Chris Bateman

Summary

Publications

  1. doi request reprint 'Boston' skin cloning an exception - burns surgeons
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 103:358-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint RWOPS clampdown - a crisis in the offing
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 103:361-4. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Much ado over the new South African PMTCT Guidelines
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:218-21. 2013
  4. doi request reprint E Cape's corruption-busting DG finally ousted
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:215-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Doctors' lifestyles vital for SA's health - global expert
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:214-5. 2013
  6. doi request reprint HMPG's long-time torch bearers sally forth
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:907. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Indians have narrower blood vessels - international expert
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:906. 2012
  8. doi request reprint NHI will put GPs 'back at the centre' - Motsoaledi
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:904-5. 2012
  9. doi request reprint PinkDrive intervention 'over-rated' - experts
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:136-7. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Provincial policy death-knell for iconic McCord Hospital?
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:139-42. 2013

Detail Information

Publications92

  1. doi request reprint 'Boston' skin cloning an exception - burns surgeons
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 103:358-9. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint RWOPS clampdown - a crisis in the offing
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 103:361-4. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Much ado over the new South African PMTCT Guidelines
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:218-21. 2013
    ..Further guidance on treatment options for pregnant women, including a stronger recommendation to offer all pregnant women lifelong ART irrespective of CD4 count (Option B+) is expected in the form of revised WHO guidelines in June...
  4. doi request reprint E Cape's corruption-busting DG finally ousted
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:215-7. 2013
    ..Counting MEC Gqobana, this puts two teachers at the helm of the provincial health department...
  5. doi request reprint Doctors' lifestyles vital for SA's health - global expert
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:214-5. 2013
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  6. doi request reprint HMPG's long-time torch bearers sally forth
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:907. 2012
    ..His deputy, Professor JP van Niekerk, a radiologist and the prime facilitator in setting up the HMPG - an independent, arm's-length business entity run on behalf of SAMA - was Managing Editor for 11 years...
  7. doi request reprint Indians have narrower blood vessels - international expert
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:906. 2012
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  8. doi request reprint NHI will put GPs 'back at the centre' - Motsoaledi
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:904-5. 2012
    ..7 billion medical aid basket (2010 figures - 2011 was worse) with private hospitals' specialists, pharmacies and even non-healthcare workers (administrators and brokers) getting more, is unfair and unsustainable,' he said...
  9. doi request reprint PinkDrive intervention 'over-rated' - experts
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:136-7. 2013
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  10. doi request reprint Provincial policy death-knell for iconic McCord Hospital?
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:139-42. 2013
    ..McCord asks patients to pay about 40% of what they would in the private sector.)...
  11. doi request reprint MSF again paves the way with ART
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:71-3. 2013
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  12. doi request reprint Lack of clinical notes angered UAE judge in Karabus case
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:14-5. 2013
    ..The judge reportedly agreed with him and expressed deep dissatisfaction at the ongoing impasse which prevented a court-ordered medical committee from properly reviewing the case...
  13. doi request reprint Karabus trial - a cautionary tale
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:13-4. 2013
    ..He said some of the callers (both local and from overseas) were in a similar plight to Karabus, while others simply related comparable horror stories'...
  14. doi request reprint 'Pioneer' Paarl neuro sets alarm bells ringing
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 103:8-9. 2013
    ..However, two of the country's top stem cell experts, regulatory authorities and university ethicists expressed deep alarm...
  15. ncbi request reprint Port Elizabeth's tertiary care reaches crisis point
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:720-2. 2012
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  16. ncbi request reprint Bridging the healthcare delivery divide
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:727-8. 2012
    ..One team of doctors and nurses treats all private and public patients equally, using the same facilities...
  17. ncbi request reprint 'Help us unite healthcare' - Motsoaledi appeal to BHF
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:725-6. 2012
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  18. ncbi request reprint Teenage pregnancies/HIV prevention - doctors help fill official hiatus
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:643-5. 2012
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  19. ncbi request reprint High MDRTB risk for healthcare workers 'unnecessary'
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:649-50. 2012
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  20. ncbi request reprint Government could help prison TB victims - activists
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:645-6. 2012
    ..South Africa's overcrowded prisons are massive TB breeding grounds but there is 'little political will' to prioritise interventions which a joint university study in the Western Cape shows could reduce transmission by up to 94%...
