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The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

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Reporting antivax doctor not an ethical issue

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Stopping clawbacks from funders could be “catastrophic”

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Need for uniformity in device-related funding stressed

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Single payer system ‘takes away diversity of alternatives’

One of the setbacks with a single payer system is that takes way the diversity of alternatives in the event of inevitable failures, Hospital...

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CMS Industry Report: admin costs continue to rise despite expenditure, utilisation...

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Eliminating wastage key intervention to rooting out fraud

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Think not just about NHI but also about national health investment

Think not just about National Health Insurance (NHI), but also - and probably more importantly - about national health investment. “Healthcare and investment in healthcare...

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Managing perceptions by each of the protagonists in the ongoing National Health Insurance (NHI) debate will be key to it making any progress towards achieving universal health...

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