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 objectives of the study were to assess the impact of MTCP on promptness of post-discharge access to primary care physicians, the number of re-admissions over the ensuing 30 days, emergency department visits, the use of community-based health services, and health care expenditures.
The objectives of the research were : 1. To map the employment characteristics and work patterns of physicians in the transition from resident to board-certified specialist. 2. To identify the factors affecting the choice of work region (center or periphery) and workplace at the end of their residency. 3. To examine which variables affect the choice of working in the periphery, and the degree to which grant recipients have remained in the periphery after completing their residency training there. Method
The objectives of this study were (1) to review the evidence regarding the maximum work hours of medical residents and their impact on the quality of care and the quality of work life for the trainees; (2) to present up-to-date data on the regulations and work hours in practice of residents in OECD countries; and (3) to identify successful models of relevance to Israel.
The goals of this study were: (1) to review the mechanisms used by various countries to regulate the purchase and use of expensive imaging technologies and to examine the effect of these mechanisms on the expenditure on health care, the quality of care, and the access to imaging services; (2) to offer the Ministry of Health recommendations on regulatory mechanisms that would enable the purchase of expensive imaging technologies constraining the growth of expenditure on health care and without undermining the quality of care or access to services; (3) to reevaluate the suitability of the Certificate of Need (CoN) mechanism currently used in Israel.