  21. ncbi request reprint Local fetal alcohol syndrome pioneer wins global award
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:647-8. 2012
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  22. ncbi request reprint Govt steps up to stop corrosion of health research
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:345-6. 2012
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  23. ncbi request reprint 'Formulaic' gender-abuse guidelines seldom followed
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:343-5. 2012
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  24. ncbi request reprint Ubuntu research values needed for Africa
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:341-3. 2012
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  25. ncbi request reprint Silicosis - 10 000 gold miners getting set to sue
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:338-40. 2012
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  26. ncbi request reprint Bhisho corruption-busting now the national pilot
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:274-6. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint Mabasa - one good SAMA man into the breach
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:277. 2012
    ..When the executive of the province approached him to 'help re-engineer' the health department, he says he reasoned that a refusal would be to avoid taking on responsibility for change...
  28. ncbi request reprint Old age care - relatives 'at the mercy' of homes
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:278-9. 2012
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  29. ncbi request reprint Answering when opportunity knocks - SATS goes global
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:121-2. 2012
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  30. ncbi request reprint Medical aid system: Change way overdue
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:118-20. 2012
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  31. ncbi request reprint Bogus neurosurgeon beats system hands down
    Chris Bateman
    Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:115-7. 2012
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  32. ncbi request reprint A dance of empowerment - lessons for the NHI?
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:5536. 2012
    ..They've been empowered to live as close to normal lives as possible in the most nurturing and healing environment possible - home...
  33. ncbi request reprint Dismal use of legal safety net for mental health patients
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:5569. 2012
    ..In terms of the revised Act, boards were set up incrementally across provinces from April 2005 onwards (Gauteng and the Free State have three each to cover their more numerous health districts, while many provinces have two)...
  34. ncbi request reprint NHI will drive costs down - Shisana
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 99:846-50. 2009
    ..Shisana was responding to claims that the ANC government was 'overcompensating for apartheid health inequities in the form of a grand gesture,' that was doomed to failure because of the woeful current state of public healthcare...
  35. ncbi request reprint Denying reality no longer an option - stark HR report
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5263. 2011
    ..The report takes a vital, unprecedented eagle's eye look at the haemorrhaging GP and specialist cadres and the skeletal, ageing and special skills-starved nursing sector in what it frankly describes as a 'failing health system'...
  36. ncbi request reprint Stabilise medical schemes, reduce NHI patient burden - Discovery
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:797. 2011
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  37. ncbi request reprint Focus on the 'how' and start piloting NHI now - former UK health chief
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5338. 2011
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  38. ncbi request reprint Vital foreign-qualified doctors face xenophobia
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5341. 2011
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  39. ncbi request reprint Caring for doctors is caring for the community - RuDASA
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5344. 2011
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  40. ncbi request reprint 'Wing and a prayer' days over for SA's healthcare system
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:859. 2011
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  41. ncbi request reprint Ubuntu values lived out by rural award winner
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:862. 2011
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  42. ncbi request reprint Nurture grassroots human capital and save lives - global award finalist
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:863. 2011
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  43. ncbi request reprint Critics 'chew' furiously on Zille's HIV/drug testing 'carrots'
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:12. 2012
    ..However, it was incentivised testing and South Africans' bedroom behaviour that injected what one celebrated HIV/AIDS author, Helen Epstein, described as 'hopeful openness' into the ongoing local AIDS prevention debate...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cape Health ups the innovation bar
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:14. 2012
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  45. ncbi request reprint Rural E-Cape award winner: 'my motivation - seeing medicine change lives'
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 102:17. 2012
    ..She bravely chose to stay with the posting even though a close friend she had applied with was posted to the city...
  46. ncbi request reprint 'Act now to create the kind of NHI you want!' - SAMA
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5262. 2011
    ..I see that as a good thing. It means we can firm up the areas where we want detail. It shows that the intention is not dictatorial … the moment things are very detailed, you know you're not being consulted...
  47. ncbi request reprint Vasbyt now, reap NHI dividends later - Green Paper
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5261. 2011
    ..1% to 3.6% in 2011/2012 and 4.2% in 2012/2013 ̶ providing cold comfort for the initial launch of the most ambitious re-engineering of the South African health system ever attempted...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evidence of doctors' health minister at last
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:76-9. 2010
    ..In an address none of his audience dreamed possible during the debilitating tenure of his long-standing predecessor, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Motsoaledi outdid some of his department's detractors in sharing horror stories...
