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Changes in the provision of health care in South Africa

J. Luiz, M. Wessels
South African Journal of Business Management | Vol 35, No 3 | a657 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v35i3.657 | © 2018 J. Luiz, M. Wessels | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 October 2018 | Published: 30 September 2004

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J. Luiz, Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
M. Wessels,, South Africa

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Health care in South Africa is undergoing substantial changes with rising pressure on both the public and private sectors. Medical inflation has been soaring rendering healthcare increasingly unaffordable and medical schemes have had to adapt their traditional business models. This paper looks at the current structure of the healthcare market; it examines the new legislation introduced by government, and assesses future directions of healthcare in South Africa.

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