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.
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.
The goals of the study were to learn the main characteristics of AO work, to examine their perceptions and perceived needs, and to provide policymakers with the tools to understand the AO role for its continued development
The goal of the study was to examine the perceptions of child development institute directors of the role of community pediatricians at the time of writing, and the extent that they could be more involved in this area and contribute to advancing the treatment of children with developmental difficulties
The various restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have limited interpersonal relations in terms of physical meetings and posed unique difficulties and challenges for the government and the authorities, among other things, in the provision and inspection of social services. After a protracted period of crisis, the government and authorities will face the […]