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Will our public healthcare sector fail the NHI?

Chris Bateman

Abstract


Feasible universal health coverage in South Africa seemed ever more remote last month as a dysfunctional Department of Public Works continued to stymie vital public hospital revitalisation projects, and five provinces proved grossly incapable of spending their health budgets.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Keywords

National Health Insurance, hospital revitalisation, budget underspending

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(11):817-818. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6358

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-10-01
Date published: 2012-10-26

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