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Koreans feeling huge medical expenditure burden

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23-Jul-15 Korea's Ministry of Health & Welfare compared the Korean National Health Accounts and Total Health Expenditure data for 2014 to the OECD’s Health Data and announced that the Korean government’s public financial resources accounted for 55% of the country’s national health expenditures. Conversely, the average of the 34 OECD member countries was as high as 72%. [image: Business Korea]

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Singapore's hospitals turn to robots for healthcare assistance

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23-Jul-15 With Singapore's ageing population there will be more seniors needing care, but not enough carers. This is why hospitals are turning to robots. A robot can help recovering patients exercise; another can keep dementia patients occupied. The idea is to "take the manual out of healthcare", said Ms Selina Seah, director of the Centre for Healthcare Assitive & Robotics Technology. [image: Straits Times]

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‘Hospital At Home’ program introduced in HCMC

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23-Jul-15 The ‘Hospital At Home’ program has recently become more popular in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, thanks to the participation of four public hospitals. The public infirmaries now also offer the service to provide care and brief diagnoses at home for elderly patients and those who have difficulty walking. Each health check costs from VND150k (USD7) to VND500k (USD23). [image: Tuoi Tre News]

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