The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it hopes
to make the results of the Practice Cost Study (PCS) surveys conducted since August
last year available to its members as soon as possible, most probably within
the next two months.

SAMA commissioned a consortium consisting of HealthMan, PPO Serve
and Medical Practice Consulting (MPC) last year to conduct the studies and was
hoping to complete it by the beginning of this year. However, due to doctors’
initial reluctance to participate, the deadline for submissions had to be
extended several times to ensure that the information collected was truly
representative. ….more