Practice Management

Public Protector’s damning public hospitals’ findings welcomed

Lack of proper provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), poor building and physical infrastructure, staff shortages, equipment and medical supply shortages, administrative shortcomings, and...

Webinar on SAMA’s position on vaccination mandates and certificates

The impact of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic predicted to hit the country in November or December this year on the people...

NHI: how will fairness be measured?

One cannot take politics out of health, the political economy of health being an important element particularly with National Health Insurance (NHI) in prospect. In...

Eliminating wastage key intervention to rooting out fraud

Eliminating wastage can be the single biggest intervention that can address productivity, promote professionalism, and root out fraud and corruption. “It can also promote developmental...

Section 59 report prompts streamlining of internal fraud investigations

Challenges uncovered by the panel commissioned by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) to investigate alleged racial profiling by medical schemes in terms of...

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The following are recent articles Med Brief Africa readers have found the most interesting Managing perceptions vital to NHI debate’s political resolve https://medbriefafrica.co.za/managing-perceptions-vital-to-nhi-debates-political-resolve/ COVID increases focus on...

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...

Managing perceptions vital to NHI debate’s political resolve

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...

Racial profiling: Solutionist Thinkers want action…

The Solutionist Thinkers, the group of medical health practitioners who protested at the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) Midrand offices this morning, has demanded...

Scheme symposium to tackle growing fraud problems

In addition to the unprecedented challenges faced by the health sector in the last 18 months, the private healthcare industry has been increasingly compromised...

SAMED releases position paper on medtech procurement

The significant contribution medical technology makes to the quality of care offered by the country’s health systems has prompted the South African Medical Technology...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: ‘Negligence problem threshold’ of medical error criminalisation...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Outcomes measurement system vital to improve patient...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

Karim, Madhi head this weekend’s SAMA Conference programme

Leading scientists, Prof Salim Abdool Karim and Prof Shabir Madhi, will be heading the SA Medical Association (SAMA) Virtual Conference* programme to be presented...