Israel brings psychiatric care in from coldBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6999.215 (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:215
- JUDY SIEGELITZOVICH, medical correspondent
- Jerusalem Post
Psychiatric disorders are now being treated in Israel like all physical diseases. Since 1 July people who need treatment may go to the community mental health clinic, psychiatric hospital, or psychiatric department in a hospital of their choice. Their health funds pay for all care, except a 10 shekel (nearly pounds sterling2) fee per outpatient visit in some cases.
Six months after the national health insurance system was …