Commission’s Private Healthcare Data Flawed — Lawyer

Commission’s Private Healthcare Data Flawed — Lawyer

The Competition Commission’s preliminary report into SA‘s private healthcare industry has come under fire at the Hospital Association’s annual conference, with a lawyer describing the data as flawed and out of date. According to a Beeld report, Anthony Norton, of law firm Nortons Inc, said in his presentation the findings and recommendations of the commission should be reviewed as there were major problems with the data. He said the commission had used ‘old data’ – dating from 2010 to 2015 – to ascertain market share of the hospital groups. The commission found that Mediclinic, Netcare and Life Healthcare with approximately 30% each, dominate the market. ‘What the panel didn’t consider at all, is what has happened in the sector since 2015,’ Norton said. Read the full article here.

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