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Mediclinic News : DIFFERENT MIND-SET REQUIRED ‘TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY

Title

DIFFERENT MIND-SET REQUIRED ‘TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY

Date

2019-07-26

Link

https://medbriefafrica.co.za/different-mind-set-required-to-do-things-differently/

News Description

The private sector can learn a lot from its public counterparts, but still needs to support the public sector as it meets its challenges. Addressing KZNDHC Conference delegates in Durban on Saturday, Discovery Health CEO Dr Jonny Broomberg stressed that it was now time to stop pointing fingers and move beyond the tendency to concentrate on reforms and the NHI when dealing with public private sector healthcare issues. It was time to deal with the more practical issues such as private public structures and what was best for the health system at large in this regard, he added: “The team-based model is the right model if done properly and the model all should aspire to in the delivery of health care. It is, after all, better to work with colleagues than work alone as most GPs do,” he suggested. A major private sector problem, he stressed in support of this contention, was that it was deeply fragmented, intimating that this was where it should look at the public sector in terms of collaboration. “Good news is that there are some moves in this direction where we have larger groups, for example, providing primary care with GPs being joined by physios, dieticians etc. to provide a ‘one-stop shop’, so to speak.” In hospitals, he noted, there were also multidisciplinary teams such as oncologists, radiologists and psychiatrists working together. It was unfortunate, however, that many private doctors were still “stuck in their comfort zones” when it came, for example, to the idea of working in hospitals, Broomberg added in the ensuing debate. On this, he said, an innovative mind-set was now required when asking “how can we do things differently?”
Created at 2019/07/02 03:43 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/07/02 03:43 PM by Mediclinic