Singapore

  • Summary
  • Healthcare
    system
  • Health
    insurance
  • Facts and figures
  • Medical Tourism
  • Events
  • Related
    Content
  • Industry
    participants

Healthcare system

The standard of healthcare is one of the best in the world, but also one of the most expensive. While the quality of treatment and care and the clean environment are superb, Singapore is one of Asia ...

Health insurance

Singapore has a universal healthcare system for permanent residents and citizens, who pay into the mandatory Medisave programme, which provides basic coverage, but many choose to contribute to the add ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Singapore
Population : 5.3 million
Healthcare expenditure : Login to view
No. of doctors : Login to view


 
 
 

Medical tourism

Within this section, you will find published information on medical tourism numbers, our estimate of inbound and outbound medical tourism, and IMTJ news and external news that provide estimates of med ...
 
Inbound patients : Login to view
Outbound patients : Login to view
 

Industry participants

Find an organisation

Events

No events found

Healthcare system

Within this section, you will find details of how the healthcare system in Singapore is set up and operates. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.



Health insurance

Within this section, you will find details of how state and privately funded health insurance in Singapore work. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.



Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Singapore
Population : 5.3 million
Main languages spoken : English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Main religion : Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
International dialling code : +65
Internet domain : .sg
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 76850 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

International inbound tourists : Login to view
World Bank 2015
International outbound tourists : Login to view
World Bank 2015

Population profile

Life expectancy (male) : Login to view
OECD / WHO 2015
Life expectancy (female) : Login to view
OECD / WHO 2015
Population over 65 : Login to view
UN 2015
Population over 80 : Login to view
UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

Physicians (total) : Login to view
WHO 2010
Physicians (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
General Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
OECD
General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Specialist Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
OECD
Specialist Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Nurses (total) : Login to view
OECD
Nurses (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Dentists (total) : Login to view
WHO 2010
Dentists (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016

Healthcare expenditure

Healthcare expenditure per capita : Login to view
WHO 2012
Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP : Login to view
WHO 2015
Government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditure : Login to view
WHO 2015
Per capita government expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

All hospitals : Login to view
OECD
Public hospitals : Login to view
OECD
Private hospitals : Login to view
OECD
Total hospital beds : Login to view
OECD
No of hospital beds (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
WHO 2008
CT scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
MRI scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD

Healthcare activity

Hospital discharges : Login to view
OECD
Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Knee replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Cataract surgery (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Hospitals - Average length of stay : Login to view
OECD
Hospitals - Occupancy : Login to view
OECD

Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Prostate cancer: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
Ischemic heart disease: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO

Cosmetic surgery

Number of plastic surgeons : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Total cosmetic: All procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Total cosmetic: Surgical procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Breast procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Face and head procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Total cosmetic: Non-surgical procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013

Obesity surgery

Number of operations performed : Login to view
Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
Number of metabolic/bariatric surgeons : Login to view
Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

Within this section, you will find information on medical tourism numbers, our estimate of inbound and outbound medical tourists (where they can be reliably ascertained) and news that provides estimates of medical tourism activity in Singapore. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.

Events

No events found

 
 

Are you running a medical travel event? Get a FREE basic listing on the IMTJ website. Add your event

If you want your event to stand out from the crowd, you can pay for a Featured Event listing. Find out more about our advertising packages or contact our sales team

Related Content

Insurance for medical tourism

News, 12 December, 2018

Germany’s Medigo offers medical travel insurance

India hospital takeover approved

News, 10 December, 2018

Is Asia’s IHH now treating the most medical travellers worldwide?

China healthtech expansion

News, 17 October, 2018

China’s WeDoctor in Asia partnership

Singapore bans referrals

News, 17 October, 2018

Singapore ends foreign patient referrals to local hospitals

Health care efficiency score

News, 25 September, 2018

Hong Kong top of Bloomberg’s healthcare efficiency index

Targeting China

News, 15 September, 2018

Choose the right social media in China

Myanmar outbound medical travel

News, 02 September, 2018

Falling trust increases patient flow from Myanmar to Thailand & Singapore

Singapore inbound medical tourism

News, 14 August, 2018

Singapore hospital group reports fewer international patients

bablyon AI tech across Asia

News, 13 August, 2018

12 Asian markets to access AI-powered digital health services

Singapore medical tourism decline

News, 30 July, 2018

Is Singapore pricing itself out of the region?

Top 10 for medical tourism?

News, 10 June, 2018

MTQUA identifies its 10 best hospitals and clinics for 2018

Save your stem cells

News, 14 May, 2018

3 million people globally store stem cells for treatment in the future

Challenges for Philippines

News, 06 April, 2018

Why medical tourism is not taking off in the Philippines

China healthcare property growth

News, 29 March, 2018

Linking medical tourism and high-speed rail in China

Myanmar medical tourism investment

News, 19 March, 2018

Thai hospital to open in Myanmar

Cambodian medical tourism centre

News, 17 March, 2018

Medical tourism centre partnership in Cambodia

Wellness tourism booms

News, 05 March, 2018

Wellness tourism expects significant growth

Medical tourism expansion

News, 13 February, 2018

BookDoc aims to expand

Global medical tourism for Muslims

News, 27 December, 2017

Muslim medical tourism promotion

Malaysia’s medical centre project

News, 27 October, 2017

Thomson Iskander project

Industry participants

Find hospitals and clinics, agents and facilitators, services and other organisations operating in the medical travel industry that are based in Singapore.

Find an organisation

Featured organisations

MyMediTravel

Medical tourism portals in Hong Lim Complex

Based in Singapore, MyMediTravel is a medical tourism portal designed to help prospective patients access a wide range of healthcare and medical procedures at partnered facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Mexico and Brazil. The free service offers a single market place combined with a free quote option, saving hours of time spent researching and comparing clinics, hospitals and doctors.

Full access

Already an IMTJ member?

LOGIN

UPCOMING EVENTS

IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2019

28 April, 2019 to 30 April, 2019

Berlin