Healthcare Funders Board say private healthcare report exposes escalating costs

The Board of Healthcare Funders says they welcome the report released by the Competition Commission.

Managing director for the board, Dr Katlego Mothudi, says the report articulated what they have been saying.

The issue around escalating costs has been better articulated. We are better equipped now, from the preliminary findings, to say where the issues are.

Dr Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director at the Board of Healthcare Funders 

READ: Consumers disadvantaged in private healthcare - Competition Comm

They also raised the issue of anti-competitiveness in some of the sectors.

Dr Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director at the Board of Healthcare Funders

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Dr Mothudi says in South Africa people choose to visit specialists rather than primary level care.

In terms of pregnancy monitoring, we know that a midwife should be central but it is in the realm of the specialist.

Dr Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director at the Board of Healthcare Funders

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