Malaysia's health care system is two-pronged, consisting of both public and private sectors. The quality of the two health care systems is not of equal standard, however, which has led to polarization of the overall health care system. The main differences in quality are the cost of health care services, cost of prescription drugs, doctor-patient ratio, and perceived quality of care. Both prongs have strengths and weaknesses that, if unified, could form the basis for collaboration and a better health care system for all.
Panichella, Juliet, "Integration of Malaysia's Two-pronged Health Care System" (2019). Volume 37 - The New Malaysia (2019). 13.