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REVEALED: The mental illnesses costing SA billions

Jul 26 2017 05:00

Discovery Health's mental health spend reached R2bn in 2016 with hospitalisation claims amounting to R32m more than predicted, says CEO Dr Jonathan Broomberg.


NHI bill to come before Cabinet in November

Jul 20 2017 09:08

The National Department of Health hopes to have the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill before Cabinet in November this year after which it will be made available for public comment.


Medical schemes slammed for shunning SA's mentally ill

Jul 18 2017 18:20

Mental healthcare in South Africa is in a sickly state with medical aid members continuing to face prejudice and discrimination by schemes, says an industry expert.


Fraud costs private healthcare R22bn - SIU

Jul 18 2017 13:11

At least 7% of all medical claims in South Africa are fraudulent, with the total fraud costs in the private healthcare system estimated at R22bn each year.


REVEALED: SA's top 20 hospitals

Jul 18 2017 09:20

Discovery Health has revealed its annual hospital survey, which gave some measure of South Africa's best hospitals.


Fewer medical schemes in store for SA

Jul 18 2017 06:02

Government hopes that the number of private medical schemes and the options they provide will decrease under the proposed National Health Insurance plan.

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Black-owned healthcare investment company lists on JSE

Jul 12 2017 11:36

RH Bophelo has listed as a special purpose acquisition company on the JSE, joining five other companies in the non-equity investments instruments sector.


Mediclinic merger hits competition hurdle

Jul 06 2017 16:12

Mediclinic Southern Africa has suffered a blow after the Competition Commission said a proposed merger with Matlosana Medical Health Services should be halted.


Aspen CEO says deal making to resume in emerging markets

Jul 03 2017 08:39

Aspen Pharmacare sees further acquisitions in the next 12 months as strong revenue and lower capital expenditure restore its firepower after the purchase of two anesthetics portfolios last year.



More pharmaceutical skills in SA will increase competition, counter collusion

Jul 02 2017 15:13

The shortage of skills in South Africa’s pharmaceutical industry makes it easier for collusion to take place in the healthcare sector, says a Department of Health official.


Call to probe pricing of all life-saving medicines

Jul 01 2017 09:57

The pricing of all life-saving medicines - and not just cancer drugs - should be investigated by the Competition Commission, urges a healthcare body.

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