n South African Medical Journal - Improving operating theatre efficiency in South Africa : issues in medicine : forum

Volume 101, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



South African health and wellbeing indicators are poor for a middle-income country, and are usually attributed to inequity. Despite notable successes, South Africa's Gini co-efficient is one of the highest globally, compounded by weaknesses in implementation and planning, lack of creativity in designing incentive frameworks, and shortfalls in management and information systems.

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