27 Mar '12, 2am

Any new healthcare plan that is proposed needs to answer these questions: First, how many more lives can it save?...

Any new healthcare plan that is proposed needs to answer these questions: First, how many more lives can it save?...

The SDP National Healthcare Plan , many questions have been raised about the healthcare system in Singapore. I would like to discuss this subject by way of analysing the SDP's plan. This, however, cannot be done without a firm understanding of the burden of diseases. I will, therefore, begin the discussion with this first of a three-part series of articles by focusing on why managing and reducing the burden of diseases should be the purpose of government expenditure on healthcare. While there is a larger than expected positive expression of support for the SDP's plan, I had anticipated a much healthier debate from the traditional sceptics and cynics. What is evident in their argument is the little understanding that they have about the purpose of government healthcare expenditure, which is to help the country to not only manage but also reduce the burden of disease in the ...

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yoursdp.org 22 Mar '12, 10am

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yoursdp.org 20 Mar '12, 6am

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grist.org 26 Mar '12, 11am

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yoursdp.org 22 Mar '12, 9am

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yoursdp.org 26 Mar '12, 12pm

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yoursdp.org 21 Mar '12, 8am

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yoursdp.org 19 Mar '12, 1am

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Healthcare: A Comparison Between The PAP And SD...

yoursdp.org 19 Mar '12, 6am

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yoursdp.org 28 Mar '12, 12am

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yoursdp.org 17 Mar '12, 4pm

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