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Israel brings psychiatric care in from cold

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:215
  1. JUDY SIEGELITZOVICH, medical correspondent
  1. 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 …

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