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Professor Revital Gross PhD
Senior Researcher and Deputy Director
Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University

POB 3886
Israel 91037

Short Bio

Revital Gross is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. She is also an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University.

Revital's academic degrees are in Sociology (PhD) Public Administration (MA) and Statistics (BA). Her scientific specialization is in the field of health policy and health services research.  The focus of her research in the last years has been on topics related to evaluation of the reforms in the Israeli health system and their effects on the organizational behavior of the sick funds, quality of care and patient satisfaction. Other research fields include the organization of primary care services, the role of primary care physicians and women's health.   In her studies, particular attention is given to vulnerable populations including new immigrants.

Revital's professional activities include participation in national policy forums, steering committees of health policy conferences and workshops, and presentations to senior policy makers in government offices as well as in health care provider organizations.  Professor Gross is a member of the National Council for Women's health, and is a board member of the Israeli Association for Advancement of Women's Health.

Recent Publications - Chapters in books

Gross, R; and Anson, O. (2002). Health Care Reform in Israel in Twaddle Andrew (ed.) Health Care Reform Efforts Around the World, Greenwood Publishing Group,Westport  CT

Shirom Arie, Gross Revital, (2002). World Health Systems: Israel. In World Health Systems: Challenges and Perspectives. Fried B.J. and Gaydos L.M. (eds), Health Administration Press, Ann Arbor 

Gross, Revital, Rosen Bruce and Chinitz David (2002). The Role of Evaluation in Promoting Accountability in the Health Care System. In The Changing Face of Health Systems. Chinitz D. (ed.), The Israel National Institute for health policy and health services research. Gefen Publications House, Jerusalem.

Recent Publications - Published articles in periodicals

English Refereed Journals

Rabinowitz,  J;  Gross R;  Feldman D. (1999). Correlates of a perceived need for mental health assistance and differences between those who do and do not seek help. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 34:141-146

Gross, R; and Harrison, M. (2001). Implementing Managed Competition in Israel. Social Science and Medicine 52:1219-1231

Gross, Revital; Tabenkin Hava; Brammli-Greenberg Shuli. (2000). Who Needs A Gatekeeper? Patients' Views of The Role of the Primary Care  Physician. Family Practice  17(3):222-229

Tabenkin, Hava; Gross, Revital. (2000). The Role of the Primary Care Physician in the Israeli Health Care System as "Gatekeeper' - The Viewpoint of Health Care Policy Makers. Health Policy 52:73-85.

Gross R. Rosen B. Shirom A. (2001). Reforming the Israeli Health System: Findings of a 3-Year Evaluation. Health Policy 56:1-20

Tabenkin Hava, Gross Revital, Bramli-Greenberg Shuli  (2001). How Do Israeli Primary Care Physicians Perceive Their Role in The Health Care System. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management  24(2):19-29

Bentur Neta Gross Revital (2001). The Reform of the Israeli Health Care System: A Comparison Between Elderly and Young Consumers One Year and Three Years After Its Implemenation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 49:56-64

Gross R. Tabenkin H, Brammli-Greenberg S. (2001). Gatekeeping: A Challenge in the Management of Primary Care Physicians. Journal of Management in Medicine 14(4): 283-298

Gross R. Brammli Greenberg S. Remenick L. (2001). Self-Rated Health Status and Health Care Utilization Among Immigrant and Non-immigrant Israeli Jewish Women. Women and Health 34(3):53-69

Gross Revital (2002), Diritto universale con mutue, Sanita Management, July/August, 41-42

Cathy Schoen, Elisabeth Simantov, Revital Gross, Shuli Brammli, and Joan Leiman, (2003). Disparities in Women's Health and Health Care Experiences in the United States and Israel: Findings from 1998 National Women's Health Surveys. Women and Health, 37(1): 49-70.

Rabinowitz J. Gross R. Feldman D. (2003) Perceived Need and Receipt of Outpatient Mental Health Services: Factors Affecting Access in Israeli HMOs. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management  26(3):160-172 .

Gross R. (2003). Implementing Health Care Reform in Israel: Organizational Response to Perceived Incentives. Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law 28(4):659-692.

