Equity and the Israeli Health Care System: Relative Poverty as a Health Risk Factor
Author: Dov Chernichovsky, Yehudit Elkana, Jonathan Anson, Anat Shemesh
July 20, 2003
Although the over all health indices for Israel indicate a good standard of health care, there are significant gaps between population groups and socioeconomic groups within Israel.
This paper examines the health according to socioeconomic indices, looks at the effects of socioeconomic factors on health, deals with issues of equity within the Israeli healthcare system and offers recommendations for policy changes to improve the health of all of Israel’s population.
This paper is in Hebrew only.