BREAKING NEWS: Court declares Certificate of Need unconstitutional and invalid

In a major victory for healthcare professionals and Solidarity, the High Court in Pretoria has declared Sections 36 to 40 of the National Health...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer...

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Multisystem abnormalities persist after COVID-19 hospitalization

Patients after hospitalization with COVID-19 have persistent multisystem abnormalities, including cardio-renal involvement and haemostasis pathway activation, Scottish researchers have reported in a study published...

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Clinicians as second victims of medical errors: Why they need help

          Dr Brenda Kubheka from IQ ConsultingMedical errors and adverse events don’t occur in a vacuum. Multiple contributing factors can...

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Here are some of the reports Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling...

BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Care advised with steady rise in telehealth utilisation

There are aspects of virtual consultation that require consideration on the part of all involved, such as privacy issues and the correct POPIA (Protection...

Single payer: NHI ‘not doomed from the start’

Many countries have single payer universal healthcare (UHC) systems, so South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) “is not doomed from the start”, Victoria...

Politicians ‘rich in making promises’, BHF delegates told

The two-tiered healthcare system, i.e. the private and public sectors respectively, if permitted to perpetuate, does not bode well for the future prospects of...

Imtiaz Sooliman takes top Titanium Award

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) presented this year’s Titanium Lifetime Achiever Award to Gift of the Givers founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, during the...

Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling of LCBOs ‘a publicity...

Well-known healthcare actuary and medical scheme consultant, Christoff Raath’s intimation at the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Conference in Cape Town Thursday that the...

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US healthcare worker court verdicts – lessons for SA

By Chris Bateman Two recent US verdicts on healthcare workers charged with murdering patients have highlighted the untenable legal situation of their South Africa counterparts. Medbrief...

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Scheme claims reductions during COVID could well have brought pre-pandemic wastage...

A common question doing the rounds across the health sector at the moment is what lessons have been learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. This...