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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 ?
mHealth supported service-delivery systems can provide increased access to hearing and vision services for preschool children in poor communities. Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need. Even when cases of measles are detected in clinics, limited diagnostic and communication infrastructure can […]
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Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn't enough and adapt almost instantly. So how do they do it? The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
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, ?
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 ?
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)
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)
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)