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Table 2 Familiarity with SHI according to knowledge about Services that are included or not included in SHI

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

  Arabs (800) Jews (814) P value1
n, % n, %
Subsidized Private Nurse in hospitalization after surgery      P = 0.996
 Includeda 189 23.7 192 23.7  
 Not Included 226 28.3 259 31.9  
 Don’t know 383 48.0 360 44.4  
Choosing a doctor or a surgeon from every hospital in Israel      P = 0.780
 Included 375 46.9 465 57.3  
 Not includeda 175 21.9 173 21.3  
 Don’t know 249 31.2 173 21.3  
Subsidized private prenatal care and fertility treatments      P = 0.628
 Includeda 386 48.3 373 47.0  
 Not included 122 15.3 82 10.3  
 Don’t know 292 36.5 338 42.6  
Subsidized transplants and surgeries abroad      P = 0.010
 Includeda 357 44.7 413 51.1  
 Not included 165 20.7 191 23.6  
 Don’t know 277 34.7 205 25.3  
Private room in different hospitals in Israel      P < 0.001
 Included 146 18.3 78 9.7  
 Not includeda 329 41.2 466 57.8  
 Don’t know 324 40.6 262 32.5  
Cancer Medications not covered by basic health insurance      P = 0.196
 Included 269 33.7 257 31.8  
 Not includeda 190 23.8 215 26.6  
 Don’t know 339 42.5 336 41.6  
Partial coverage of Consultation with a specialist      P < 0.001
 Includeda 350 43.9 670 82.8  
 Not included 188 23.6 50 6.2  
 Don’t know 259 32.5 89 11.0  
Full coverage of Private physiotherapy      P < 0.001
 Included 247 31.2 178 22.1  
 Not includeda 250 31.6 346 43.0  
 Don’t know 295 37.2 281 34.9  
  1. aCorrect answer
  2. 1 p-value was calculated for incorrect answer together with “don’t know” in comparison with correct answers