Caesarean section rates in South Africa: A case study of the health systems challenges for the proposed National Health Insurance

LATEST ARTICLES
SEARCH INDEX
SUGGEST ARTICLE
THE OSI COLLECTIONS
ABOUT THE OSI

OSI STATISTICS

Total abstracts indexed:
538
Audio abstracts:
101
Open access articles:
478
Pending review:
115
Annotations added:
2
Countries represented:
91
No. of contributors:
10
Bookmarks made:
12
Specialities covered:
19

Caesarean section rates in South Africa: A case study of the health systems challenges for the proposed National Health Insurance


JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Publication date – Aug – 2020
Authors – G C SolankiI, J E Cornell, E Daviaud, S Fawcus
KeywordsCaesarean section rates, health systems challenges, South Africa
Open access – Yes
SpecialityObstetrics and Gynaecology
World region Southern Africa
Country: South Africa
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on September 1, 2020 at 11:08 pm
Abstract:

Broader policy research and debate on the issues related to the planning of National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa (SA) need to be complemented by case studies to examine and understand the issues that will have to be dealt with at micro and macro levels. The objective of this article is to use caesarean section (CS) as a case study to examine the health systems challenges that NHI would need to address in order to ensure sustainability. The specific objectives are to: (i) provide an overview of the key clinical considerations related to CS; (ii) assess the CS rates in the SA public and private sectors; and (iii) use a health systems framework to examine the drivers of the differences between the public and private sectors and to identify the challenges that the proposed NHI would need to address on the road to implementation.

OSI Number – 20668

Public annotations on this article:
No public annotations yet