Indonesia's Healthcare

Public spending on healthcare is currently low by regional and global standards and provides enormous opportunities for the private sector.

A report from KPMG in 2012 found that there are only 0.6 hospital beds per 1000 people in Indonesia, compared to 2.1 in Thailand, 1.8 in Malaysia, a global average of 3.0 and an average of 5.0 for OECD countries. Healthcare expenditure accounted for 2.8% of GDP in 2009, compared to 3.3% in Thailand, 3.9% in The Philippines, 5.8% in China and a global average of 8.7%.

Under investment in the health sector has led to an $8 billion (USD) industry in the provision of Singaporean health care services to Indonesians each year.