South Africa poised for national health systemBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.329 (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:329
- Pat Sidley
The South African government hopes to begin implementing its plans for a national health system that will bring free primary health care to all South Africans from 1 April. The plans will ensure that regardless of race, sex, income, or ethnicity all South Africans will have equal access to a package of benefits at public health facilities.
These benefits could include access to private general practitioners and some other health professionals, who will be contracted to the proposed district …