  49. ncbi request reprint Occupation Specific Dispensation - a hapless tale
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:268-72. 2010
    ..In the interview with Cornwall it became clear that the supplementary talks would probably not begin before the end of April...
  50. ncbi request reprint Dysfunctional MCC under legal threat
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:274-6. 2010
    ..Several of these individuals have indicated to me that they are considering resorting to legal action, as all other remedies, including repeated correspondence, have failed to draw a response or an explanation from the MCC.'..
  51. ncbi request reprint 'Opt-out' testing lacks patient-friendly system
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:278-9. 2010
    ..The hugely welcome government-led initiative to pro-actively offer 'opt-out' HIV testing to patients at its clinics and hospitals needs hefty back-up resources to ensure patient retention and earlier presentation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Eastern Cape health bail-out set to 'fall short' - analyst
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:280, 282. 2010
    ..6 billion accumulated debt, including Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) pay hikes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Gvt crafts its own hospital quality standards, sans world class local body
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:622-3. 2010
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  54. ncbi request reprint eTV's faith healing advertorial 'fatal' - TAC
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:4496. 2010
    ..TAC veteran activist and treasurer, Nathan Geffen, produced a doctor and senior nurse who worked at the GF Jooste district hospital on the Cape Flats last year and treated a young HIV-positive mother...
  55. ncbi request reprint A better deal for lung-diseased miners?
    Chris Bateman
    S Afr Med J 100:626, 628. 2010
  56. ncbi request reprint Clumsy patient-friendly regulations could strip 25 000 of MPS cover
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:696-7. 2010
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  57. ncbi request reprint Possible MPS eviction 'an unmitigated disaster' - patient litigator
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:700. 2010
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  58. ncbi request reprint Collaborative push to address TB crisis on mines
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 99:852-5. 2009
    ..Churchyard said less than 1% of all HIV-infected individuals in this country were accessing proven safe and effective isoniazid preventive TB therapy (IPT), a situation he calls 'inexcusable'...
  59. ncbi request reprint Millions of 'snips' will bolster our health system
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 99:840-4. 2009
    ..This had 'huge potential' for countries with high HIV incidences such as South Africa...
  60. ncbi request reprint Bridging the divide - anthropologist/sangoma challenges delegates
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:80-1. 2010
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  61. ncbi request reprint Lack of oversight on progressive laws fuelling HIV
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:82-3. 2010
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  62. ncbi request reprint Male circumcision roll-out certain - now for 'the how'
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:84-6. 2010
    ..Head of the National Health Insurance (NHI) task team, Dr Olive Shisana, has additionally said that MC will almost certainly be part of the benefit package her 28-member expert team is preparing for legislation this June...
  63. ncbi request reprint Ham-fisted policies, overworked officials put foreign doctors 'on ice'
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:135-40. 2010
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  64. ncbi request reprint Maternal and infant mortality expert hopeful for SA
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:141-3. 2010
    ..Pattinson and his research partners have produced papers showing that thousands of deaths of mothers and babies can be prevented at district hospital level - where little has changed since an audit of 34 such facilities 5 years ago...
  65. ncbi request reprint SA trauma expert to head World Body
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:144-5. 2010
    ..He told Izindaba that, in surgical terms, the world had become divided into the 'rich haves (super specialists) and the poor have-nots (general surgeons)', with the former preferring to attend their specialty congresses exclusively...
  66. ncbi request reprint Gauteng's disaster management clinicians outline World Cup shortfalls
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:198-202. 2010
    ..Depending on which public hospital Izindaba spoke to, the challenges came down to shortages of clinical and support staff, equipment, and ICU and trauma nursing skills, and budget shortfalls...
  67. ncbi request reprint Too long in the rain ... rural doctors get some relief
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:204-6. 2010
    ..g. help to resolve maddening issues such as non-payment of claims/allowances and repair of minor equipment), arrange locums and, if possible, facilitate on-site mentoring by (mostly) retired senior doctors...
  68. ncbi request reprint The protracted TB struggle - SA ups the intensity
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:207-9. 2010
    ..1) and the country now among the 10 worst performing in TB control internationally, Mvusi says more efficient awareness, prevention and monitoring campaigns are 'crucial'...
