The Office of the Registrar published the report on the analysis of prevalence of chronic diseases in the population covered by medical schemes in South Africa.

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The CMS conducted a trend analysis study on chronic diseases in the private healthcare sector for the period 2011 – 2016. The study relied on the data that was submitted by medical schemes as part of Annual Statutory Returns (ASR). It is for the first time that this report is based entirely on the ASR data. The study reports prevalence rates using the Scheme Risk Measurement definition as well as a more relaxed definition of prevalence.

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