‘Populist politicians’ take aim at ‘soft-target’ doctors

Chris Bateman


Politicians responsible for healthcare delivery, especially those who are medically qualified, should stop ‘playing to the crowd’ by making irresponsible and premature statements about doctors who sometimes fail to save lives in an underequipped and dysfunctional public health system.

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Politicians; Healthcare delivery; Public statements

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(9):707-708. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8542

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Date submitted: 2015-09-14
Date published: 2015-09-14

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