Thailand is a lower-middle-income country in Southeast Asia with a GDP per capita of $4,720 in 2010. Complete geographical coverage of the health care infrastructure was achieved through an intensive investment in public health care infrastructures by the early 2000s, although an inequitable distribution of health resources remains a problem. Public hospitals, mainly owned by the Ministry of Public Health, accounted for 75.6 percent of total hospitals and 79.8 percent of total hospital beds in 2005 (Wibulpolprasert, 2008).