BusinessToday – Published 6 April 2021
Beacon Hospital Malaysia’s Consultant Clinical Oncologist and invited panelist for Axios International’s virtual webinar, Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim has highlighted doctors are not the only one who needs to educate patients on the importance of insurance, but it is equally the insurance players’ responsibility to educate patients.
Speaking at the ‘Making Healthcare Access Sustainable: Enhancing The Patient Experience During And Beyond The Pandemic’ virtual panel discussion, it was shown that 36 percent of the population claimed that private insurance is unnecessary according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2019.
“Following the survey, the issue is that the 36 percent is probably healthy young people who think they do not need insurance and I think they are unaware of the treatment cost especially in the private sector,” Dr. Ibrahim added.
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