CoN – lifeline for patients, noose for healthcare providers?

Chris Bateman


You could liken the new Certificate of Need (CoN) law to a brightly coloured centipede, signalling hope of better access to healthcare for millions, but work endangerment to private specialists, hospital groupings, GPs and other healthcare professional groupings.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Healthcare access; National Health Act; Court action; Certificate of Need

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(9):597-598. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8774

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-08-05
Date published: 2014-08-19

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