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Israel wants to abolish private medicine in public hospitals

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 25 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:803
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Israeli doctors say they will “revolt” if the treasury pushes through the Knesset (parliament) a bill to abolish private medical services in public hospitals.

    Such services, known by their Hebrew acronym Sharap, have been legally and widely used for up to 40 years in all of Jerusalem's voluntary hospitals (public hospitals that are free to patients but not owned by the government) including the two hospitals that are part of …

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