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Title : Prosthetics Services for Lower-Limb Amputation: Public versus Private Healthcare in Malaysia

Authors: Wan Afezah Rahman, Nooranida Arifin, Hasif Rafidee Hasbollah, Al Hafiz Ibrahim, Muhammad Hafiz Hanafi, Rosliwati Che Aziz

 DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.18535/ijetst/v4i10.10

Corresponding Author

Wan Afezah Rahman

School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Abstract

This article is intended to give comparisons between prosthetics services for lower limb amputation in public and private companies in Malaysia. The objective of the study is to compare the prosthetics services for lower limb amputation in public and private companies in the country. The study uses qualitative methods throughout the interviews from the public and private health care providers in Malaysia. The data is sought from the staff that is responsible for treating patients in public and private healthcare. Both hospitals are experiencing a lack of skilled and experienced staff in prosthetic and orthotic care. They also emphasized the need to have a standard policy or guidelines regarding the treatments.

Keywords: Amputation, lower limb, prosthetics, public, private.