Budget squeeze: Cutting clinicians hurts patients

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; Freezing clinical posts; Budget

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(4):321. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i4.10762

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Date submitted: 2016-03-10
Date published: 2016-03-17

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