During the period of current political transition, concern for the future of South Africa's health services have led to increased interest in different models for the provision and financing of health care.
These debates have included an examination of the concept of Managed Care and the ideas of Health Maintainance Organizations.
Progressive trade unions, particularly, have been faced with the prospect of promoting private sector health care if they are directly to meet their members health needs, while at the same time seeking an equitable health care system for a future democratic South Africa.
The Ray Alexander Workers Clinic is presented as a model of a worker-based health service which attempts to address this contradiction.
Important lessons for a future National Health Service may be learnt.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Système santé, Assurance maladie, Economie santé, Politique sanitaire, Syndicat, Médecine travail, Homme, Travailleur, République Sud Africaine, Health maintenance organization, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health system, Health insurance, Health economy, Health policy, Trade-Union, Occupational medicine, Human, Worker, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0028562
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.