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Supplements dominate the retail health market

The best way to beat the rising cost of healthcare, especially now with our economy in a recession, is to invest in your health to prevent illness. With some chilly months still ahead of us, we’re not clear of the colds-and-flu season yet, and you need to keep your immune system operating optimally. And if […]

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Nursing profession driving change

As the healthcare industry, we are dealing with a myriad of challenges when it relates to nurses, the most imminent of those is the aging nursing population. According to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) website, 75% of registered nurses/midwives are over the age of 40, with the majority between the ages of 50 and […]

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Value-based care – change is coming

Healthcare reimbursement in SA is at a crossroads. Globally, there is a move towards value-based care, while fee-for-service is being phased out. Alternative reimbursement models are being adapted to incorporate outcomes-based reimbursements, which reward the delivery of value by physicians. The quest to curb the rising costs of cancer treatment without sacrificing patient outcomes has […]

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Netcare announces strong results for SA and UK operations

A strong trading performance from operations in both SA and the UK underpinned private hospital group, Netcare’s results for the six months ended 31 March 2013 with adjusted headline earnings per share (HEPS) from continuing operations increasing 21.0% to 62.7 cents (2012: 51.8 cents).   Currency conversion favourably impacted the operating result with revenue in […]

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