To determine the attitudes of South Aixican general practitioners (GPs) to national health insurance (NHI). social health insurance (SH) and other related health system reforms.
A national survey using postal questionnaires and telephorsic follow-up of non-responders.
GPs throughout South Africa.
Participaets four handred and forty-three GPs were tandocniy selected from a tiational sampling frame of 6781 GPs.
Acceptance of NIB and CP with regard to firrancing, provision, benefits, and the role of GPs. results.
A response rate of 82.1% was achtieved.
Sixty-two per cent of GPs approved of the introduction of some form of social or NHI in South Africa, while 24.1% Approval rose to 81.8% if GPs were to maintain independent status, e.g. uwo prentnses and working hours, to 75% if addinanal private top-up insurance was to 79.9% if payment was by fee-for-service per cent of GPs in the study stated that they had the to txest more patients The most important reason given for approving of NHI was to make health care more equitable and accessible to the majority of South Affticans.
A high proportion of GPs approved of increasing the level of interaction between GPs and district health authorities Conclusions Mors GPs approved of some form of social of NHI system, provided that the system did not significantly threaten their protessional autonorny or economic and financial situation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Assurance maladie, Système santé, Modification, Attitude, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Health insurance, Health system, Modification, Attitude, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Human, South Africa(Republic), Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0368679
Code Inist : 002B30A07B. Création : 14/12/1999.