Friday, May 24, 2019

It’s National Doctors’ Day!

Constantia Insurance Company is spearheading an initiative known as National Doctors’ to acknowledge the critical role doctors play in meeting the healthcare needs of...

Medical fraud still the most pervasive type of fraud in SA

Medical aids lost at least R15-20bn of total private healthcare industry spend to fraud last year, with the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern...

Health scheme merger may disrupt market

Spectramed and Resolution Health have joined forces – and the merger will result in the launch of a new scheme, Health Squared, which combined...

Women-specific health insurance: pros and cons

According to Old Mutual, cancer accounted for 62% of the ‘Big 4’ severe illnesses (cancer, heart attack, CABG and stroke) in 2017. The top...

Obesity: an economic risk for South Africa

We tend to think of HIV and TB as the greatest health risks in South Africa today – but non-communicable diseases are fast becoming...