Gross R. Tabenkin H. Porath A. Heyman A. Greenstein M. Porter B. Matzliach R. (2003). The Relationship Between Primary Care Physicians' Adherence to Guidelines for the Treatment of Diabetes and Patient Satisfaction: Findings from a Pilot Study. Family Practice 20(5):563-569.

Gross R. Brammli-Greenberg S. (2004) Evaluating the Effect of Regulatory Prohibitions against Risk Selection by Health Status on Supplemental Insurance Ownership in Israel. Social Science & Medicine 58(9):1609-1622.

Gross R. Brammli-Greenberg S, Bentur N. (2003) Women Caring for Disabled Parents and Other Relatives: Implications for Social Workers in the Health Services. Social Work in Health Care. 37(4):19-38.

Bentur N. Gross R. Brammli-Greenberg S. (2004) Satisfaction with and Access to Community Care of  the Chronically Ill in Israel's Health System. Health Policy 67:129-136.

Gross R. (2004) A Consumer Based Tool for Evaluating the Quality of Health Services in the Israeli Health Care System Following Reform. Health Policy  68 (2):143-158

Elnekave E. Gross R. (2004).  The Healthcare Experiences of Arab Israeli Women in a Reformed Healthcare System.  Health Policy. 69(1):101-116

Miller Arlene and Gross R. (forthcoming) Health and Depression in Women from the Former Sovier Union Living in The United States and Israel. Journal of Immigrant Health

Hebrew Refereed Journals

Gross R; Rosen B; Shirom A. (1999) The Israeli Health Care System Following Implementation of the National Health Insurance Law.  Social Security Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies 54:11-34.

Gross, R;  Tabenkin H; Greenstein M; Bramli S; Harrison M. (1999) Primary Care Physicians in Israel 1997: Characteristics and Changes. Social Security Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies  54:169-190.

Bentur N; Gross R; Chinitz D. (1999).The Perceived Impact of the National Health Insurance on the Elderly: Access to Services, Quality of Care and Satisfaction. Social Security Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies  54:76-91.

Gross R. Tabenkin H. Brammli-Greenberg S. (2000). What Primary Care Physicians Think of Israel's Health Policy Reform. Harefoa 139(1-2):1-7.

Tabenkin H. Gross R. Brammli-Greenberg S. Steinmetz D. (2001) Primary Care Physicians in Israel-  How Do They Perceive Their Role in the Health Care System? What Do They Think of Health Policy? What is the Viewpoint of Policy Makers and the Patients on Their Role as Gatekeepers? Summary of Studies. Harefoa  3(12):893-897.

Shmueli Amir and Gross Revital (2001). Income-Related Inequality in Health un Israel During the 90's, Social Security Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies  59:64-75

Gross R. Brammli-Greenberg S. (2001). Supplemental Insurance in Israel: Changes in Policy and Consumer Behavior Social Security 61:154-171 

Bentur N. Gross R. Resnitzky S. Brammli-Greenberg S. (forthcoming) Co-payments and Access to Primary Care Services for Stroke Patients. Social Security Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies

Other Publications

Tabenkin, H; Gross, R; Brammli, S; Shrira S. (1999). The Primary care physician as 'Gatekeeper': The Perspectives of Sick Fund Members, Primary Care Physicians and Policymakers".  Research Report: RR-336-99.  JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.

Brammli-Greenberg S; Gross R. (1999). "Supplemental and Commercial Health Insurance, 1998: Changes in Policy, Financing, and Consumer Behavior".  Research Report: RR-349-99. JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.

Gross Revital; Brammli-Greenberg Shuli. (2000). "The health and welfare of women in Israel: Findings from a National Survey". Research Report: RR-361-00. JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.

Gross Revital; Brammli-Greenberg Shuli. (2001) Israel's Health System as Perceived by the Public - 1995,1997 and 1999. Research Report: RR-362-01. JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.

Brammli-Greenberg S; Gross R. (2003). The Private Insurance Market in Israel, 2001. Research report RR-403-03 JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.

Gross Revital; Brammli-Greenberg Shuli (2003) Public Opinion of the Level of Service and Performance of the Health System 2001, Compared to Previous Years. Research report RR-421-03 JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.

Ashkenazi Yael and Gross Revital (2004) The state of women's health in Israel: and overview of recent data. JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.

Irit Elroy and Gross Revital (2004) Lay leadership development in women' health: literature review S-101-03 JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.