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Research review

The latest research published by the Council for Medical Schemes in the American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research titled ‘profiling dependants joining medical schemes: an analysis of factors influencing enrolment decisions’ provides an interesting perspective; especially in the current debate of medical aids versus ‘cheap medical aid.’ The median number of new dependants joined medical schemes between 2017 and 2021 per year was 1,1 million, newborn babies constituted 23% with those under the age of 5 years accounting for 35%. The authors argue that by analysing enrolment decisions, medical schemes can tailor their strategies to meet the specific needs and preferences of dependants, which could possibly lead to higher enrolment rates and improved healthcare outcomes.

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