The Relationship Between Community Medicine and the Hospital System
Author: Yuval Weiss, Yair Birnbaum, Shlomo Mor-Yosef Policy Research

The National Health Insurance Law represents an impressive social achievement in its promise of medical service of high quality and reasonable accessibility to all Israel’s citizens.

In practice, the relationships within the medical services – between hospitals and sick funds – is becoming ever more complex. Changes within and outside of the system  – like an aging population, increased longevity, greater numbers of chronic care patients, new medical technologies – impact on both the givers and receivers of service.

This paper examines the existing relationship between community medical services and the hospital system and recommendations for improving this increasing important and complex relationship.

This paper is available in Hebrew only.

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