Israel’s health care system is a world leader in delivering quality health care. Yet ongoing concerns about workforce shortages, the growth of private medicine, and persistent health inequalities are driving national initiatives to ensure equitable access to quality care for the entire population. MJB’s Smokler Center for Health Policy Research provides independent and objective research to inform policymaking on these crucial national issues.
The goals of this study were to learn about the oral health of individuals aged 65+ in Israel, to assess the extent of use of dental services, to examine the level of satisfaction with the services, and to identify the main barriers to their use.
The study goal was to examine the correlation between the respondents' socio-demographic background and the changes in their health behaviors and emotional state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this analysis is to identify vulnerable groups and to learn their preferences regarding the receipt of professional help.
Israel’s mental health insurance reform went into effect in July 2015, transferring responsibility for the provision of mental health services from the government to the health plans. In this study, three years into the reform, a repeat survey was conducted. The study's goals were: a) To examine the work patterns and delivery of care of mental health professionals; b) to examine the changes that took place in the wake of the reform by comparing the findings to those of the 2012 survey; c) to examine the professionals’ perceptions of the impact of the reform.