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Standardise subsidised patients’ fees at polyclinics, hospitals

The services are essentially the same, but the fees charged by different public hospitals and polyclinics can vary by as much as 50 per cent. To most patients, this makes little sense. Why should they pay so much more at one hospital compared with another - especially since the Government subsidises much of the cost? Recently, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) raised their emergency department fees, and some bed and consultation fees. SGH increased its emergency department fee from $99 to $108 while charges at KTPH went up from $98 to $103. Alexandra Hospital charges just $88 for emergency services - the lowest among Singapore's six public general hospitals.

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