Research Associate, Health Team (Systems Group)
Research Associate, Health Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Rina Maoz Breuer has worked at MJB since 2015. Her main research areas are healthcare workers and the food labelling reform in Israel. Rina has extensive experience in a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Rina has a bachelor’s degree in brain sciences from Bar-Ilan University and a master’s in biomedical sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She can be contacted by email at [email protected]
Population Survey on the Level of Service and Health Care System Performance in 2021-2022
The multi-year goal of the series of biennial surveys is to examine various aspects of the health care system performance: patients’ perspectives regarding their care experience and satisfaction with the level of service; the quality of the primary and secondary care services; public trust in the health care system; service accessibility and availability; and the use of telehealth services. Other issues were also examined in the 2021-2022 survey: the use of telehealth services, examined from a broader perspective; preventive medicine; home hospitalization as an alternative to inpatient hospital care; satisfaction with the health plans during the COVID-19 pandemic; and language accessibility.
Children and Youth
The “Testing and Learning” Framework for Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic in Elementary Schools: Examination of Parents’ Familiarity With the Framework and Compliance With the Guidelines
The goal of this study was to examine the extent to which parents of elementary school students were familiar and willing to comply with the framework.
Young Specialists in the Periphery and Center: The Transition from Resident to Board-Certified Specialist
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
Examination of Medical Residents’ Working Hours – Literature Review and International Comparison
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.
Waiting Times for Community-Based Specialty Care from the Patients’ Perspective
The goals of this study are: Goals 1. To examine the perceptions of health plan members regarding waiting times for community-based specialty care and the experience of members from their own perspective. 2. To characterize the conduct of health plan members and the factors influencing them when making an appointment for specialty care. 3. To understand the dynamics of arranging a visit to a specialist physician and to identify barriers to appointment setting with the aim of shortening waiting times.
Food Consumption Habits and Attitudes to the Nutrition Labeling Program
Background The Ministry of Health has established a regulatory committee to promote a healthier food environment, making it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods according to distinctive package labels. This is part of a broader national program, EfshariBari (Health is Possible), for active, healthy living designed to create an environment facilitating and fostering a […]
The Advancement of Women Physicians to Managerial Roles in Israel’s Health System – A Gender Perspective
The current study was the first Israeli study to examine the perceptions of Israeli female physicians in senior positions on the question of the factors promoting or inhibiting their advancement towards management.
The Involvement of Primary Care Physicians in Mental Health Care Following the Implementation of the Mental Health Reform
The goal of this study was to examine the involvement of primary care physicians – family physicians or pediatricians – in the area of MH and their interface with MH treatment professionals. Citing suggestion: Ashkenazi, Y. Loeff, Y. Maoz Breuer, R., & Tabenkin, H. (2018). The Involvement of Primary Care Physicians in Mental Health Care […]
Breuer, R. M., Waitzberg, R., Breuer, A., Cram, P., Bryndova, L., Williams, G. A., … & Rose, A. J. (2023). Work like a Doc: A comparison of regulations on residents’ working hours in 14 high-income countries. Health Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2023.104753
Berkowitz, O., Maoz-Breuer, R., Tal-Or, E., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2021). Are the new PA students helpful to emergency medicine physicians in Israel? JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 34(1), 39–44. doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000723936.22396.08
Maoz-Breuer, R., Berkowitz, O., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2019). Integration of the first physician assistants into israeli emergency departments–the physician assistants’ perspective. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 8(1), 4.