Inis Jane Bardella
Family Medicine, 2010
"South Africa is one of the few countries to introduce family medicine that does not have a nationalized health care system. Similar to the United States, family medicine in South Africa is being introduced into a dual private-public health care system, with potential for competition within and between sectors. Thus, the introduction of family medicine depends in part on successful demonstration of the specialty’s worth and on successful negotiation of professional roles and boundaries. The challenge for South Africa is to define the scope and practice of family medicine, appropriate to the local setting. There is not one fixed model for the development of family medicine."