Health Care in South Africa

Health Care System Index 60.49
Skill and competency of medical staff 72.62 High
Speed in completing examinations and reports 69.8 High
Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment 69.65 High
Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports 72.03 High
Friendliness and courtesy of the staff 62.13 High
Satisfaction with responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions 53.61 Moderate
Satisfaction with cost to you 50.98 Moderate
Convenience of location for you 73.57 High

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Last update: August 2023

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Health Care & Medicine Quality Index in South Africa in 2023

Healthcare in South Africa is generally of high quality and quite affordable compared to much of the world. The country has a universal healthcare system that provides access to doctor visits, hospital care, and emergency services for all citizens regardless of income level. Key healthcare metrics like infant mortality, life expectancy, and disease rates compare favorably with global standards, ranking South Africa among the top healthcare systems worldwide.
Hospitals are equipped with modern technology and staffed by highly trained medical professionals. Wait times for appointments and procedures are typically short compared to regional or global averages. The country continues to invest in improving infrastructure and services, from rural clinics to urban emergency rooms. While no system is perfect, the quality, accessibility and outcomes of healthcare in South Africa are excellent according to international standards. This contributes to general health, wellbeing and comfort for citizens.

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