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Legal review of current health care matters*The Pretoria High Court handed down a welcome judgement on 26 August 2022 regarding the funding of Elaprase...

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Murder anniversary, specialist arrest* prompts specialised medico-legal input plea

A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

Dhlomo announces TB Recovery Plan: ‘time to cut to the chase!’

South Africa is one of the high-burden countries for TB, HIV-associated TB, and drug resistant TB, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a resultant...

Covid measures may eventually boost TB control

Although COVID-19 reduced TB detection rates and severely disrupted TB services during the 2020 and 2021 period, the good news is that the TB...

Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

Council aware of preauthorisation issues…

More than 90% of medical service providers (MSPs) indicate a negative impact of preauthorisation on patient clinical outcomes, the results of a survey conducted...

Health quality signs of improvement in wake of COVID

Although COVID had a considerable influence on health services and delivery in recent years, health quality appears to have shown some improvement in certain...

LEGALLY SPEAKING: a legal view on current health sector matters

The recent announcement by Health Squared medical scheme that it would be applying for voluntary liquidation and that all healthcare cover to its members...

WEBINAR: Power of Technology in Primacy Care*

It has now become quite obvious that the availability of big data within the medical field and its utilisation through the field of machine learning and artificial...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Arrest of KZN surgeon on murder charge...

Chronic neuropsychiatric symptoms confirmed after COVID-19

Chronic neuropsychiatric symptoms are observed following COVID-19 infection, although self-reported symptoms are not associated with quantitative dysfunction. In a study published in Brain, Behaviour &...

Updated PMB codes include those previously omitted, COVID-19

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has released a new, updated PMB Coded List* to accommodate previously omitted (2013) ICD-10 codes and COVID-19. Announced in...

Corporate need to facilitate patient data security control*

While 88% of hospital leaders have strongly agreed in a recent study that technology helps prevent and reduce medical errors and that real-time data...

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Here are some of the articles medical practitioner readers of Med Brief Africa found the most interesting during the past week: Civil unrest ‘top of...

SA among hardest hit by COVID deaths – Gray

South Africa has been one of the hardest hit countries in terms of COVID-19-attributed deaths at a global level, Prof Glenda Gray, SA Medical Research Council...

BHF takes action against CMS over LCBO moratorium

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has applied to the High Court in Pretoria to overturn the moratorium that effectively prohibits medical schemes from...

Trauma back to pre-lockdown levels – and COVID is still there!

Despite the National State of Disaster restrictions on the sale of alcohol during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, its availability was clearly evident from the nature of...