The good news on medical schemes is that the industry is turning around from huge losses. The bad news is that nobody's tracking how much medical costs consumers are carrying. On average, the industry performed pretty well, according to acting registrar of medical schemes Patrick Matshidze.
A new method of treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been developed, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said on Tuesday.
Governments plans to place all its employees on a single medical scheme would increase the states control over the medical benefits it provided to public servants, save money, and help relieve the burden on public hospitals and clinics, Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi said yesterday.
The appointment is a Joint appointment with University of the Witwatersrand
An evaluation of existing part-time district surgeon services and alternative mechanisms for future contracting with general practitioners
UCT Health Economics Unit
The purpose of this research project was to provide information which would contribute to debates about restructuring of the PDS system. In particular, patient satisfaction with current PDS services was evaluated, and the opinions of PDSs and patients about possible changes to the PDS system were surveyed. This was accomplished through exit poll interviews with 638 PDS patients (the user survey) and a questionnaire survey of 58 PDSs (the PDS survey). These surveys were conducted in three provinces, namely the Western Cape, Northern Cape and the Free State.
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG
DIVISION OF RURAL HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE
Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193 South
Tel: 011 717 2041
Fax: 011 717 2558
18th WITS SKILLS TRAINING COURSE
The next Wits Clinical Skills Course will be held on Friday 16th October 2009.
Health Systems Trust
There is a major shortage of doctors in rural areas in South Africa. About 46% of the population in South Africa live in non-urban areas (1), and they do not always have the same access to health services as their urban counterparts. One example is Mount Frere district, where the doctor to population ration is 1:30 000 (2).
Theme: Family Medicine: the leading edge