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Practitioners bemoan fee structures

On 24 February 2016 the Health Market Inquiry heard presentations from the South African Medical Association (SAMA), the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) and the South African Optometric Association (SAOA). According to SAMA, one of its main functions is to…

HMI talks PMB’s, price, regulation

The Health Market Inquiry heard today (23 February 2016) from health care professionals in the ongoing public hearings held by the Inquiry’s esteemed Panel headed by former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo. Dr King, a cardiologist at Sunninghill Hospital, started the…

Putting patients at the heart of private healthcare

SECTION27 has produced a patient handbook that details our experiences of the private healthcare system.  In this publication, we aim to give voice to often marginalised voices of patients who struggle to access their constitutional right to healthcare. SECTION27 Patient…

Make private healthcare more accessible

SECTION27’s submission to the Health Market Inquiry In its submission to the Health Market Inquiry into the private healthcare sector, SECTION27 discusses the importance of an evidence-based analysis of the merits of price regulation within in the health care sector….

Patient voices to be heard

Patient voices to finally be heard in the Health Market Inquiry In the early hours of 4 May 2011, Phindile Mlotshwa was startled awake because she couldn’t breathe. She didn’t make it to work that day because she had difficulty drawing…