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CMS to scrap low-cost benefit options

In a surprising move, the Council for Medical Schemes has announced that all Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBOs) used by low-income earners in the country...

Discovery states “unequivocal” support for NHI

Discovery Health (DH) has declared its unequivocal support for the NHI, saying it is supportive of any structural change that assists in strengthening and...

SAPPF urges government not to pass NHI Bill in current form

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has requested government not to pass the NHI Bill in its current form, saying it lacks clarity...

Use of phenylephrine in the treatment of septic shock and SA-induced...

Phenylephrine is a vasopressor used for the maintenance of blood pressure in the operating theatre and in the treatment of hypotension associated with septic shock in some...

Cure Day Hospitals among latest COHSASA accreditations

The healthcare facilities listed below have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC)...

Prompt payment, CON issues addressed by NHI’s Crisp

Practitioners will be paid in real time, no real need for a Certificate of Need, and services will have to push ahead without a patient records...

Immediate, shorter-term answers to current difficulties required: ASAIPA NHI Submission

A more immediate or shorter-term answer to the difficulties currently faced in the provision of healthcare must be prioritised, the Alliance of SA Independent Practitioner Associations (ASAIPA)...

Renewed calls for urgent law reform to limit surging medical negligence...

With medical negligence claims against the state now approaching R100 billion, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has reiterated the mantra of his predecessor, Aaron Motsoaledi...

CMS Annual Report: Financial health of schemes and members declining as...

Findings of the Health Market Inquiry on increasing healthcare costs in the private sector and its recommendations for far-reaching changes to the current status...

State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 2 (Continued from Part 1: Med Brief Africa 8 October 2019) A Province would be vicariously liable for harm caused by the negligent conduct of...

No hospitals in Gauteng accredited for NHI

No hospitals and only 40 out of 372 provincial clinics in Gauteng have so far been assessed for the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI). This...

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,...

Top stories you may have missed

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

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...