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n South African Medical Journal - A path to full-service contracting with general practitioners under National Health Insurance : correspondence

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Abstract

National Health Insurance (NHI) is important in South Africa (SA). On 27 November 2013, during a lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Minister of Health spoke about the 'Americanisation' of healthcare. In discussing service contracts for general practitioners (GPs), he was open but cautious: 'How will we monitor them?' There is a perception that GPs are poorly equipped and badly trained, and will limit patient access when they are faced with high volumes. There is also concern that the current public service will be 'destroyed' by competition with GPs.

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2014-03-01
2016-12-05
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