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Mediclinic News : NHI MUSTN’T JUST BE ABOUT THE MONEY – LET’S NOT FORGET HUMAN RIGHTS

Title

NHI MUSTN’T JUST BE ABOUT THE MONEY – LET’S NOT FORGET HUMAN RIGHTS

Date

2019-10-15

Link

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2019-10-15-nhi-mustnt-just-be-about-the-money-lets-not-forget-human-rights/

News Description

DAILY MAVERICK The long-awaited and thorough Health Market Inquiry (HMI) report paints an alarming picture of private healthcare. The report indicates that private healthcare in South Africa is characterised by high and rising costs, significant over-utilisation, no documented measures for health outcomes, highly concentrated facilities and administrators, and medical schemes that are not sufficiently accountable to members. The performance of public health is also beset with numerous challenges and the 2018 Auditor-General’s report indicates that more than 50% of health facilities are near collapse and require immediate intervention. Drivers of system dysfunctionality include poor capacity and resource constraints, shortages of health facilities and human resources practitioners and specialists, governance issues and corruption, and runaway medical-legal costs.
Created at 2019/10/21 07:49 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/10/21 07:49 AM by Mediclinic