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Re-launch of the South African Society of Medical Managers (previously known as the Medical Administrators Group)

Lilian Dudley, Tiego Ephraim Selebano, Rita Nathan, Ria Kirsten, Paul Ciapparelli, Mabatho Ntomb’zikhona Mutshekwane, Debashis Basu

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Medical management is a recognised specialty in many developing and developed countries, including Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In South Africa it was recognised as a sub-specialty in the 1990s, but this is no longer the case. The South African Society of Medical Managers, in close collaboration with the Division of Medical Management of the College of Public Health Medicine of South Africa, has been working to re-establish the specialty of medical management in South Africa. Well-trained specialist medical managers would play a significant role in the effective and efficient implementation of National Health Insurance and primary healthcare re-engineering through the practice of evidence-based health care, clinical economics and administrative medicine.

Authors' affiliations

Lilian Dudley, Division of Medical Management, College of Public Health Medicine of South Africa, South African Society of Medical Managers, and Stellenbosch University

Tiego Ephraim Selebano, South African Society of Medical Managers and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Rita Nathan, Division of Medical Management, College of Public Health Medicine of South Africa, South African Society of Medical Managers, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, and University of Limpopo Gauteng,

Ria Kirsten, South African Society of Medical Managers and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Paul Ciapparelli, South African Society of Medical Managers and Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, Western Cape

Mabatho Ntomb’zikhona Mutshekwane, South African Society of Medical Managers and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Debashis Basu, Division of Medical Management, College of Public Health Medicine of South Africa, South African Society of Medical Managers, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand

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Medical Management Speciality

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2013;103(1):23. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6505

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-11-14
Date published: 2012-11-22

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