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Israel’s health maintenance organisations will have to publish their performance data

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3174 (Published 20 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3174
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

After four years of litigation, an Israeli freedom of information group has won a battle to make the health ministry provide data on the performance of the four public health maintenance organisations.

The group, called the Movement for the Freedom of Information, was victorious in the Jerusalem district court, which ruled that starting in April 2012 the ministry must publish comparative data on as many as 50 health indicators.

Until now the ministry has said that the “health funds,” which both insure all 7.5 million Israelis and provide medical services, could release …

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