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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa found the most interesting in the past week: Schemes are NOT denying beneficiaries COVID-19 relief –...

Hydroxychloroquine combinations associated with increased mortality in cancer patients with SARS-CoV-2

For adults with invasive cancer and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, treatment with hydroxychloroquine in combination with any other drug is...

Schemes are NOT denying beneficiaries COVID-19 relief – BHF

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has refuted Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) claims that medical schemes “are denying beneficiaries relief despite extreme Covid-19 conditions” –...

PPE funding included in COVID-19 PMB Definition Guideline* version 4

The funding of PPE for confirmed cases and an amendment to radiology codes are included in the latest updated version (V4) of the COVID-19...

Blood type not linked to severe COVID-19 progression

Contrary to suggestions in previous reports, a team of Boston researchers have given the assurance in their study report published online in the Annals of...

Mortality in COVID-19 lower with dexamethasone

Dexamethasone lowers 28-day mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who are receiving invasive mechanical ventilation or oxygenation alone, a team of British researchers have...

Telehealth accessibility, critical for healthcare*

Medici launches new functions that boost provider-patient connectivity

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week Financial assistance for private practitioners to assist...

Highest risk list for COVID-19 expanded

The list of conditions that put people at risk for severe COVID-19 illness has been expanded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Possible relief for struggling private practices in the wake of COVID-19...

A major proposal  that could assist in sustaining private practices that are struggling to stay afloat as the fall-out of COVID-19  takes its toll...

Physical, mental help for doctors as pandemic moves towards peak

As COVID-19 moves towards its inevitable peak - adding additional stresses to an already pressurised medical profession across all sectors -Discovery Health has taken...

Many initial COVID-19 treatment trials poorly designed

A report published in the British Medical Journal has claimed that many clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments are limited by their design, with one-third...

Council releases updated COVID-19 PMB Definition Guideline*

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has released an updated version (V3) of its PMB definition guideline for COVID-19 which includes an insertion of...

COVID-19: We are in for the long haul

“We need to realise that we are only at the beginning of this pandemic and there is no way that this spiral will just...

Telemedicine benefitting doctors and patients*

Telemedicine – the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically in the same room – has been...

Private doctors’ role in DoH’s COVID-19 response: Feedback from the SAPPF

The SAPPF has sent out a communication to members to update them on deliberations with the Department of Health on the many critical outstanding...

Telehealth + COVID-19 adding new dimension to practice management*

Telehealth is a focus at present, given the surge of COVID-19 – a focus that has served to update and expand regulations around telehealth...

POSITION STATEMENT: Who should decide on surgical procedure during COVID-19 pandemic?

In response to a number of refusals to authorise surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, Surgicom Chairperson, Dr Philip Matley was asked to write a position statement...