Vol 96, No 11 (2006)

Table of Contents

Special report on the National Council meeting, 14 - 17 September 2006 PDF
Magda Naude 1146

From the Editor

Communication and the laying on of hands - medicine's missing links PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 1135

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
J P van Niekerk 1137

Correspondence

NOFSA statement on Generic bisphosphonates PDF
J N de Jongh 1138
Rural doctors given fresh hope PDF
Vernon Louw, Hymne Louw 1139
Paediatric surgery in the Third World PDF
G P Hadley 1139
Separation-survivability - the elusive moral cut-off point? PDF
J V Larsen, Louis-Jacques van Bogaert, reply by J A M de Roubaix 1140

Izindaba

Belligerent 'retro-Manto' moved sideways PDF
  1149
Discovery helps plug the gaps PDF
  1152
Apartheid exile leads new 'struggle' PDF
  1154
Core human rights competencies - no easy walk PDF
  1156

Forum

Improving health care delivery PDF
Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge 1159
Levels of occupational stress in doctors working in a South African public-sector hospital PDF
L S Thomas, A Valli 1162
The South African Hypertension Guideline 2006 is evidence-based but not cost-effective PDF
Thomas A Gaziano 1170
The business of health, the health of business PDF
J Myers 1174
Vocal cord paralysis secondary to multinodular goitre PDF
W Mulwafu, E Panieri, M Garb, M Duffield 1176
Mixed Bag PDF
Bridget Farham 1178

Book reviews

A Practical Guide To Paediatric Burns PDF
M R Q Davies 1178

Scientific letters

Syphilis in pregnancy - prevalence at different levels of health care in Durban PDF
Jaymala Devjee, Jack Moodley, Michelle Singh 1182

Original articles

The agreement between cervical abnormalities identified by cytology and detection of high-risk types of human papillomavirus PDF
Bruce R Allan, Dianne J Marais, Lynette Denny, Margaret Hoffman, Samuel Shapiro, Anna-Lise Williamson 1186
Evaluation of a strict protocol approach in managing women with severe disease due to abortion PDF
R C Pattinson, L C Snyman, L C Snyman, A P Macdonald, A P Macdonald 1191
Impact of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act on maternal morbidity and mortality in the west of Pretoria PDF
A M Mbele, L Snyman, R C Pattinson 1196
The pharmaco-economics of peri-operative beta-blocker and statin therapy in South Africa PDF
B M Biccard, J W Sear, P Foex 1199