  69. ncbi request reprint The most accurate spear at Hlabisa - a Goko doctor
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:4566. 2010
    ..She's an example of what our health minister, Dr Aaron Motsaoledi, so often speaks of -- good hospital management. Doctors get disgruntled very quickly when management is poor,' she added...
  70. ncbi request reprint FASD -- De Aar mums get beyond the 'tippling point'
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:4567. 2010
    ..This is in a town with the worst recorded FASD prevalence in any single community in the world, where 120 out of every 1 000 residents suffer from FASD (12%)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Unbowed respect for tradition saves countless initiates lives
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:150-1. 2011
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  72. ncbi request reprint Cancer data collection: blunt instruments get some honing
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5052. 2011
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  73. ncbi request reprint Pre-NHI clean-up: Motsoaledi enlists private sector
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5055. 2011
    ..He typified the system as 'unsustainable, destructive, extremely costly and hospi-centric or curative'...
  74. ncbi request reprint Mothers and babies - widening the HIV safety net
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:505-6. 2011
    ..e. reducing MTCT to less than 5%), with the latest policy changes likely to edge the country even closer towards European and United States MTCT rates, where paediatric HIV infections are 1% or less...
  75. ncbi request reprint Motsoaledi declares war on disease-causing products
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5118. 2011
    ..He said 'complete re-engineering' was needed towards a pragmatic, pro-active preventive and primary health care care approach...
  76. ncbi request reprint Tygerberg Burns Chief wins global award
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5120. 2011
    ..Her work has been adopted globally by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local follow-up studies have already confirmed a decreasing incidence of burn injury from paraffin stoves...
  77. ncbi request reprint Academics appeal to State; 'help us train where the needs are'
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5121. 2011
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  78. ncbi request reprint Re-invigorating long-neglected rural health workers
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5200. 2011
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  79. ncbi request reprint E Cape health chief hits back at 'jobs for pals' charges
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5201. 2011
    ..He has overseen the charging of more than 648 officials, from clerks to departmental heads, for various crooked practices. At last count, 297 had been dismissed or had resigned...
  80. ncbi request reprint SA's clinical research output in crisis
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5203. 2011
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  81. ncbi request reprint Richer punters win in SA's cancer treatment lottery
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5051. 2011
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  82. ncbi request reprint Cutting edge telemedicine venture freezes as official bodies frown
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5004. 2011
    ..He claimed it was comprehensively researched and met all ethical criteria...
  83. ncbi request reprint Fix the damn system!'- Johannesburg's tertiary hospital doctors
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:154-6. 2011
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  84. ncbi request reprint 'We didn't 'strip' medical aid reserves' - Sanlam CEO
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:157-8. 2011
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  85. ncbi request reprint NHI consensus: fix the existing system or risk failure
    Chris Bateman
    S Afr Med J 100:791-3. 2010
  86. ncbi request reprint Private hospitals offers wide-ranging NHI assistance
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:794-5. 2010
    ..According to the 2007 SA Health Review, 73% of general practitioners and 75% of specialists work in the private sector where they - and 40% of nurses - cater for only 15% of the population...
  87. ncbi request reprint NHI fund to be vetted along SARS lines
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 100:796-7. 2010
    ..Others alluded to Cosatu president, Zwelinzima Vavi's reference to 'the predator state' in describing the current status quo, in spite of President Jacob Zuma's belated attempt to crack down on all forms of fraud and corruption...
  88. ncbi request reprint Stillbirths - an invisible earthquake
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:4975. 2011
    ..These interventions would also enable emergency obstetric care and treatment of maternal infections and conditions which alone would prevent up to 44% of stillbirths...
  89. ncbi request reprint Helping comrades over the social upliftment line
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:4976. 2011
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  90. ncbi request reprint Corruption busting: a real health threat
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:4979. 2011
    ..Basically he said I must not forget that this is Bisho and some of what I sow, I shall reap. He said the pit was getting deeper and deeper that they were digging for me and when they buried me nobody would ever get me out.'..
  91. ncbi request reprint Hardy rural elder survives mystery morgue ordeal
    Chris Bateman
    HMPG
    S Afr Med J 101:5204. 2011
    ..The grave-Houdini, estimated by doctors as being in his 'early to mid-60s', was admitted overnight for observation and discharged the next day...