ד"ר רות וייצברג

Ruth Waitzberg

חוקרת מומחית, צוות בריאות (חטיבת המערכות)

מדיניות הבריאות

חוקרת מומחית בצוות בריאות, חטיבת המערכות, מכון מאיירס-ג'וינט-ברוקדייל, המכון למחקר חברתי יישומי המוביל בישראל.

ד"ר רות וייצברג עובדת במכון משנת 2010. תחומי המחקר העיקריים שלה הם: תשלומים לספקי בריאות ותמריצים כלכליים, ביטוחי בריאות, ארגון שירותים, מערכות בריאות וסיעוד, והשוואות בין-לאומיות.

נוסף לכך, רות מייצגת את המכון ואת ישראל ב-European Observatory of Healthcare Systems and Policy, והיא חוקרת עמיתה באוניברסיטה הטכנולוגית של ברלין (Technische Universität Berlin). רות עורכת שני כתבי עת: Health Policy Open ו-Israel Journal of Health Policy Research.

לרות תואר ראשון בסוציולוגיה ואנתרופולוגיה ומדעי המדינה ותואר שני במדיניות ציבורית, שניהם מן האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים, ודוקטורט בניהול מערכות בריאות שנעשה במשותף בין אוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב לאוניברסיטה הטכנולוגית של ברלין.

מאמרים מכתבי עת

Waitzberg, R., Siegel, M., Quentin, W., Busse, R., & Greenberg, D. (2022). It probably worked: a Bayesian approach to evaluating the introduction of activity-based hospital payment in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 11, 8. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-022-00515-y

Waitzberg, R., Triki, N., Alroy-Preis, S., Lotan, T., Shiran, L., & Ash, N. (2021). The Israeli Experience withthe “Green Pass” Policy Highlights Issues to Be Considered by Policymakers in Other Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), 1212. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111212

Waitzberg, R., Sophie, G., Dimova, A., Bryndová, L., Vrangbæk, K., Jervelund, S. S., Birk, H.O., Rajan, S., Habicht, T., Tynkkynen, L.K., Keskimäki, I., Or, Z., Gandré, C., Winkelmann,J., Ricciardi, W.,  De Belvis, A.G., Poscia, A., Morsella, A.,Slapšinskaitė, A.,… Quentin, W. (2021). Balancing financial incentives during COVID-19: a comparison of provider payment adjustments across 20 countriesHealth Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.09.015

Waitzberg, R., Hernández-Quevedo, C., Bernal-Delgado, E., Estupiñán-Romero, F., Angulo-Pueyo, E., Theodorou, M.,  Kantaris, M., Charalambous, C., Gabriel, E., Economou,C., Kaitelidou, D., Konstantakopoulou, O., Vildiridi, L.V.,  Meshulam,A., De Belvis, A.G., Morsella, A., Bezzina, A., Vincenti, K., Augusto, G.F.,… Maresso, A. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic health system responses in the Mediterranean countries: a tale of successes and challenges. Health Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.10.007

Tille, F., Panteli, D., Fahy, N., Waitzberg, R., Davidovitch, N., & Degelsegger-Márquez, A. (2021). Governing the public-private-partnerships of the future: learnings from the experiences in pandemic timesEurohealth27(1), 49-53.

Waitzberg, R., Gottlieb, N., Quentin, W., Busse, R., & Greenberg, D. (2021). Dual Agency in Hospitals: What Strategies Do Managers and Physicians Apply to Reconcile Dilemmas Between Clinical and Economic Considerations? International Journal of Health Policy and Management. doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2021.87

Rosen, B., Waitzberg, R., Israeli, A., Hartal, M., & Davidovitch, N. (2021). Addressing vaccine hesitancy and access barriers to achieve persistent progress in Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination programIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research, 1043.  doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00481-x

Waitzberg, R., Quentin, W., Webb, E., & Glied, S. (2021). The Structure and Financing of Health Care Systems Affected How Providers Coped With COVID-19. The Milbank Quarterly. doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12530

Polin, K., Hjortland, M., Maresso, A., van Ginneken, E., Busse, R.,  Quentin, W., & the HSPM network (2021). Major health reforms in 31 high-income countries in 2018 and 2019; expert informed identification, clustering, and analyses over time of" top-three" national reforms. Health Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.04.005

Waitzberg, R., & Davidovitch, N. (2021, February 5). Israel’s vaccination rollout: short term success, but questions for the long run. BMJ Opinion. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/02/05/israels-vaccination-rollout-short-term-success-but-questions-for-the-long-run

