SINGAPORE (July 23): Eight in 10 medical practitioners say Singapore’s healthcare system should focus more on disease prevention as Singaporeans live longer and are predisposed to chronic diseases at an earlier age.

In addition, nearly half or 49% of the 200 practitioners surveyed noted that Singaporeans will find it harder to cope with health-related expenses, as more of them manage more than one chronic disease. These included dementia, heart problems, osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer.

These were some of the results highlighted in the Health for 100? Healthy care in Singapore report researched and written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Prudential, the global insurance group.

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