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A national survey of ethnic differences in knowledge and understanding of supplementary health insurance

Overview of attention for article published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, March 2017
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Title
A national survey of ethnic differences in knowledge and understanding of supplementary health insurance
Published in
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13584-017-0137-4
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Authors

Manfred S. Green, Samah Hayek, Jalal Tarabeia, Mohammad Yehia, Neta HaGani

Abstract

Knowledge and understanding of what health insurance covers is an important public health issue. In Israel, whereas national health insurance covers all residents, optional supplemental health insurance (SHI) can be purchased from the healthcare providers, for additional, special services. The purpose of this study was to identify disparities between Jews and Arabs in their knowledge and understanding of SHI. National, cross-sectional, telephone survey using a structured questionnaire, among random samples of 814 Jews and 800 Arabs. Knowledge and understanding of health insurance was assessed by a score based on correct answers to 8 questions. Log-linear regression was used to estimate association between health insurance knowledge and population group, after controlling for potential confounding independent variables. Ninety one percent of Jews and 62% of Arabs reported owning SHI. Among both groups, knowledge levels were low on a 0-8 scale. However, the average score for Jews was statistically higher (Mean = 3.50, S.D = 1.69) as compared with Arabs (Mean = 2.78, S.D = 1.70) (p < 0.001). The adjusted health insurance knowledge score was significantly higher among Jews than Arabs (Prevalence ratio = 1.10; 95% CI = 1.06-1.13), indicating that differences remain even after controlling for socio-demographic characteristics and SHI ownership. There is a large gap between the public's understanding of what is covered by SHI and the services that it covers in practice. Low SHI knowledge and understanding may lead to frustration, and limit access to additional health care among populations that suffer from socio-economic inequalities. These findings emphasize the need to provide clearer and more culturally sensitive information on health insurance coverage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 41%
Student > Bachelor 4 24%
Unspecified 2 12%
Researcher 1 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 29%
Unspecified 4 24%
Social Sciences 3 18%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 12%
Environmental Science 1 6%
Other 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 March 2017.
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#1,429,187
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Outputs of similar age from Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
#1
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