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Patients as consumers of health care in South Africa: the ethical and legal implications

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Background South Africa currently has a pluralistic health care system with separate public and private sectors. It is, however, moving towards a socialised model with the introduction of National Health Insurance. The South African legislative environment has changed recently with the promulgation of the Consumer Protection Act and proposed amendments to the National Health Act. Patients can now be viewed as consumers from a legal perspective. This has various implications for health care sy...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1472-6939-14-15

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
15
Publication date:
2013-03-21
Acceptance date:
2013-03-14
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1472-6939
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pubs:650073
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uri:12743229-c1dd-485b-8f31-584db5aa2c39
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uuid:12743229-c1dd-485b-8f31-584db5aa2c39
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