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Is South Africa advancing towards National Health Insurance? The perspectives of general practitioners in one pilot site.

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Background. The launch of the National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper in December 2015 heralded a new stage in South Africa’s advancement towards universal health coverage. The ‘contracting in’ of private sector general practitioners (GPs), though only one component of the overall reformed system, is nevertheless crucial to address staff shortages and capacity, and also to realise the broader vision of a single unified, integrated system.
Objective. To report on the views and experie...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i11.10683

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Green Templeton College
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Author
Publisher:
Health and Medical Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
South African Medical Journal Journal website
Volume:
106
Issue:
11
Pages:
1092-1095
Publication date:
2016-11-02
Acceptance date:
2016-05-17
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EISSN:
0256-9574
ISSN:
2078-5135
Pubs id:
pubs:660337
URN:
uri:e4904a1b-04ce-4005-ad3e-4a227d4587b4
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uuid:e4904a1b-04ce-4005-ad3e-4a227d4587b4
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pubs:660337
Paper number:
11

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