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Robotic-assisted total knee replacements a first for Africa

A total knee replacement operation has been carried out using the state-of-the-art Mako robotic arm assisted surgery system for the first time in Africa....

Cerebral palsy: When is it negligence?

When can negligence be proven in cerebral palsy (CP) cases?  Even if there was negligence, can it be directly linked to the outcome of...

Social media may distract nurses…

Nurses’ productivity takes a hit when they become ‘addicted’ to using social media at work, a habit that distracts them from tasks at hand,...

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Focus on healthcare quality and patient safety at ISQua conference

Together with The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) and Mediclinic International, the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) will be hosting...

Fixing private sector incentives an NHI prerequisite: HMI panellists

Should the NHI Bill have been drafted and presented to Parliament before the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panellists had finished their work and released...

Closing date for written submissions on NHI extended

The Portfolio Committee on Health has extended the deadline for written submission on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill from 11 October to 29...

HMI outcomes monitoring proposal: standards office relationship considered?

When deciding on the establishment of an independent Outcomes Monitoring and Reporting Organisation (OMRO), the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panel was asked at this...

CompCom, after 2004 banning, in full support of HMI bargaining proposal

By guiding the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) through all its moments and challenges to reach its comprehensive finality with the presentation of the report to government this...

Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum launched

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially launched the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF) that was established to root out fraud and corruption in the health...

HMI sticks to its findings and recommendations in final report

After almost six years of work and almost R200 million spent on its investigation, the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry into the private health...

Netcare scores global gold for going green

Netcare has won the prestigious 2019 Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Sub-Saharan Africa Region Corporate Energy Management Award, which was presented to the group...

CONNECTING THE DOTS: Digital health defined

This is the first in a series of articles on digital innovation in the medical field and how it will affect, improve and change...

Shortcomings in UHC declaration, minister disappoints at UN: SECTION27

Reporting from the United Nations in New York to which it sent a team earlier in the week “to fight for changes to the...

Determining damages in medical malpractice claims

This is a useful judgment of M on behalf of L and Another (7202/2008) ZAGPPHC 128 (24 April 2019) at http://saflii.org/za/cases/ZAGPPHC/2019/128.html The patient brought a...

Marijuana use common among adults with medical conditions

The suspicion that marijuana use is common among adults with medical conditions, especially younger people, has been confirmed in a study published online this...

Health care investment needed to curb out-of-pocket spending: WHO

Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional 1 percent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and...

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