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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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Targeted research to reduce healthcare cost

A breakthrough clinical, medicine access programme by ISIMO Health aims to revolutionise the way in which patients can access expensive medicines and will make unprecedented amounts of relevant medical data available for immediate academic and commercial interpretation. (more…)

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Oncologists combat cancer care

A new report shows that the cost of cancer care is rising globally at a rate of between 7.5% -10.5%, but South African medical professionals are poised to tackle this problem with a ground-breaking conference in Kempton Park later this year. (more…)

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More involvement of GPs needed in cancer care

Dr Martin de Villiers, CEO of ICON The role of the GP in the diagnosis, management and follow-up care of cancer patients in SA needs a complete review to improve the quality of care and support these patients and their families are getting, and bring down the excessive costs of cancer treatment. However, one of the […]

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ICON and IPAF commit to better cancer care

The Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF) that will see family practitioners playing a greater role in cancer care in SA. This important development is aimed at addressing the current fragmentation of cancer care and changing the focus from terminal to preventative treatment, […]

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