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Introducing the e-patient

Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users...

4 Apr 2019

Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right

The value of keeping proper written records of explanations, discussions and advice leading to the informed consent to avoid protracted legal proceedings for both doctors and patients...

By Lisa Swaine 3 Apr 2019

Ask Dr Google. The pros and cons of online diagnosis

Pop symptoms of a headache into a search engine and it will come back with a myriad of diagnoses, varying from a sinus headache to a tumour...

1 Apr 2019

What African countries can do about ensuring safer surgery

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics...

By Isabella Epiu 27 Mar 2019

The death rate for mothers having C-sections is 50 times higher in Africa

The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries...

By Bruce M Biccard 26 Mar 2019

Post-surgical death stats higher than TB, malaria & HiV combined

A study by researchers at UCT and University of Birmingham shows that 4.2-million people die each year within 30 days of surgery, more than from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined (2.9-million)...

7 Feb 2019

A changing birth: What's behind SA's skyrocketing C-section rates?

Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?

By Laura Grant & Laura Lopez Gonzalez 10 Jan 2019

There are many complex reasons for South Africa's organ donor shortage

At any given time, there are around 4,300 people waiting for organ donations in South Africa. These patients usually need new livers, kidneys, lungs or hearts. But organ donors are in very short supply...

By Harriet Etheredge 9 Jan 2019

Surgical adhesions can be treated, prevented in mice

A cellular culprit - as well as a possible treatment - for a common, sometimes life-threatening post-surgical complication has been identified by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine...

By Krista Conger 4 Jan 2019

Why improving access to surgery in childbirth makes economic sense

Maternal mortality remains high around the world, with more than women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or shortly afterwards...

By Isabella Epiu 3 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Invitation to bid

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) invites all potential advertising agency service providers to bid for a below-the-line advertising campaign to overhaul the image of the SANC and nursing in general...

Issued by South African Nursing Council 10 Dec 2018

Osseointegration gives amputees more freedom

In a first for South Africa, a 28-year-old patient with a previous trans-femoral amputation has received a successful osseointegration prosthetic limb implant...

6 Dec 2018

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