Clinical handovers and transitions of care: COMMUNICATION!

While digitalisation has been said to have the potential to revolutionise virtually all aspects of healthcare access and delivery, consideration must still be given...

Certificate of Need ruling: – government stays on the back foot

The High Court in Pretoria ruled today (15 November) that only the Constitutional Court can pronounce on the constitutionality and validity of the controversial Certificate of...

Certificate of Need: DoH to fight ‘unconstitutional’ ruling in High Court...

The June ruling by the High Court in Pretoria that declared the Certificate of Need (CoN) unconstitutional and unvalid will be contested in the same court...

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Poor planning to blame for SA’s healthcare staffing crisis – experts

By Chris Bateman  A chronic lack of investment in effective structures, capacity and specialized technical and planning skills lies at the heart of South Africa’s...

Poor planning to blame for SA’s healthcare staffing crisis – experts

By Chris Bateman A chronic lack of investment in effective structures, capacity and specialized technical and planning skills lies at the heart of South Africa’s...

HRT and increased breast cancer risk: What you should know

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also called menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) remains the most commonly used and effective treatment for the relieve of menopausal symptoms...

SA Heart 2022: Remarkable effort makes it happen despite terrorist threat

Photo: Dr Blanche Cupido, outgoing President of SA Heart  What do you do when you are ready to host your first face-to-face clinical congress post...

Health industry leadership maturity questioned

Is it possible for the health industry to exercise leadership in addressing the systemic problems without waiting for government? In presenting this poser during an...

Meta-analysis shows decrease in dementia risk with BP treatment

Antihypertensive treatment is associated with a reduced risk for dementia, an individual patient data meta-analysis from randomized clinical trials published online in the European Heart...

More medical scheme liquidations likely

It is quite likely that there will be more medical scheme liquidations over the next few years and under-pricing during COVID19, while understandable, may have exacerbated this,...

Iron induces chronic heart failure in half of heart attack survivors:...

A multi-institution study led by Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD, of Indiana University School of Medicine, has identified that iron drives the formation of fatty tissue in...

SA experts help to pave the way for safer surgery to...

New research conducted in South Africa, Rwanda, Benin, Ghana, India, Mexico and Nigeria will help to provide safer surgery for thousands of patients around...

Older doctors now warming to digital tools

Like it or like it not, there is no denying digital healthcare is here to stay and the benefits are far outweighing the perceived...

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Comprehensive benefits with no co-pays ‘a lofty goal’

Out-of-pocket payments (OOPs) are regarded as the worst form of healthcare funding. There is no risk pooling, they tend to affect lower income households...

Health system failures will persist until HMI recommendations implemented – CompCom

Characteristics contributing to South African health system failures, such as information asymmetry between patient and practitioners, the general absence of value-based purchasing, and failures...

Discovery research shows regular physical activity may boost Covid-19 jab effectiveness

Research published today (25 October) in the British Journal of Sports Medicine conducted by Discovery Health and Vitality shows that regular physical activity may boost the...