Health Care in South Africa is an invaluable tool for all health care professionals and anyone who needs to
evaluate health care options either for their own families or on behalf of their staff, clients or
The first part of the book focuses on health care service providers, health care consultants
and medical schemes and gives industry players an opportunity to describe their services and
list their contact details.
The second part of the book deals with the size and shape of private and public
health care services,
unfolding health care regulations and a description of how all the participants in the industry fit
together. It also offers readers a guide to checking on the health of different medical schemes, as
well as understanding the details of benefits and options.
The focus of the book is the regulatory environment and the current
profile of the private health sector in South Africa. It also includes
chapters on the funding, framework and delivery of health in the public
sector and the proposed introduction of National Health Insurance.
The book draws on reports from the World Health Organisation, the World
Bank, the World Economic Forum, the OECD, the BRICS Joint Statistical
Publication, the South African Department of Health, National Treasury,
Statistics SA and numerous published journals and newspaper reports.
The book includes interviews with leading South
African commentators on health care and health financing related issues