Vital Signs Profile

Financing

Malaysia NHA, MOH (2016) 

PHC spending per capita
NHMS (2011 survey)
$ 93
Per capita
Prioritization on PHC:
Overall health spending 1
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Prioritization on PHC:
Government health spending
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Sources of PHC spending 3
31 % Government
69 % Other

Capacity

Governance 4
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Inputs 4
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Population Health & Facility Management 4
not currently available

Performance

See the Indicator Description Sheets for details on how these indices were constructed.

Access Index 5
NHMS (2011 survey)
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Quality Index 5
FHDD, MOH (2017) and NHMS (2016)
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Service Coverage Index
2017 UHC Global Monitoring Report
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Equity

Access: % with perceived barriers due to cost, by wealth quintile
not currently available
Coverage of RMNCH services, by mother's education 6
NHMS (2016)
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Outcomes: Under-five mortality, by residence 7
Malaysia dept. of Statistics (2017 data)
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Core Indicators

These 38 indicators assess different aspects of how a country's primary health care (PHC) system is performing across five categories - overall systemic factors, inputs, service delivery, outputs, and outcomes.

System

Is primary health care prioritized in your health system?

Inputs

Does your system offer sufficient facilities, health care professionals, and supplies?

Service Delivery

Are services accessible and effectively organized, managed, and coordinated to deliver high quality care?

Outputs

Does your system provide the essential services you need throughout each phase of life?

Outcomes

Does your system efficiently deliver better outcomes and greater equity?

Contextual

Notes

The PHC Vital Signs indicators rely on third party data. To learn more about our data click here, or e-mail us at info@improvingphc.org to provide feedback. Visit the Indicator Library for detailed descriptions of the rationale, construction, and limitations of indicators.

Note: Indicator values presented here may differ from country data sources due to the use of standardized categories and methods to enhance international comparability. See Indicator Description Sheet for details.
  1. Current PHC expenditure as % of Current Health Expenditure (CHE)
  2. Domestic general government PHC expenditure as % of domestic general government health expenditure 
  3. Domestic general government PHC expenditure as % of current PHC expenditure
  4. The PHC Progression Model uses mixed methods to assess foundational capacities of PHC on a scale from 1 (low) to 4 (high).
  5. Because different data/indicators are used in each country, composite index values may not be comparable across countries. See page 2 for the specific indicators used in this VSP.
  6. The composite coverage index is a weighted score reflecting coverage of RMNCH interventions along the continuum of care (http://www.who.int/gho/health_equity/report_2015/en/). Certain countries have a country-specific index; please see Indicator Description Sheet for details.
  7. Deaths of children before age 5, per 1,000 live births.