Care compromised by fraud, abuse equally concerning

While the monetary losses incurred by fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) represent the biggest industry challenge, directly related problems such as compromising the quality...

SIU ‘encouraged’ by CMS action on own fraud case, despite irony

Adv. Andy Mothibi, head of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), told members of the media shortly after the start of the Council for Medical Schemes’ (CMS’s)...

Sesame allergy becoming more prevalent

Sesame allergy appears to become increasingly common in children and adults and research has shown that it is now the 9th most common type of food...

SAMA stresses importance of workforce remodelling in Budget welcoming statement

Because the country’s health workforce is already depleted - and the system is losing skilled expertise to global locations - critical disciplines must be preserved in exploring...

Salt could trigger allergic reactions

Over the past 50 years, the frequency of allergies and autoimmune diseases has risen rapidly, but it’s not clear why. In a study published in Science Translational...

Collective priorities set for next week’s Fraud Summit

The establishment of standards for South Africa’s private healthcare sector to effectively deal with fraudulent activities - including fair sanctions for convicted fraudsters -...

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

Review finds antibiotic development increased, but insufficient

While the pipeline of new antibiotics has improved over the past six years, momentum in the development of new infection-fighting agents remains inadequate and could take...

Make health system, not health politics, a priority in tonight’s SONA

While President Cyril Ramaphosa identifying health as a focus area for his administration is to be welcomed, focusing on health does not mean passing an NHI...

JOINT ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 CONGRESS: Registration now open

Registration for the Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress to be held from 25 to 28 July at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria is now open. To register,...

Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

Recommendations for evaluation and management of penicillin allergy outlined

Verifying the accuracy of a documented penicillin allergy can improve outcomes, avoid spread of antibiotic resistance

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

New SA Medical Association chair DR ANGELIQUE COETZEE: ‘Getting SAMA back...

The next three years will, without a doubt, be among the most challenging for all the major players across the South African healthcare landscape. Newly-elected SA...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score has good sensitivity, specificity

PARS has improved ability over API for predicting asthma in children with mild-to-moderate risk

DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus

Findings suggest common cleaning methods leave bacteria behind

Comprehensive range of CPD courses announced

The DUX Academy of Healthcare (DUXAH), as part of its Professional Development Programme, has given notice once again of a comprehensive range of CPD...