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Doctors in Israel oppose open performance data

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1577
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich,
  2. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The enactment of Israel's new Freedom of Information Law at the end of May has put the health authorities and the Israel Medical Association in a quandary. Should surveys on hospitals' and doctors' performance and patient satisfaction be published listing names of institutions and individuals?

    The new law requires government ministries to supply all information to the public that need …

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