South Africans pay more for private health care than Europeans

A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reveals that South Africans pay more for private health care than people from European countries.

Stephen Grootes on Thursday spoke to The Times reporter Kathrine Childs, who specialises in health issues, about the methodology of the study and the findinds thereof.

Listen to the conversation on the podcast below:

They didn't look in too much details. But they did say the hospital costs and specialty costs are very high and that specialty costs are rising above the inflation.

Kathrine Childs, The Times reporter specialiasing in health issues

Hopefully, after three years of study they will know who to blame.

Kathrine Childs, The Times reporter specialiasing in health issues

Private hospitals are making money. Doctors are making money. It's a full profit business.

Kathrine Childs, The Times reporter specialiasing in health issues

This article first appeared on 702 : South Africans pay more for private health care than Europeans


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