Bridging the healthcare delivery divide

Chris Bateman, JP Du Plessis, Tracy Du Plessis, Retha Grobbelaar


In an ironic bit of healthcare delivery innovation, a district hospital originally designed to treat race groups separately is now inadvertently paving the way for National Health Insurance. One team of doctors and nurses treats all private and public patients equally, using the same facilities.

Authors' affiliations

Chris Bateman, HMPG

JP Du Plessis, Africa Health Placements

Tracy Du Plessis, Africa Health Placements

Retha Grobbelaar,

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National Health Insurance; public; private

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(9):727-728. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6187

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-08-02
Date published: 2012-09-03

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