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Major Concerns and Future Challenges Back to Healthcare

Although Singapore has come a long way in improving its health status and standard of medical service, it still faces many concerns and challenges. These include:
  • The increasing cost of providing healthcare as a result of advances in medical knowledge and technology, leading to increased specialisation and sub-specialisation and greater use of medical technology.
  • The rising expectations and demand for better and more sophisticated health services by an increasingly well-informed and more affluent public.
  • The rapid ageing of the population where the proportion of those 60 years and above is estimated to increase from the present 11% to 27% by the year 2030. It is known that the aged will incur a higher healthcare expenditure.
  • The shortage of nurses and paramedics such as dieticians and nutritionists.