Healthcare markets in South Africa are currently facing scrutiny and important policy and regulatory changes, with a competition market inquiry into the private healthcare sector and policy reform geared towards a National Health Insurance scheme underway. Our team has significant experience of analysing competition and regulatory issues in the sector and can help to understand what these changes may mean for different stakeholders.
Acacia economists have considerable experience in the healthcare sector, including analysis of both the public and private sector. This includes expertise in competition, pricing methodology, pharmaco-economics and healthcare policy. We have done research on a variety of key policy issues in South Africa including tariff setting for doctors and pharmacists, the proposed National Health Insurance, the effects of designated service providers, prescribed minimum benefits, demarcation of healthcare insurance, and competition in the South African healthcare sector.