BHF Conference 2019: key speakers announced

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that no less than six visiting authorities will be featured...

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Study finds low hand hygiene compliance in ICUs

Healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during the care of patients, despite its critical importance for infection...

Prevalence of COPD high among some non-smokers

The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among individuals who have never smoked is high in certain industries and occupations, research published in...

Most women need mammograms every other year starting at 50 –...

Women at average risk for breast cancer can wait to start getting mammograms until age 50 and be screened every other year, according to...

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Board of Healthcare Funders MD DR KATLEGO MOTHUDI: ‘Many areas where...

Being appointed Managing Director of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in September 2017 could well have been perceived as a natural progression for...

Reminder: HMI seminars on market concentration and supply-induced demand

The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) will be holding its stakeholder seminars related to its preliminary findings and recommendations on market concentration and supply-induced demand from 9-12...

Health Summit ‘hollow promises’ outcome unfortunate: Suzman Foundation

While acknowledging that the approach to universal health care (UHC) which advocates public-private partnerships is commendable, under the current NHI framework, this relationship is...

Time running out for Titanium Awards nominations

The organisers of the 2019 Titanium Awards have reminded all individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by...

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Overloaded SA medical professionals in danger of burnout: SASOP

Faced with South Africa’s chronic shortage of doctors and specialists, the country’s stressed and overloaded medical professionals are at greater risk of burnout that puts both...

SAPPF concerned about ‘unilateral’ Fraud Charter

 The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given notice that it is still considering whether to support the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Charter (FWA...

Physicians’ lack of trust in one another could compromise quality and...

While the importance of trusted relationships between patients and their physicians is taken for granted, little attention has been given to the relationships among physicians themselves....

Ultrasound minimally invasive way to measure heart function in children

Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. New research published in the...

More evidence that physician burnout is rising, particularly among young doctors

A study based on surveys of physicians in a large academic medical practice in the US has shown that burnout among doctors is on the...

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SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...