While the Singaporean healthcare system has been ranked as one of the most efficient worldwide, Singaporeans appear to think differently. In fact, 72% of Singaporeans have been feeling like their healthcare system is failing them. This can be attributed to a number of reasons, ranging from more hospital attendance to longer wait times and a decline in medical resources such as hospital beds. In this article, we discuss hospital overcrowding and whether or not Singaporean hospitals have gotten more crowded over the past 10 years.

Hospital Beds Are Increasing at a Slower Rate than Hospital Admissions

Our research found that the number of Singaporeans being admitted to hospitals on a daily basis is increasing, which might makemaking it seem like hospitals are more crowded. For instance, recent data suggests that while the total population grew around 1.4% between 2015 and 2017, acute public and private hospital admissions increased by …