Medical schemes not up to members’ expectations, survey shows

Medical schemes are facing tremendous pressure in a low growth market where customer expectations and utilisation are very high and increasing, while loyalty is...

Harnessing Africa’s potential to develop medicines for its people

The director and founder of the University of Cape Town’s world renowned Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D, Prof Kelly Chibale, is on a drive to highlight...

Next week’s ISQua conference timely for SA

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), in partnership with The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) and Mediclinic...

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...

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...

State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 1* As a general rule an employer, such as a private hospital or, the Province, in the case of a state health facility, is liable...

Urinary catheters not needed for joint replacement surgery

Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anaesthesia, the authors of a study report published in the October issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty have noted, have no increased...

Top stories you may have missed

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

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...

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...

Prostate cancer risk higher in men on fertility treatment

Men fathering children through assisted reproduction techniques rather than natural conception, a study just published online in The BMJ has warned, have an increased risk...

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...

Healthy diet may prevent CKD, albuminuria: Australian systematic review

Adhering to a healthy diet may reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and albuminuria, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis. Such...

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...

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...