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Thailand urged to review healthcare spending:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has been advised to review its health budget so that important primary care programmes are maintained despite limited funds. Dr Viroj Tangcharoensathien of the Health Systems Research Institute told a meeting of the Health Intelligence Unit, set up to monitor the impact of the Asian economic crisis on healthcare in the region, that limited budgets need to be spent more efficiently, particularly when purchasing medical devices and drugs, reports the Bangkok Post.






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