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Prof Karabus: Comments on doctors boycotting Africa Health

Following the withdrawal of the HPCSA, SAMA, the IPA Foundation and several speakers from next week’s Africa Health Conference and Exhibition in protest against the detention of Prof Cyril Karabus in Dubai, Medical Chronicle received the following letter from Prof Sylvester Chima from the College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. It is rather unfortunate […]

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Fraud or feigned hysteria?

Dr Tony Behrman, COO, IPAF  We heard recently from reports at the Board of Healthcare Funders’ (BHF) Healthcare Fraud Investigators workshop that the healthcare industry is reeling under the burden of fraud to an annual amount of R22bn, or 21% of the entire payout by medical schemes to all suppliers of service including hospitals, managed care companies, […]

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GP Accreditation: State vs the Experts

Work done by the IPA Foundation of SA and SAMA in conjunction with the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) to develop an accreditation programme for GPs in SA could be temporarily halted after the Department of Health indicated that the setting of standards for such a programme is the responsibility of […]

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IPA Foundation Uniting GPs to Provide Better Care

SA has excellent GPs, but because of the nature of medical scheme benefit options and associated managed care interventions, many of these skills have been lost for members. Stressing this point during a recent health care conference, Dr Lex Visser, CEO of the IPA Foundation listed these obstacles as the motivation behind the formation and structure […]

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