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Market concentration trends in South Africa’s private healthcare sector

dc.contributor.authorErasmus, Marineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorTheron, Nicolaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-27T09:56:46Z
dc.date.available2017-10-27T09:56:46Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationErasmus, M. & Theron, N. 2016. Market concentration trends in South Africa’s private healthcare sector. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 19(1):53-63, doi:10.4102/sajems.v19i1.1219
dc.identifier.issn2222-3436 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1015-8812 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/sajems.v19i1.1219
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102398
dc.descriptionCITATION: Erasmus, M. & Theron, N. 2016. Market concentration trends in South Africa’s private healthcare sector. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 19(1):53-63, doi:10.4102/sajems.v19i1.1219.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://sajems.org
dc.description.abstractThe Competition Commission (CC) commenced with an enquiry into South Africa’s private healthcare sector at the beginning of 2014, the outcome of which could have far-reaching consequences for the medical industry in South Africa. The panel appointed to consider competition in the private healthcare sector has indicated that they are interested in understanding increased consolidation in the private hospital market and the effect this may have on competitive dynamics. This article considers historical concentration trends in the private hospital market from 2000 to 2012. In addition it also deals with changes in market structure in the medical scheme and administrator markets. These trends provide a complete picture of market structure changes and the implications for relative bargaining power of the various parties. It finds that whereas the market concentration of private hospitals has remained relatively stable since 2004, the market concentration of medical schemes and administrators has increased over this period.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://sajems.org/index.php/sajems/article/view/1219
dc.format.extent11 pages ; illustrations
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectPrivate healthcare industry -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHealth facilities, Proprietary -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectCompetition Commission of South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectConcentration indices -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHealth services accessibility -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleMarket concentration trends in South Africa’s private healthcare sectoren_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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