Practice Management

Work needed ‘to restore faith in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)’

The generally negative perceptions of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes in South Africa largely due to the fragmented nature of their implementation and to...

Nearly half of you experiencing burnout, GPs told

Despite what is known about physician burnout and all the interventions that have been put in place in different countries around the world, the...

MEC talk included in Gauteng GPs’ 20th conference

The Gauteng General Practitioners Forum (GGPF) celebrated its 20th Medical Conference in Midrand on Sunday with, once again, a range of diverse presentations which...

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...

Claim against attorneys for prescribing a medical malpractice claim

The plaintiff sued a firm of attorneys for allowing his claim against the MEC for health to prescribe. His injuries arose out of him...

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...

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...

Public hearings on NHI to start in October

Public hearings on the NHI Bill that was submitted to Parliament last month will start on 25 October in Mpumalanga. This was announced by...

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

ASAIPA National Medical Awards: recognising primary care excellence

The second annual National Medical Awards ceremony, this year’s culmination of an initiative launched by the Alliance of SA Independent Practitioners Association (ASAIPA) last year to...