Work needed ‘to restore faith in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)’

The generally negative perceptions of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes in South Africa largely due to the fragmented nature of their implementation and to...

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State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 2 (Continued from Part 1: Med Brief Africa 8 October 2019) A Province would be vicariously liable for harm caused by the negligent conduct of...

Claim against attorneys for prescribing a medical malpractice claim

The plaintiff sued a firm of attorneys for allowing his claim against the MEC for health to prescribe. His injuries arose out of him...

Fixing private sector incentives an NHI prerequisite: HMI panellists

Should the NHI Bill have been drafted and presented to Parliament before the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panellists had finished their work and released...

Psoriasis tied to high BMI, low meat intake in Japanese study

Psoriasis is associated with high body mass index (BMI) and low intake of meat, according to a Japanese study published in the current issue...

HMI outcomes monitoring proposal: standards office relationship considered?

When deciding on the establishment of an independent Outcomes Monitoring and Reporting Organisation (OMRO), the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panel was asked at this...

CompCom, after 2004 banning, in full support of HMI bargaining proposal

By guiding the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) through all its moments and challenges to reach its comprehensive finality with the presentation of the report to government this...

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Healthy diet may prevent CKD, albuminuria: Australian systematic review

Adhering to a healthy diet may reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and albuminuria, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis. Such...

Health expenditure an investment, not a cost

In its statement for the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage earlier this week, the World Heart Federation (WHF) - supported by...

Vitamin D deficiency ‘strongly associated’ with increased mortality

There is a strong association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) deficiency (<50 nmol/L) and increased mortality, particularly for diabetes-related deaths, delegates to last week’s annual...

Shortcomings in UHC declaration, minister disappoints at UN: SECTION27

Reporting from the United Nations in New York to which it sent a team earlier in the week “to fight for changes to the...

More aggressive treatment needed for familial hypercholesterolemia

The authors of a study published in the October issue of Atherosclerosis have observed that, even with care in specialty clinics, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol...

Determining damages in medical malpractice claims

This is a useful judgment of M on behalf of L and Another (7202/2008) ZAGPPHC 128 (24 April 2019) at http://saflii.org/za/cases/ZAGPPHC/2019/128.html The patient brought a...

Health care investment needed to curb out-of-pocket spending: WHO

Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional 1 percent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and...

Genes, environment contribute to metabolic syndrome-CKD link

Both genes and environment are responsible for the link between metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease (CKD), Chinese researchers have reported in the Clinical...

ASAIPA National Medical Awards: recognising primary care excellence

The second annual National Medical Awards ceremony, this year’s culmination of an initiative launched by the Alliance of SA Independent Practitioners Association (ASAIPA) last year to...