Affordable And Quality Healthcare for The B40 Group in Selangor


Kandasamy, Shamini and Mohd Rom, Noor Ashikin and Ahmad, Abdul Aziz (2022) Affordable And Quality Healthcare for The B40 Group in Selangor. In: Postgraduate Social Science Colloquium 2022, 1 - 2 June 2022, Online.

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Background of research & Problems - The Malaysian Healthcare system is one of the lowest and most affordable health care systems in Asia. It tends to treat all Malaysians equally at the public hospitals. The main limitation with the system would be there is a long waiting time to seek treatment especially when the treatment is complex in nature. Public funding is limited and the public hospitals face many constraints especially when there is shortage of specialists, limited equipment and lack of funds. Covid 19 has made the treatment foe Malaysians in the public healthcare worst as the resources are diverted towards the Pandemic related sickness. Research Objectives - This study is to find ways to help the B40 to obtain quality and fast treatment before it would turn fatal. Due to work commitments, trust in the healthcare systems and long waiting time, the B40 seek medical treatment as the last resort and finally it might be too late for them as the diseases are at advanced stage. A considerable effort is also taken when the patients come at the critical stage of the disease, The accessibility to seek medical treatment also may be in question. The quality of life of the lowincome earners also found that being single and having earned low income, the quality life is low and the presence of chronic diseases were noticed. (Puteh et al, 2019) Research Method - Practical recommendations to improve the public policy will be proposed for the wellbeing of the B40. A mixed method research would be conducted in Selangor in order to address the issues from the B40 perspective, the doctors and policy makers. A survey will be conducted to the B40 living in the specified areas in Selangor. Interviews will be arranged with a focus group at the Ministry level together with experienced professionals to get their views on the workable solutions. Expected Findings - It is hoped that a national policy on the healthcare for the B40 can be recommended to fulfil the healthcare of the B40.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare in Malaysia, B40 Health, Public Hospital Facilities, Quality of Healthcare, Late stage patients
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 02:58
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 07:48


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