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

Top stories you may have missed

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

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...

Top stories you may have missed

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

Eskom and procurement rules threatening rural patients’ care

By Chris BatemanA combination of Eskom power outages and BEE-impacted procurement rules is putting patients in deep rural hospitals at heightened risk as managers...

Local healthcare workers fear mental health stigma

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a rise in mental health disorders worldwide1 with healthcare workers on the frontline among the most affected, yet those who...

Addressing healthcare incident issues to curb medicolegal claims

Identifying healthcare incidents, recognising he needs of those affected, examining what happened to understand the causes, and responding with action to mitigate will be...

Why medical aid schemes and insurance companies should be allowed to...

The outbreak of COVID-19 has once again shed a spotlight on the importance of affordable access to quality primary healthcare. When the pandemic was...

HIE: A solution to address SA’ highly fragmented health system

Although Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become an integral part of the country’s private healthcare system, the data contained in these records remain highly...

DoH’s essential incident and complaint guidance for healthcare professionals welcomed

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has welcomed the publication of two pieces of essential guidance from the Department of Health, providing healthcare professionals with...

Health Information Exchange launched to improve patient care in SA

          Dr Rolan Christian, CEO of CareConnectThe launch of South Africa’s first industry-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE), emanating from the...

Urgent plea to government, judiciary, in wake of doctor killing

The Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF), umbrella body for the country’s IPAs, has issued a ‘very important plea’ to the South African government and...

Surviving medical litigation in SA – two experts give guidance

Healthcare professionals faced with unhappy patients, patients’ relatives or colleagues should engage early and transparently, use existing formal internal procedures - and avoid any...

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Public sector ultimate goal for new home care model

A massive proportion the healthcare spend  goes towards brick and mortar facilities and servicing the overheads rather than going towards the things that make...

J&J vaccine effectiveness in SA healthcare workers: Landmark study published in...

A landmark study published in The Lancet has provided the world’s first evidence of the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S) in healthcare...

Cashflow problems stop payments to suppliers of Gauteng Health Department

The Gauteng Health Department says it has run into cashflow problems to pay suppliers of services due to budget constraints and historic backlogs of...

Public health crises: call made to ‘distrusted’ medical aid societies

Running a public health system “with all the posts frozen” was just one of the many anomalies in the current public health environment identified...