Sasa, Discovery Health roll out event-based contract model

An alternative reimbursement model has been launched that will benefit patients and encourage best practice among clinicians in the private healthcare sector...

5 Sep 2018

Private healthcare industry needs to change

The "startling costs" of South African private healthcare is at the heart of the Competition Commission's Health Market Inquiry (HMI) draft report released in July...

3 Sep 2018

BHF study: human resources distribution is good and bad news

A distribution audit of healthcare professionals across all disciplines highlights areas of concern, but there are also some reasons for optimism as the country moves towards universal healthcare...

31 Aug 2018

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by the COHSASA (NPC)

The healthcare facilities listed in the table below have recently been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 29 Aug 2018

Market concentration is plaguing South Africa's private healthcare market

The preliminary findings of a recent inquiry into South Africa's private healthcare sector shows worrying trends. Key among the inquiry's revelations are high concentration levels in the market...

By Phumudzo Munyai 17 Aug 2018

Explainer: How competitive is South Africa's private healthcare sector?

After a four and a half year probe initiated by South Africa's Competition Commission, a panel of independent experts released their preliminary report into the country's private healthcare market.

31 Jul 2018

Why South Africa needs to discipline the private healthcare industry

If a service is provided by a company rather than government, this does not automatically mean a market is at work. The point is fairly obvious but has passed many in South Africa by...

By Steven Friedman 26 Jul 2018

Will HMI insights get lost in the rush to finalise healthcare laws?

Has the almost simultaneous release of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the provisional findings of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) created an information overload?

23 Jul 2018

Cipla Foundation - Sha'p Left wins Vision 2030 Healthcare Award

Cipla Foundation's initiative, Sha'p Left, won the certificate of excellence award in the healthcare category at the recent annual 2018 Vision 2030 awards ceremony...

Issued by Cipla 12 Jul 2018

Sama takes issue with Competition Commission findings

The South African Medical Association (Sama) believes that the Competition Commission Health Market Inquiry (HMI) provisional report is faulty in its findings...

9 Jul 2018

You're paying more for less when it comes to medical aid. Here's why

What are your chances of ending up in a hospital? Higher than you'd think if you are a medical aid member in a large city - and the reason reveals some never-before-seen truths about the country's private healthcare sector...

6 Jul 2018

Competition Commission releases Health Market Inquiry report

The Competition Commission's long-awaited Health Market Inquiry provisional report has been released...

5 Jul 2018

Don't drop the ball!

These are the words that Deputy Nursing Service Manager Karin Lategan used when she spurred personnel at the Mediclinic Constantiaberg onwards towards the hospital's fifth accreditation survey since 1996...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Jul 2018

Botswana: Jwaneng Mine Hospital celebrates special quality improvement milestone

There were scenes of celebration when Jwaneng Mine Hospital in Botswana achieved a score of 99 out of a possible 100 for their recent fifth COHSASA accreditation award...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Jul 2018

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