Equity in the Israeli Health System
Author: Dov Chernichovsky, Arie Shirom Policy Research

This paper provides a point of departure for further research and public discussion of various aspects of equity related to the Israeli health system and their effect on Israeli social well-being; summarizes information available to us on this matter; and refers policy makers to possible directions of continued inquiry and ways to improve the situation.

Examination of health system equity in the general context of economic and social development, and in particular in the context of the health system, is indispensable in keeping Israel a modern welfare state.

This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 1996, and is available upon request.

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