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Review of the Healthcare System and Medical Device Market in South Africa – report

  • January 2016
  • 45 pages
  • TforG
Report ID: 3559696

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This TforG Healthcare Market review report for South Africa includes numerical and written analysis on the socioeconomic and macroeconomic context and outlook, the healthcare system, and the latest healthcare reforms. Moreover, an extensive chapter is dedicated to the markets for capital equipment, medical devices, disposables and pharmaceuticals.

The report helps businesses gain a unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics, and helps analyze how they affect healthcare systems and their evolution. It can serve as a valuable tool with actionable guidance for sales, marketing, R&D and business managers with industry related interests.

Four chapters cover the numerical and written analysis for the following topics: Economic Outlook (38 Key industry indicators), The Healthcare System (HC system structures), Reforms (restructuring, re-engineering or austerity efforts) and the Healthcare Market (Capital Equipment, Medical Devices, Disposables and Pharmaceuticals).

Economic Outlook:
- South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa and is a member of the BRICS countries.
-In 2014, South Africa’s GDP was around 300 bln Euro. The GDP per capita was approximately 4.950 Euro.
-GDP growth was at 1.5 percent in 2014. This reflects the lowest expansion since 2009, yet the economy is expected to increase growth to around 2 percent in 2015.
-South Africa’s economy is diversified; 8 percent of the GDP is generated by agriculture and natural resources, 15 percent originates from formal employment, 15 percent is generated by manufacturing, and 77 percent comes from the tertiary sector.
-The output of the industry is impacted greatly by social unrest, a lack of infrastructure and electricity supply.
- 35 percent of the people are unemployed, and 1 out of 2 South Africans live in poverty or near poverty.

The Healthcare System:
-South Africa scores poorly on most health status related parameters.
-Poverty related diseases such as HIV,TBC, Cholera, malnutrition, etc., put a substantial strain on the healthcare budget and care infrastructure.
-South Africa spends approximately 8.5 percent of its GDP.
-Almost 50 percent of health expenditures is spent in the public sector, serving 78 percent of the population.
-19 percent of the population has private insurance and approximately 6 percent of the healthcare expenditures are out-of-pocket.
-South Africa’s health system consists of a large public sector and a smaller but fast growing private sector.

Reforms:
- The reorganization of the healthcare system takes a key position in the government plans of the previous recent years.
-The National Health Insurance Program has recently been introduced to improve accessibility and the quality of the healthcare in South Africa. It is based on a contributory system where higher income households contribute more and is expected to be funded through personal taxation and mandatory employer contributions.
-The plan is to focus on primary care capacity and quality.

The Markets:
- In recent years the hospital market in South Africa has decreased by -0.5 to -1.0 percent per year. TforG expects the growth to ramp up 5 to 8 percent annually for the period 2015 to 2020.
-Over 80 percent of the MedTech products and consumables used in South Africa are imported from the US, China and the EU.
-The private hospitals represent around 55 percent of the MedTech revenues and will continue to grow in patient coverage, quantity and quality of the care that is delivered.
-In the public sector, the DoH allocates most of the budgets to the provincial and district levels and enables a relatively decentralized purchasing process.
-The medical device market will amount to approximately 1.4 to 1.5 bln Euro in 2015.
-The market is forecasted to expand by 3 to 4 percent, driven by the healthcare reforms, the upgrade of hospitals and clinics, the growth of the private sector, and the PPP partnerships.

Reasons to buy:
– Accurate analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges of the economy and healthcare industry
– Relevant healthcare reforms
– Written and numerical analysis on important healthcare indicators (eg.: acute care data, critical care data, anesthesia data, emergency data, healthcare professionals)
– Regularly updates, at least once year
– Every update published by TforG within 6 months after your purchase will be made available to you
– Global coverage, available for + 40 countries
– Unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics, and analysis of their effect on healthcare systems

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