Israel's health care system is a world leader in delivering quality health care. Still, the system faces major challenges with regard to morbidity, accessibility and availability of services, infrastructure and staffing, and the organization of the health service system. These challenges have become even more acute in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MJB's Smokler Center for Health Policy Research provides independent and objective research to inform policymaking on crucial national health policy issues through assessments of current challenges and by proposing programmatic directions for addressing these challenges.
Systems Research Group Leader and Director of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research
The goals of this study are to examine the changes in the number of health plan members and the market shares of the health plans over the period 1994 to 2019 as well as the factors that led to these changes.
The objectives of this study are toIdentify differences between Jews born in Israel along with veteran immigrants, Arabs and post-1990 immigrants in various aspects related to the health system: patterns of using health services; foregoing health services; having voluntary insurances and seeking services outside the public system; satisfaction with the health plans and health system; and trust in the health system.
In this presentation, presented in 2022 at the annual conference of the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, we document how the number of members of each health plan was affected by births, deaths, immigration to Israel and transitions across plans. This is highly unique analysis in terms of the length of the period under study (25 years) and the use of a very wide variety of databases. The presentation is accompanied by narration by the lead researcher.
The goals of this study were: to describe the SHVILIM service and to examine its outputs; to assess the satisfaction of parents and professionals with the service; to evaluate its perceived impact and its value for the children, the parents, and the professionals involved; to examine its effect on the promotion of municipal work routines and practices, the identification of issues that are relevant to the incorporation of the service as an integral part of the municipal services in the city of Ramlah, and the expansion of the service to other localities in Israel.