The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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Africa didn't feature at all on the list of best hospital cities in the world. We ask why.
Private healthcare in SA is structured so that doctors work alone and are remunerated for the quantity of services they deliver, explains a healthcare management expert.
If you think your low-cost hospital plan covers you completely, you may be in for a very nasty surprise when you least need it.
Why must patients pay five-star costs for three-star accommodation, asks Mandi Smallhorne.
An R8 000+ bill for five hours at a private hospital was the final straw that broke the camel's back for a Fin24 user who ditched medical aid for a hospital plan.
More Fin24 users share their views and experiences regarding private hospital care.
After her mother died suddenly in ICU, a Fin24 user asks why we pay so much for private hospital care in the expectation of being well looked after.
If you are a medical scheme member and your spouse gets breast cancer, you need to find out exactly what your scheme will pay for and what it won’t.
There is a vicious cycle at play in SA's medical aid industry, says an insider, who offers some insights and possible solutions.
Before complaining about the high cost of private hospital care, consumers must be aware of the expensive background workings, says an insider.
These wards are continuing to operate because the Gauteng Health Department has not received any formal communications instructing them to shut them down.
A new analysis found that some US hospitals are spending more money on postoperative care, but not actually saving people's lives.
A Fin24 user says he is happy with his experience at a state hospital after a bad experience with a specialist in private practice.
Do not blame brokers for high private hospital costs, says a broker reacting to a medical doctor, who blames high hospital costs on broker commissions.
A hospital plan is not a one-size-fits-all as you need to consider the cover you need, how much money you can spend and whether a plan has any features that don’t suit you.
Practices in ICU wards are costing medical aids a lot more simply because hospitals are illegally cutting corners in terms of staffing costs, claims an insider.
As China tries to privatise an overburdened public healthcare system, private hospitals face a shortage of doctors.
Private hospital staff have added their voice to the lively debate on the high cost of private hospital care.
The focus in the debate on the reasons for the high cost of private hospital care has shifted to the conditions and behaviour of staff at these hospitals.
The debate regarding high private hospital costs continues with a Fin24 user claiming staff is not well paid at one of these big private hospital groups.
Cape TownUmphakathi Recruitment (Pty) Ltd
Cape TownMass Staffing ProjectsR220 000.00 - R420 000.00 Per Year
Western CapeMJL SolutionsR20 000.00 - R25 000.00 Per Month
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