Recordkeeping and the value of the mundane

The recent judgment (on 7 May 2019) of the Gauteng High Court in amongst others, Viviers and MEC for Health Gauteng, is unexceptionable on the facts...

Collaboration needed to stabilise system

Collaboration between associated service providers to the country’s healthcare personnel and needs in general is critical, particularly in an environment under transition such as that being experienced...

Insurance company, co-operative bank join forces to fill private practice security...

Well-known global professional services organisation, Aon, and Medicoop, a co-operative bank dedicated to the exclusive needs of healthcare professionals, have entered into an agreement to jointly...

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems. Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory...

CMS announces details of probe into medical schemes

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) says it hopes its probe into allegations of unethical conduct by medical schemes against medical practitioners will solve the issue...

Ethics key to professional healthcare in SA

South African healthcare is currently under severe pressure due to a steady increase in the number of incidents of medical malpractice that almost inevitably resulted in...

Medico-legal crisis videos for top office released

In a unique initiative intended to bring the extent of the medico-legal crisis in South Africa directly to the attention State President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Recommendations to address SA’s medico-legal crisis: SASOG

Following the recent unprecedented Medico-Legal Crisis Meeting in Johannesburg aimed at getting President Cyril Ramaphosa directly involved in addressing the crisis, the South African Society of...

Healthcare Federation of SA to be launched in July

Deliberations on the launch of a South African Chapter of the African Health Federation, which commenced during the African Health Business symposium in Johannesburg...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Probe launched into medical schemes’ treatment of healthcare professionals

Bodies representing healthcare professionals and the medical schemes industry have welcomed the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) decision to probe allegations of unethical behaviour by some...

KZN doctors meeting comes of age with challenging health future debate

What is the future of healthcare in South Africa? Arguably one of the most loaded questions doing the rounds in the country’s political, social...

Doctor-patient-specific mobile health platform now in SA

The advent of telemedicine emerging as a promising solution for many doctors seeking ways to streamline their practice, expand their reach and improve quality...

Antibiotic use in infants with acute bronchiolitis predicts new-onset asthma

Early antibiotic use in children with acute bronchiolitis significantly predicts the development of new-onset asthma, researchers have noted in a study report just published...

Extent of medical apps, telehealth use highlighted in US study

Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by well-known global marketing organisation,...

Health professionals supportive of medicinal cannabis, but…

There is a fundamental difference between being supportive of medicinal cannabis and being directly responsible for its delivery, lead author of a review on...

Note-reading by patients important for health management

Patients find note reading important for their health management and are rarely troubled by what they read, according to a study published in the May issue...

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Medical practitioners need to focus all of their energy on their patients, rather than being distracted by technology.