Singapore is rated as one of the best countries in the world for medical care. Patients from all around the world come to Singapore for treatment, from simple health screenings to high-end surgical procedures, long-term treatments such as oncology and cancer treatments, as well as cosmetic surgery and dental treatments.
Healthcare providers in Singapore are constantly strengthening their medical capabilitiess through professional exchanges with other first-class medical centers around the world, and have access to the latest innovations in medical technology through the robust healthcare eco-system here.
With most medical practitioners having trained in the best hospitals and clinics around the world, medical travelers to Singapore can be confident of receiving the highest quality treatment, equal to the best available in the United States and western Europe. This, combined with Singapore’s safe and stable political climate, and business-friendly environment, makes Singapore one of the premier medical tourism destinations in the world.
Some specific advantages of Singapore for medical care include:
- Well trained doctors and medical staff; most doctors are trained in some of the best medical centers in the world, including the United States, United Kingdom and western Europe, and Australia.
- Well-regulated healthcare system which ensures all licensed medical practitioners are competent and qualified in accordance with strict government standards.
- Private and public hospital network with accreditation from international agencies such as JCI for assurance of quality care.
- Well equipped hospitals with the latest state of the art equipment and training facilities.
- Transparent pricing structure from private and state-funded hospitals.
- Relatively affordable in comparison to private healthcare in the United States or the United Kingdom.
Some key facts and statistics about Singapore as a medical destination:
- Ranked sixth out of 191 countries in the world, and ranked best healthcare system in Asia by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2000.
- Ranked second out of 48 countries in Bloomberg’s 2013 ranking of healthcare systems.
- About 25 medical institutions with more than 9,600 doctors, 1,500 dentists, and 29,000 nurses catering to international patient services, as of 2012.
- Singapore’s blood supply ranks among the safest in the world. Blood Services Group HSA (previously known as Singapore’s Centre for Transfusion) was appointed a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Blood Centre for Transfusion Medicine for the Western Pacific Region in 1992.
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