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Health System in Singapore

  • William A. HaseltineEmail author
  • Chang Liu
Reference work entry
Part of the Health Services Research book series (HEALTHSR)

Abstract

Singapore is a small island nation located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. The country has a population of 5.31 million, of which 3.82 million are citizens and permanent residents. With a land area of 715 square kilometers, Singapore’s population density is 7,422 per square kilometer, making it one of the most densely populated sovereign states in the world. Ethnically, the population is overwhelmingly Chinese – almost 75%, followed by Malays at just over 13%, and Indians at 9%.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ACCESS Health InternationalNew YorkUSA

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