Shocking state hospital stats: more than 20,000 patients harmed since 2016

A breakdown of figures shows that Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the most dangerous hospital in Gauteng, with 4‚320 incidents recorded of accidental ...

Cope MP campaigns for bill to protect rights of terminally ill patients

Under the present system patients are being subjected to treatments they don’t want because medical staff and families are scared of prosecution

Health department’s TB drug price coup opens access to patients

Deal applies to SA and other countries that procure bedaquiline through Stop TB Partnership’s facility

Human rights commission mulls wide-ranging inquiry into Gauteng’s ailing hospitals

The commission’s Buang Jones is concerned about the state of Jubilee District Hospital, where some people ‘spend the whole day without ...

DA determined that health officials pay for R159m compensation in Life Esidimeni tragedy

The amount, paid in total to 134 claimants, has come from taxpayers’ pockets, but the DA says those ‘responsible’ for the deaths of 144 patients should pay ...

Getting under the skin of cancer

Researchers in Toulouse search for answers on why some cancer patients don't respond to immunotherapy treatment

Major changes to tariffs and scheme options suggested in private healthcare inquiry

The inquiry’s provisional report recommends a Supply-Side Regulator of Healthcare to determine tariffs, which is welcomed by the South African Medical ...

Ashwin Willemse earns his master’s while Mallet and Botha are still off air

The former Springbok wing, who is going to the Equality Court over the SuperSport issue, majored in entrepreneurship and new venture creation

Healthcare inquiry says SA needs a supply-side regulator

Other recommendations are that tariffs for prescribed medical benefits become binding, and that certificates of need replace hospital licences

Easier comparisons will boost medical scheme competition, inquiry finds

The long-awaited health market inquiry found schemes ‘deliberately’ bundle and price options in a way that allows them to weaken and even avoid ...

Unnecessary procedures drive up private healthcare costs, competition inquiry finds

Long-awaited reports says there is little need for explicit or formal collusion, as practitioners’ interests in higher treatment volumes and treatment ...

KwaZulu-Natal ‘doing its best’ to address eye surgery backlog

The provincial health department lambasted the DA for its remarks on eye healthcare‚ saying they were ‘designed to mislead and confuse the public ...

What healthcare funders want from competition inquiry

The Health Funders Association wants the industry to support universal healthcare, and is leery of the recent Medical Schemes Amendment Bill

Over 8,000 people waiting for cataract surgery in KZN state hospitals due to ailing equipment

Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo and acting department head Musa Gumede say five of the 10 hospitals earmarked for eye healthcare in KZN had dysfunctional ...

If you get sick, Durban is the city for the best care

A patient survey shows coastal cities’ private hospitals are par excellence

State hospitals have all the oncology tech — but no specialists to use it

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there are at least 15 oncology machines worth R40m each waiting to be used at public hospitals

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