Breaching the chasm between what’s law and what’s done …

Chris Bateman


National and provincial health departments are failing dismally when it comes meeting the minimum standards required of them by the Constitution, lacking precise plans to give effect to policy and legislation. They are also treacle-slow in passing laws vital to help them contain virulent diseases such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Healthcare policy; Healthcare legislation; Healthcare delivery failure; Section 27; Drug-resistant tuberculosis

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(9):600-601. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8751

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-07-31
Date published: 2014-08-19

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