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Table 2 Characteristics of neuropsychological assessment (NPA) practice, by respondents’ career stage

From: Neuropsychological assessment in the Israeli healthcare system: a practitioners’ survey

Question Experts Interns Total
Do you work in a hospital? (% yes) 64 (36%) 57 (55%) 121 (43%)
Do you work in a non-hospital public service? (% yes) 66 (38%) 41 (40%) 107 (38%)
Do you conduct NPA? (% yes) 98 (56%) 91 (88%) 189 (68%)
Do you conduct NPA for court? (% yes) 44 (25%) 19 (18%) 61 (22%)
How many NPAs did you conduct in the past year? N = 91 N = 75 N = 166
 1–2 17 (19%) 21 (28%) 38 (23%)
 3–5 19 (21%) 27 (36%) 46 (28%)
 6–10 18 (20%) 15 (20%) 33 (20%)
 11–19 16 (17%) 6 (8%) 22 (13%)
 20+ 21 (23%) 6 (8%) 27 (16%)
What was the purpose of last NPA that you conducted? N = 93 N = 85 N = 178
 Treatment recommendations 30 (32%) 38 (45%) 68 (38%)
 Medico-legal 34 (37%) 27 (32%) 61 (34%)
 Differential diagnosis 22 (24%) 13 (15%) 35 (20%)
 Pre-surgical baseline 1 (1%) 4 (5%) 5 (3%)
 Other 6 (6%) 3 (3%) 9 (5%)
Who refers your clients to NPA? N = 95 N = 80 N = 175
 Physicians 69 (73%) 56 (70%) 125 (71%)
 Psychologists 62 (65%) 47 (59%) 109 (62%)
 National Insurance Institute of Israel 19 (20%) 30 (38%) 49 (28%)
 Rehabilitation Department, Ministry of Defense 17 (18%) 23 (29%) 40 (23%)
 Educational system 21 (22%) 3 (4%) 24 (14%)
 Lawyers or court 19 (20%) 5 (6%) 24 (14%)
 Self-referrals 20 (21%) 9 (11%) 29 (17%)
 Other 18 (19%) 8 (10%) 26 (15%)
Which percent of the NPA that you conduct is HP-funded? N = 100 N = 90 N = 190
 0% 74 (74%) 50 (56%) 124 (65%)
 20% 8 (8%) 4 (4%) 12 (6%)
 50% 8 (8%) 5 (6%) 13 (7%)
 75% 7 (7%) 9 (10%) 16 (9%)
 100% 3 (3%) 22 (24%) 25 (13%)
  1. Note: HP Health Plan. Numbers in the top four rows reflect the percentage of participants relative to the total number of participants. Numbers on the bottom four questions reflect the percentage of participants relative to the number of participants who answered the relevant question. For the question about referral source, participants could provide more than one answer and therefore the numbers do not add up to 100%