Medical Scheme Expenditure on Private Hospitals

By | August 2012 | Type: | Topic:

Over the past decade, medical scheme expenditure for various services has been increasing consistently. However, medical scheme expenditure on private hospitals has been growing faster than expenditure on other services. This has erroneously and simplistically been attributed only to price increases of hospital services. The aim of this note is to provide a better understanding of the factors that are driving this growth in expenditure on private hospital  services.