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Government inability to harness high-tech radiology blurs NHI vision

Chris Bateman

Abstract


Almost runaway techno- logical advances have put radiology at the cutting edge of diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare, increasing its reach beyond the wildest dreams of its oldest living practitioners. Yet the government’s inability to pragmatically leverage willing private sector information technology skills and capacity has left South Africa way short of what it could potentially offer most of its patients. 


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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Keywords

Radiology; National Health Insurance; NHI; Information technology

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(5):339-340. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9465

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-09-18
Date published: 2015-09-18

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