Health Ministry to publish total operation fees for public hospitals only
Published on Aug 22, 2014 2:00 PM
SINGAPORE - The Health Ministry (MOH) will start publishing total operation fees for public hospitals only, Minister of State for Health Lam Pin Min said on Friday.
These fees - which make up part of the total hospital bill - consist of surgeon, anaesthetist, and facility fees. However, the Ministry will not be providing a fee break-down.
The Ministry announced its intention to start publishing these fees next month in a statement last Saturday. Currently, it only publishes total hospital bills for 80 common conditions in both public and private hospitals.
As most public hospital doctors are paid a salary by their employers, "there is no direct link between the total operation fee and doctors' salaries," Dr Lam said.
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