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Israel moves to GP gatekeeper system

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7156.432b (Published 15 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:432
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Israeli citizens, whose universal health insurance system makes their medical care among the most accessible systems in the world, are due to lose some of their personal autonomy.

    At the moment residents can go directly to any hospital specialist and don't have to be referred by a primary care doctor. But the health ministry is planning to introduce a system on 1 January 2000 whereby every resident must register with a doctor who will serve …

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