Rosen, B., Waitzberg, R., & Israeli, A. (2021). Israel’s rapid rollout of vaccinations for COVID-19. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 106. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00440-6

Waitzberg, R., Davidovitch, N., Leibner, G., Penn, N., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2020). Israel’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: tailoring measures for vulnerable cultural minority populationsInternational Journal for  Equity in Health,  19(1), 1-5. doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01191-7

Waitzberg, R., Quentin, W., Daniels, E., Paldi, Y., Busse, R.,  & Greenberg, D.  (2020). Effects of Activity-Based Hospital Payments in Israel: A Qualitative Evaluation Focusing on the Perspectives of Hospital Managers and Physicians.  International Journal of  Health Policy  and Management, x(x), 1-11. doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2020.51

Waitzberg, R., Schmidt, A. E., Blümel, M., Penneau, A., Farmakas, A., Ljungvall, Å., … & Vočanec, D. (2020). Mapping variability in allocation of Long-Term Care funds across payer agencies in OECD countries. Health Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.02.013

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Glazer, J., & Waitzberg, R. (2019). Modest risk-sharing significantly reduces health plans’ incentives for service distortion. The European Journal of Health Economics,  1-16. doi.org/10.1007/s10198-019-01102-w

Waitzberg, R., Quentin, W., Daniels, E., Perman, V., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Busse, R., & Greenberg, D. (2019). The 2010 expansion of activity-based hospital payment in israel: An evaluation of effects at the ward level. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 292. doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4083-4

Waitzberg, R., & Merkur, S. (2017). Policy efforts to strengthen public hospitals in Israel. EUROhealth23(4), 34.

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waitzberg, R., Perman, V., & Gamzu, R. (2016). Why and how did Israel adopt activity-based hospital payment? The procedure-related group incremental reform. Health Policy 120(10), 1171-1176. doi:S0168-8510(16)30213-5

Rosen, B., Waitzberg, R., & Merkur, S. (2015). Israel: Health system review. Health Systems in Transition17(6), 1-212.

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waitzberg, R., Medina-Artom, T., & Adijes-Toren, A. (2014). Low-budget policy tool to empower Israeli insureds to demand their rights in the healthcare system. Health Policy118(3), 279-284.

ויצברג, ר. (2009). האם מערכות החינוך בעולם מתקרבות או מתבדלות? השוואה בינלאומית של תכניות לימוד יסודי. מדיניות ציבורית,  3, 13.


Rosen, B., & Waitzberg, R. (2018). Advancing universal health coverage: What developing countries can learn from the Israeli experience?  Washington, DC.: World Bank.

פרקים מספרים

Bramli-Greenberg, S., & Waitzberg, R. (2020). Integrating public and private insurance in the Israeli health system: an attempt to reconcile conflicting values. In S. Thomson, A. Sagan, &  E. Mossialos (Eds.), Private Health Insurance: History, Politics and Performance European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, (pp. 264-303). Cambridge University Press. doi.org/10.1017/9781139026468

Ginneken, E, Waitzberg, R., Baenes, A., Quentin, W., Smatana, M. & Rice, T. (2020). Choosing payers: can insurance competition strengthen person-centred care?. In  E. Nolte, R. Osborn, S.  Merkur,  &  A. Anell (Eds.), Achieving Person-Centred Health Systems: Evidence, Strategies and Challenges European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, (pp.  229-258). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108855464.012

Waitzberg, R., & Rosen, B. (2020). Israel healthcare system. In  R. Tikkanen, R. Osborn, E.  Mossialos, A. Djordjevic, & G. A. Wharton (Eds.), International Health Care System Profiles. New York: The Commonwealth Fund.

Rosen, B., & Waitzberg, R. (2017). The Israeli health care system. In E. Mossialos, A. Djordjevic, R. Osborn & D. Sarnak (Eds.), International profiles of health care systems (pp. 85-93). New York: The Commonwealth Fund.

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waitzberg, R., Perman, V., & Gamzu, R. (2016). How Israel reimburses hospitals based on activity: The procedure-related group (PRG) incremental reform. In OECD (Ed.), Better ways to pay for health care. Paris: OECD Publishing.

עבודת דוקטורט

Waitzberg, R. (2021). Procedure-related group based payments in Israel: evaluation of their economic incentives and impact on hospital activities and professionals’ decision making. [Doctoral thesis, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Technische Universität Berlin].  DepositOnce. https://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/13731