n South African Gastroenterology Review - Certificate of Need, the Competition Commission, coding and tariffs : private practice review

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Private healthcare is one of the most regulated sectors in the South African economy, but government seeks more control: the concern is that they may actually reduce competition, apply downward pressure on prices and deter entry by potential competitors. More disturbing is that while government is so preoccupied with trying to control the private sector, it is ignoring the suffering that its own maladministration is causing patients in the dysfunctional public sector.

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