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  1. Original research article

    Cardiopulmonary arrest in primary care clinics: more holes than cheese: a survey of the knowledge and attitudes of primary care physicians regarding resuscitation

    Patients experiencing pre-arrest symptoms may first refer to their primary care physician. The study's aim was to determine the likelihood that a patient undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will receive ...

    Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman and Eliezer Alkalay

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:22

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  2. Commentary

    Targeted approaches to improve outcomes for highest-cost patients

    Bash and colleagues, using data from Maccabi Healthcare Services, have documented increased cost and utilization attributable to patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The CHF patients were older than t...

    Adam J. Rose

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:25

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  3. Original research article

    Comprehensive healthcare resource use among newly diagnosed congestive heart failure

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of hospital admissions and readmissions in the Western world. However, the burden of ambulatory care has not been as well investigated. The object...

    Lori D. Bash, Dahlia Weitzman, Robert O. Blaustein, Ofer Sharon, Varda Shalev and Gabriel Chodick

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:26

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  4. Original research article

    Is there a doctor in the house? Availability of Israeli physicians to the workforce

    Israeli policymakers have expressed serious concerns about being able to meet the growing demand for physician services. For this reason, the Israel Ministry of Health (MoH) undertook studies based on 2008 and...

    Pamela Kuflik Horowitz, Annarosa Anat Shemesh and Tuvia Horev

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  5. Integrative article

    A national strategic plan for reducing the burden of sexually transmitted infections in Israel by the year 2025

    There is on ongoing debate in the literature regarding the real burden of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Western countries and the proper strategies needed to estimate and to prevent them. Our purpo...

    Daniel Chemtob, Dan Gandacu, Zohar Mor, Itamar Grotto, Emilia Anis and Elliot Rosenberg

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  6. Original research article

    Drug shortages in Israel: regulatory perspectives, challenges and solutions

    Pharmaceutical drug shortages (DSs) are a global problem which presents challenges to countries around the world. Shortages of pharmaceutical products may have a direct detrimental impact on public health and ...

    Eyal Schwartzberg, Denize Ainbinder, Alla Vishkauzan and Ronni Gamzu

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:17

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  7. Original research article

    Does pain take holidays? Non-attendance rates at a hospital-based pain clinic are elevated during the Jewish high-holidays

    Patient non-attendance is an expensive and persistent problem worldwide with rates between 5–39% reported in the literature. The objective of the study was to assess whether there is a higher incidence of non-...

    Motti Ratmansky, Nitzan Hai, Tzion Schlossberg, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch and Avraham Schweiger

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:11

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  8. Commentary

    A systems science perspective on the capacity for change in public hospitals

    Many types of organisation are difficult to change, mainly due to structural, cultural and contextual barriers. Change in public hospitals is arguably even more problematic than in other types of hospitals, du...

    J. Braithwaite, J. Westbrook, E. Coiera, W. B. Runciman, R. Day, K. Hillman and J. Herkes

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:16

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  9. Commentary

    Finding “truth” across different data sources

    The proliferation of new technology platforms and tools is dramatically advancing our ability to capture, integrate and use clinical and other health related data for research and care. Another critical and in...

    Alison Rein and Lisa A. Simpson

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:14

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  10. Integrative article

    Re-thinking barriers to organizational change in public hospitals

    Public hospitals are well known to be difficult to reform. This paper provides a comprehensive six-part analytic framework that can help policymakers and managers better shape their organizational and institut...

    Nigel Edwards and Richard B. Saltman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:8

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  11. Original research article

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

    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) ...

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

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:12

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  12. Commentary

    Medical care epidemiology and unwarranted variation: the Israeli case

    In an article in this Journal, Mendlovic and colleagues report on regional variation in medical care across Israeli regions. This study joins a growing literature demonstrating generally high variation in the ...

    David C. Goodman and Andrew A. Goodman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:9

    Published on: 20 February 2017

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