Commentary

Subsidies for different care hospitals need to be better aligned

The Government has been building more community hospitals to plug the gap for patients who need longer care, but not intensive treatment.

It is called right-siting - caring for patients at an appropriate level, and charging them accordingly. This should mean that they pay less at a community hospital than at a general hospital.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2019, with the headline 'Subsidies for different care hospitals need to be better aligned'. Print Edition | Subscribe