The State of Israel was established in 1948 and is a democratic state with a parliamentary, multi-party system. Israel has a national health insurance (NHI) system which provides universal coverage. The NHI system is financed primarily through taxation linked to income. The government distributes the NHI funds among four non-profit-making health plans. The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for the health of the population and the effective functioning of the health care system.

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Professionalism and pride – the nurses who lead emergency response in Israel

Israel's health-care system benefits from teams of advanced professional nurses dedicated to managing the treatment of the injured, both in routine and emergency mass casualty situations. Nurses play an important leadership role in the multidisciplinary teams that implement hospitals’ guidelines for emergency response.

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
39 Yirmiyahu St.
Jerusalem 9446724
Tel.: +972 2 5081333, +972 2 6408341
Fax: +972 2 6787662

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