com

I agree that readers shouldn’t wrongly conclude that Medisave, Medishield, and Medifund by themselves account for Singapore’s excellent performance,1 but it is unhelpful to leave it at that.

The existence of these medical savings accounts (and …

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