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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Editorial

    The IJHPR celebrates five years of quality publication

    The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) will soon be completing its fifth year of publication. In the 5 years since the IJHPR’s launch in January 2012, it has published over 250 articles, achieved...

    Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:65

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  6. Commentary

    How to improve influenza vaccine coverage of healthcare personnel

    Influenza causes substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide each year. Healthcare-associated influenza is a frequent event. Health care personnel (HCP) may be the source for infecting patients and may propa...

    David J. Weber, Walter Orenstein and William A. Rutala

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:61

    Published on: 16 December 2016

  7. Original research article

    Should Men who have sex with Men be allowed to donate blood in Israel?

    The present permanent deferral policy in Israel for MSM was established in 1977 and was based on the previous (now outdated) USA Food and Drug Administration standards. This study analyses epidemiological data...

    Gary Michael Ginsberg, Eilat Shinar, Eran Kopel and Daniel Chemtob

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  8. Integrative article

    Ethics and regulation of inter-country medically assisted reproduction: a call for action

    The proliferation of medically assisted reproduction (MAR) for the treatment of infertility has brought benefit to many individuals around the world. But infertility and its treatment continue to be a cause of...

    Carmel Shalev, Adi Moreno, Hedva Eyal, Michal Leibel, Rhona Schuz and Talia Eldar-Geva

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:59

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  9. Original research article

    Do women prefer a female breast surgeon?

    Patient preferences regarding the gender of their physicians is a highly sensitive issue, which can be particularly salient in intimate medical situations. Previously published studies found that women tend to...

    Asnat Groutz, Hadar Amir, Revital Caspi, Eran Sharon, Yifat Amir Levy and Mordechai Shimonov

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:35

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  10. Original research article

    Ethical standards for medical research in the Israeli military - review of the changes in the last decade

    The Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps (IDF MC) institutional review board (IRB) is one of approximately 50 IRBs active in Israel. In addition to routine IRB considerations it must also address in its deliber...

    Ayal Hassidim, Raeed Kayouf, Nirit Yavnai, Naomi Panush, David Dagan, Tarif Bader and Michael Hartal

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:53

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  11. Original research article

    Social characteristics associated with disparities in smoking rates in Israel

    Cigarette smoking is a major cause of health disparities. We aimed to determine social characteristics associated with smoking status and age at smoking initiation in the ethnically-diverse population of Israel.

    Ofra Kalter-Leibovici, Angela Chetrit, Shlomit Avni, Emma Averbuch, Ilya Novikov and Nihaya Daoud

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  12. Original research article

    Help seeking in school by Israeli Arab minority adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems: results from the Galilee Study

    Many distressed minority adolescents with little access to professional mental health services use teachers and school counselors as their main consultation sources. This paper presents data from the Galilee s...

    Raida Daeem, Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld, Ilana Farbstein, Raseem Khamaisi, Anneke Ifrah, Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad, Sylvana Fennig and Alan Apter

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:49

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  13. Original research article

    A feasibility study to assess the validity of administrative data sources and self-reported information of breast cancer survivors

    Cancer survivorship has increasingly become the focus of research due to progress in early detection and advancements in the therapeutic approach, but high-quality information sources for outcomes, potential c...

    Rola Hamood, Hatem Hamood, Ilya Merhasin and Lital Keinan-Boker

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:50

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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