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Medical device and funding industry representatives have agreed that, mainly because of the fragmented nature of both relationships and processes, uniform measures have to...

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The sharing of hospital resources during the height of COVID and the collective effort on the planning and implementation of the entire vaccination programme...

Single payer system ‘takes away diversity of alternatives’

One of the setbacks with a single payer system is that takes way the diversity of alternatives in the event of inevitable failures, Hospital...

Novo Nordisk SA National Diabetes Data Registry Project: Initiation Workshop

WHEN: Tuesday, 2 November from 19:00-22:00 (Webinar)  TO REGISTER, GO TO:  https://omrc.co.za/webinars/omrc-webinar-registration   Background: Delegates at the inaugural Southern African Outcomes Measurement and Reporting Conference held in September, delegates...

HCWs should also ‘start demonstrating’ to support COVID vaccinations

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CMS Industry Report: admin costs continue to rise despite expenditure, utilisation...

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As scheme reserves soar, private healthcare utilisation remains low

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Iron deficiency in middle age linked with higher risk of CVD

Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, suggests a...

Vaccines effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in health care workers

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NHI: how will fairness be measured?

One cannot take politics out of health, the political economy of health being an important element particularly with National Health Insurance (NHI) in prospect. In...

Eliminating wastage key intervention to rooting out fraud

Eliminating wastage can be the single biggest intervention that can address productivity, promote professionalism, and root out fraud and corruption. “It can also promote developmental...

Section 59 report prompts streamlining of internal fraud investigations

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Think not just about National Health Insurance (NHI), but also - and probably more importantly - about national health investment. “Healthcare and investment in healthcare...

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