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Mediclinic News : HEALTH REPORT A GIFT FOR MKHIZE

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HEALTH REPORT A GIFT FOR MKHIZE

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2019-10-09

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BUSINESS DAY - PAGE 6 The Competition Commission's health market inquiry, which published its final report last week, has set out in meticulous detail what most readers of this paper instinctively know. Patients are flummoxed by the complexity of medical schemes, specialists all want to be millionaires, and not even the dismal state of the economy seems to dampen the profit margins of private hospitals and medical scheme administrators. The reason? Quite simply, the department of health long ago abdicated its responsibility to oversee the private health care sector, leaving patients to blunder through an opaque and poorly regulated system that siphons away an ever increasing slice of their household budget with no guarantee they will get decent care. Patients using the private sector admittedly do not have to confront the long queues, staff shortages and disintegrating infrastructure that hobble public health facilities, but they are subject to expensive and unnecessary procedures.
Created at 2019/10/14 10:09 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/10/14 10:09 AM by Mediclinic