New Health Economics Unit policy brief

The Health Economics Unit (HEU) in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town works to improve the performance of health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa through research in health economics and management, training, consultancy and capacity-building.

Dr John Ashmore has written a policy brief on his PhD work (that was supervised by Professor Lucy Gilson) titled Incentivising private specialists to work in the public health sector – Expanding ‘session work’ in South Africa

This policy brief aims to understand whether or how session work in hospitals could be expanded to help achieve universal health coverage. It explores how common session work is, what it implies, and why it is attractive to some at present; how willing other private specialists might be to work in the public sector in future; and how session work might be incentivised for expansion.

Download the full policy brief.

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