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  1. 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

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    The present permanent deferral policy in Israel for MSM was established in 1977 and was based on the previous (now outdated) USA Food and Drug Administration standards.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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Original research article

    Factors associated with choice of approach for Group B streptococcus screening

    The crude rate of early-onset Group B streptococcus disease (EOGBS) in Israel has been consistently under 0.5 for 1000 live births for the past 8 years. The Israeli Ministry of Health has adapted the risk fact...

    H. Sefty, A. Klivitsky, M. Bromberg, R. Dichtiar, M. Ben Ami, T. Shohat and A. Glatman-Freedman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:42

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  10. Commentary

    A patient-centred approach to embryo donation for research

    Most couples enrolled in Assisted Reproductive Technologies’ (ART) treatments need to make decisions regarding embryo disposition, as they are asked to sign a consent form about embryo donation for research. B...

    Catarina Samorinha and Susana Silva

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:44

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  11. Original research article

    Parental regret regarding children’s vaccines—The correlation between anticipated regret, altruism, coping strategies and attitudes toward vaccines

    Parental hesitancy for recommended childhood vaccines is a growing public health concern influenced by various factors. This study aimed to explore regret regarding parental decisions to vaccinate their childr...

    Yaira Hamama-Raz, Eyal Ginossar-David and Menachem Ben-Ezra

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:55

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  12. Original research article

    Donation of surplus frozen pre-embryos to research in Israel: underlying motivations

    The high number of IVF procedures performed in Israel has had an unforeseen consequence: accumulation of large amounts of surplus frozen embryos. After five years that the frozen embryos are kept for free, pat...

    Aviad Raz, Jonia Amer-Alshiek, Mor Goren-Margalit, Gal Jacobi, Alyssa Hochberg, Ami Amit, Foad Azem and Hadar Amir

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:25

    Published on: 5 November 2016

  13. Original research article

    Introducing a change in hospital policy using FMEA methodology as a tool to reduce patient hazards

    Intravenous potassium chloride (IV KCl) solutions are widely used in hospitals for treatment of hypokalemia. As ampoules of concentrated KCL must be diluted before use, critical incidents have been associated ...

    Fanny Ofek, Racheli Magnezi, Yaffa Kurzweil, Inbal Gazit, Sofia Berkovitch and Orna Tal

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:30

    Published on: 1 November 2016

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