How Much NCDs cost in Malaysia?

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the main cause of death and disability in Malaysia. Their growing prevalence is placing increased strain on the country’s health system through a rising demand for health services. Given the country’s ageing population, the health and economic burden of NCDs can be expected to worsen over time.

The report estimates the direct healthcare costs of selected NCDs – cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and cancer – for the national population of Malaysia.

The total direct health-care costs of the three selected NCD categories were estimated at
RM 9.65 billion in 2017. This equates to a per capita cost for the national population of RM 301.37.
For overall expenditure by NCD category, the estimated total health-care cost for diabetes was
RM 4.38 billion (45.38% of total costs), followed by CVD with RM 3.93 billion (40.73%), and cancer
with RM 1.34 billion (13.89%).

Dwell on this report to know more about the direct healthcare cost of NCDs in Malaysia.

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