Managing the fiscal beast – admin-to-clinician ratio now 3:1

Chris Bateman


The ranks of senior public healthcare administrators swelled by 12% over the past 3 years v. a 3.5% growth among all physicians, pharmacists and pathologists over the same period. This previously unpublicised skewed progression has further bolstered appeals by healthcare professional groups to stop the wide-scale, debilitating freezing of clinical posts.

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Healthcare administrators; Clinical posts; Freezing of posts; South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(2):131-132. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i2.10523

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Date submitted: 2016-01-09
Date published: 2016-01-10

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