Rapid Assessment of Health Services Capacity in the West Bank

Author: Stilwell, B, et al.

Description: This report presents an initial analysis of information collected to support the reform of the referral processes in West Bank/Gaza. The Palestinian Health Capacity Project has collected and analyzed data between January and February 2014 that relate to three aspects of referrals:

  1. The cost and number of referrals being made from secondary to tertiary care across West Bank/Gaza. 
  2. Distortions in referrals that result in higher costs for referrals to Israeli hospitals.
  3. The current capacity of referral hospitals in West Bank/Gaza to treat more of the cases that are currently referred to Israeli hospitals.


Publisher IntraHealth International
Series Technical Brief 1
Countries West Bank