oa South African Medical Journal - The Competition Commission Health Market Inquiry Report : an overview and key imperatives - issues in public health - in practice

Volume 110 Number 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) is the most systematic and comprehensive investigation carried out into the South African private health sector. The recommendations as set out in the HMI Final Report merit extensive discussion and debate, as they could – if implemented – have far-reaching consequences for the future of the healthcare system. The objective of this article is to contribute to this discussion by providing an overview of the key findings and recommendations of the HMI and highlighting the resultant key imperatives at this critical juncture of policy development.

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