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An innovative method of government surveillance of services for the aged in Israel

Rachel Fleishman (JDC‐Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel)

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 1 September 1998

Abstract

Explains the conceptual framework behind and the foundation and implementation of the regulation, assessment, follow‐up (RAF) method, and continuous improvement of quality of care in the Israeli Government surveillance of long‐term care institutions. The RAF method has made crucial changes in the goals, tasks and tools of surveillance and in therapeutic approaches to the elderly. The “maintenance approach” has been replaced by a “rehabilitative approach” bringing about a real improvement in the quality of care in institutions. Presents selected findings from an evaluation of the RAF method’s use in the surveillance system operated by the Israeli Service for the Aged of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

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Fleishman, R. (1998), "An innovative method of government surveillance of services for the aged in Israel", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869810230894

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