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Case Study on the Role of Services Trade in Global Value Chains: Health and Medical Services in Malaysia

1819-Malaysia Health  Medical Services_Final
Published Date February 2017
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit
Accessed 11125
Pages 54
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This case study is one out of the four which examines the role of services in global value chains (GVCs), particularly the effects market-opening services development have had on the economy and GVCs.

The healthcare sector has been identified as an important sector to developing the competitiveness of the Malaysian economy. This study focuses on the healthcare sector reforms in Malaysia in terms of its health and medical services, in particular policy reforms to increase the participation of healthcare sector in GVC. The study identifies good regulatory approaches and best practices for the development of healthcare sector and also key lessons from successful reforms.