private healthcare

 
‘Most citizens are poor so private hospitals seem costly – they are not’
‘Most citizens are poor so private hospitals seem costly – they are not’
The high cost of private hospitals is a mere perception, says the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa), which represents the major private...
Private healthcare inquiry counts cost of medical aid
Private healthcare inquiry counts cost of medical aid
The long-anticipated public hearings for the inquiry into the private healthcare market kicked off in a frigid Pretoria conference room this...
Dental work's a kick in the teeth
Dental work's a kick in the teeth
Palesa Dwaba* sat down on a chair in the shabby room holding her black handbag tightly on her lap. “Good morning doctor,” she greeted.
Medical aids have dentists over a barrel
Medical aids have dentists over a barrel
"We are seeing dentists going under," said Maretha Smit, chief executive officer of the South African Dental Association (Sada).
Comment: Restore medical aids to good health
Comment: Restore medical aids to good health
Usually there is only one healthcare system in a country, made up of a number of role players, but the South African healthcare system is unlike...
Maximum intervention prescribed
Maximum intervention prescribed
Mr E lives in South Africa, a country in which everyone has a constitutionally entrenched right to have access to healthcare services. He and 17%...
Mediclinic drops R3-billion after share sale to fund acquisitions
Mediclinic drops R3-billion after share sale to fund acquisitions
Mediclinic International, South Africa's largest private-hospital owner, fell the most in six months after raising R3.18-billion in a share sale to...
Mediclinic profit increases as more South Africans turn to private health
Mediclinic profit increases as more South Africans turn to private health
Mediclinic International, South Africa’s largest private-hospital owner, posted a 23% increase in full-year profit as more patients came to its...
Publicly waiting for x-rays, privately abandoning all hope
Publicly waiting for x-rays, privately abandoning all hope
It's 7am. My leg is hurting. There's a burning pain running between my knee and hip. And I have to stand. 
Comment: Preventative care will lower costs
Comment: Preventative care will lower costs
The average life expectancy of a South African is 59.6 years according to the July 2013, edition of the Statistics South Africa field-worker...
Right of reply: Motsoaledi makes fools of us
Right of reply: Motsoaledi makes fools of us
It is unfortunate that, instead of answering the questions posed in my comment piece "Let's talk about this revolution", Health Minister...

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