SA’s ailing public health sector ‘responding to treatment’?

Chris Bateman


Only one of the most vital patient care domains in public healthcare facilities today meets the minimum local and international standards – that of positive caring staff attitudes – but while patient waiting times have increased, other critical areas show ‘marginal to good’ improvements.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Public healthcare facilities; Local and international standards

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(1):11-13. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9169

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Date submitted: 2014-11-14
Date published: 2014-12-12

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