A market inquiry has looked into private health care costs in South Africa.
A patient collects her medication at a clinic in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
MSF/Sydelle WIllow Smith
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
Specialists making their fees publicly available is one way to rein in rogue practices.
Australia is the only country in the OECD that allows specialists complete freedom to set their own fees. This puts patients at risk – but the government can help protect them.
Although health care has become more accessible and affordable, quality at the facilities is still a problem.
The government has put a lot of effort into making health care in South Africa more accessible, but the quality of the service still lags behind.
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