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structure and financing of South African health services

Diane McIntyre

structure and financing of South African health services

future options

by Diane McIntyre

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Published by York University, Centre for Health Economics in York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDiane McIntyre, Peter Owen.
SeriesHealth economics discussion paper series / York University, Centre for Health Economics -- no.118, Health economics discussion paper (York University, Centre for Health Economics) -- no.118.
ContributionsOwen, Peter.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19559206M

The District Health System in South Africa: Progress made and next steps July Table of Contents Acronyms 1. Introduction 2. Legacies of the Past 3. What is meant by Decentralisation and the DHS 4. Progress in DHS Implementation in South Africa 5. It's never too late to learn: Key lessons from international experiences 6. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

provides insights into the need for health services in the South African context. 4. Health status in South Africa After the first democratic elections, South Africa saw a rapid increase in annual registered deaths, rising from , in to a high of , in This then declined to , in   The finance, real estate and businesses services sector is South Africa’s biggest, comprising % of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Manufacturing (%) is the second-biggest sector. The South African banking and financial services sector is highly regarded internationally because of a strong regulatory and legal framework.

  In terms of overall health system performance from an equity perspective, assessing this relative to the principles of contributing to health care financing according to ability to pay and benefiting from health services according to need, the major problem within the South African health system appears to be on the service benefit by: SOUTH AFRICA’S HEALTH SYSTEM 1. Background Constitutional and organizational context of South African health system South Africa has an estimated population of 54 (1), the majority of whom access health services through government-run public clinics and hospitals. The health system comprises the public sector (run by the govern-.


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The structure and financing of South African health services: future options Article (PDF Available) January with 13 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The current period of fundamental political change in South Africa offers a window of opportunity for the implementation of transformative health policies. The South African health system is presently characterised by considerable fragmentation of health service provision and administration, with associated inefficiencies.

The book begins by providing a useful snapshot of health systems structure and financing and places this in the context of universal healthcare in various countries, including South Africa. It also provides a comparison of health outcomes and economic indicators in selected countries.

HEALTH FINANCING PROFILE SOUTH AFRICA May OverviewKey Most health services in South Africa (about 86%) are provided through the public sector, yet only about 50% of health expenditure comes from the government.

The private sector is small and tends to cater to people with medium to high incomes. in July as “a very significant change in the structure of healthcare financing in this country”. The future vision for the South African healthcare system was outlined in the Report of the Social Security Committee of Inquiry (the Taylor Committee), released in May A more detailed discussion document on healthcare was also released by the Department of Health ().

These reports recommended that South Africa File Size: 32KB. the current health care financing system in South Africa, and to provide preliminary insights into the current debate about the NHI in South Africa. The rest of the paper is structured as follows: the next section briefly summarises some of the public-private mix issues in health financing, noting major sources of Size: KB.

The structure of South Africa's health service. Zwarenstein M. PIP: The South African health system is a combination of the private sector based on the free market model mainly serving the rich and of primary health care (PHC) predominating in the homelands. It is physician and curative by: 1.

Health and Health Care in South Africa. Van Rensburg deaths delivery Department of Health disease doctors Durban Eastern Cape economic enrolled nurses epidemic equity established financing functions Gauteng global groups health and health health care system health districts health policy health professionals health professions.

picture of equity in the South African health system. 1Ataguba,J. & McIntyre,D. ‘Financing and benefit incidence in the South African health system: Preliminary results. Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University File Size: KB.

The South African government’s proposed national insurance scheme aims to tackle the stark divide in health care between rich and poor. Claire Keeton reports. When she was four years old, Thando (not her real name) came for treatment at a public hospital in Johannesburg because she.

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4 STATE OF HEALTH FINANCING IN THE AFRICAN REGION STATE OF HEALTH FINANCING IN THE AFRICAN REGION 5 World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa The Member States of the African Region of the World Health Organization are on average still far from meeting key health financing goals such as the Abuja Declaration target of allocating 15% File Size: 1MB.

South Africa as a society is characterised by huge inequities, rooted in the political history of the country, which had a devastating effect on the health status of the largely black African Author: Peter Delobelle.

resources for health, and health services. Modern South Africa is a multiracial democracy, where the black African majority (792% of the population), sits alongside minority groups that are white (92%), coloured (90%), and Indian (26%; the terms used for the diff erent races are consistent with those in common use and employed.

This report provides an overview of the regulatory structures and supply of pre-funded health financing products in South Africa. The intent of the document is to stimulate debate around the necessary conditions for a more inclusive and accessible product market that can contribute to improved health outcomes.

File Size: 1MB. health infrastructure. Financing: of health services in the country, while the nine provincial which requires that the department provide a framework for a structured and uniform health system for South Africa.

The act sets out the responsibilities of the national, provincial and local government spheres in File Size: KB. GDP health spend. Authors of the report attributed South Africa’s poor efficiency score to average healthcare spend as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) that delivered below average health outcomes.

South Africa spends % of its GDP on healthcare, just over R4 trillion, which placed it in the mid section of the 19 countries.

Health expenditure and finance in South Africa (English) Abstract. South Africa spends a great deal of money on its health services and yet its population suffers from a large amount of preventable illness and premature death.

This is due, in part, to factors outside the health. The right of access to health care services is one of the indivisible and interdependent rights entrenched in Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, of (“the Constitution”), specifically the Bill of Rights contained in Chapter 2 thereof.

As part of the work of its ongoing mandate, the South AfricanFile Size: 2MB. Twenty years after the fall of apartheid, social and economic disparities persist in South Africa and have a profound effect on the health of the population.

HIV infection and tuberculosis remain m Cited by:. Healthcare in South Africa. In South Africa, private and public health systems exist in parallel. The public system serves the vast majority of the population, but is chronically underfunded and understaffed. The wealthiest 20% of the population use the private system and are far better served.The right to health care is one of several socio-economic rights guaranteed in the South African Constitution of ‘Everyone has the right to have access to health care services, including reproductive health care.’3 ‘The state must take reasonable legislative.

South Africa’s financial services sector, backed by a sound regulatory and legal framework, is sophisticated, boasting dozens of domestic and foreign institutions providing a full range of services – commercial, retail and merchant banking, mortgage lending, insurance and investment.

The Reserve Bank has a significant degree of autonomy in.