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Israel places restrictions on health funds

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7107.501d (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:501
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The Israeli health minister is trying to cope with the country's growing healthcare deficit—which will reach 2bn shekels (£360m, $576m) by the end of this year—by placing stricter restrictions on the four public health funds.

    The health minister, Yehoshua Matza, has in recent weeks launched several measures to prove that he is saving money, in the hope that these “sacrifices” …

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