Making informed choices
“The Ministry will continue to manage medical inflation without compromising the quality of patient care,” said the MOH spokeswoman. “We will use market forces, where appropriate, to manage medical costs — for example, through publishing bill sizes and quality indicators. She added: “This will allow Singaporeans to make informed choices on where to seek treatment and provide transparent benchmarks on the comparative efficiency of healthcare providers.” Singaporeans will now be better informed. So they can choose between SGH, KKH, NUH, CGH or AGH. And if they still find these hospitals unaffordable, they can try Gleneagles, Mt Elizabeth, Thomson, Raffles, East Coast, Mt Alvernia etc. Now that Singaporeans have so many choices, they should not complain about high hospital charges.