Chronic disease management in Singapore polyclinics

  • Verna Kar Mun Lee
  • Ngiap Chuan Tan

Abstract

Singapore is a small country with a total population of 4.4 million (2005). It has a relatively young population with 8.3% of the population above 65 years of age.1 However, in 2006 there are about 1 million Singaporeans who are affected by four common chronic diseases, i.e. diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and stroke.2 These non-communicable diseases, together with cancers, account for more than 60% of all deaths and a high burden of disability and healthcare expenditures. The burden of these diseases is likely to rise with the rapidly ageing population and changing lifestyles, and will present profound challenges to healthcare delivery and financing systems over the next 20 years. (copied from article)

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Published
2006-10-01
How to Cite
LeeV. K. M., & TanN. C. (2006). Chronic disease management in Singapore polyclinics. Malaysian Family Physician, 1(2 & 3), 3. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/217
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