Self-care in Israel: Physicians' views and perspectives

Judith T. Shuval, Rachel Javetz, Diana Shye

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This paper examines physicians' perceptions about potential effects of lay self-care. The research was designed to explore these perceptions regarding three types of effects with particular reference to their general distribution and their inter-relationships. The findings showed that physicians distinguished clearly among the effects of self-care but that their opinions differ considerably regarding the effects on utilization, costs and hospitalization rates. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-244
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Israel
  • attitudes
  • professional medicine
  • self-care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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