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  • Medical scheme membership becomes unaffordable to many 09/10/2019
    Medical scheme membership has become unaffordable for an increasing proportion of the population since 2012, as high unemployment and the rising cost of private health care take their toll. Business Day reports that the proportion of the population... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • Aspen's 1,800% price-hike collusion windfall from NHS 09/10/2019
    SA pharma Aspen's admitted price collusion with two other pharams - for which it must pay the UK's National Health Service £8m (R149m) - enabled it to hike the price of life-saving drug fludrocortisone by 1800%. The Herald reports that the... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • NHI also for foreign nationals and asylum seekers, says Mkhize 02/10/2019
    Health Minister Zweli Mkhize met with government officials, health practitioners and other guests in Pietermaritzburg on Friday to clarify issues related to the roll out of the National Health Insurance (NHI). According to a Sunday Tribune report,... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • CMSA investigation into 'shocking’ mass failures in surgery finals 02/10/2019
    The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) is to investigate the failure of all candidates from the universities of Wits, Cape Town, Pretoria, Walter Sisulu and Free State in the their Fellowship of the College of Surgeons (FCS) final exams,... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • CMS suspends 5 after hotline claims of irregularities 25/09/2019
    The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has suspended five officials over allegations of irregularities following anonymous tip-offs on its hotline. The medical schemes regulator said the employees, two executives and three senior managers, have all... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
The NHI Bill released last week indicated that multidisciplinary teams at primary care level as opposed to individuals rendering service on a capitation basis would be preferred under the new funding system. But, as pointed out from the floor during the weekend?s KZNDHC Conference in Durban, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has a ?

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Mediation in medical negligence cases has the potential not only to reduce the exorbitant legal costs of litigation against medical professionals in South Africa, but also to ensure that patients who have suffered damages as a result of medical negligence are fairly and timeously compensated, while encouraging education to curb incidences from happening again. However, ?
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Medical mediation has become a buzzword in health departments across the world as an alternative to taking legal action to solve disputes.
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Although most children (85-90%) with cerebral palsy are born with it, diagnosis may be delayed until 2+ years of age. A diagnosis is made by monitoring motor milestones; infants thought to be at risk for CP are enrolled in early intervention programs where their progress is closely watched. New and better ways to identify infants ?

 

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  • Untitled 16/10/2019
    The Health Market Inquiry (“HMI”) today released its final findings and recommendations pursuant to its almost six year long investigation into the healthcare industry. In this... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
  • Untitled 08/10/2019
    The Competition Commission has released the Health Market Inquiry Final Findings and Recommendations Report. The Inquiry commenced in January 2014 and underwent a number of extensions. The Inquiry has been conducted in terms of Chapter 4A of the Competition Act… (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
  • Untitled 27/08/2019
    Scenario: You know for certain (100% probability) that a company’s stock price would increase in value 60% per year for the next 3 years. Questions: How much stock should you buy? Should you borrow funds to buy more? At what cost would it make sense to borrow? The above… (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Elad Smadja
  • Untitled 23/08/2019
    On 23 May 2019, the Department of Health published Government Notice No. 42477 wherein the then Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, excluded certain preparations... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Dirk HanekomNatalie Slabbert
  • Untitled 19/08/2019
    The portfolio committee on health wants the State Attorney to update it on the constitutionality of the National Health Insurance Bill. In a statement, the committee... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)

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