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Israel Journal of Health Policy Research

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Unwarranted variation

A recent IJHPR article examines the patterns and trends in geographic variation for selected health services in Israel. The periphery, and the northern district in particular, had above-average rates of medical admissions, knee replacements and cardiac procedures. Variation among regions was particularly high for coronary artery bypass grafts. Read more….

A related IJHPR commentary summarizes the status of medical care epidemiology and its studies of unwarranted variation in health care, and provides a conceptual framework to guide future studies. Recommendations are offered for advancing studies that could guide policy development and clinical improvement. Read more…


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Aims and scope

Israel Journal of Health Policy Research seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions among scholars and practitioners from Israel and other countries regarding all aspects of health policy, health services research, public health, health promotion, health economics, health care management, and the ethics, sociology, and political science of health care in Israel.  The ultimate aim of these intellectual interactions is to contribute to the development of health policy in Israel and around the world.

Review acknowledgements

The Editors of Israel Journal of Health Policy Research would like to thank all reviewers, both external and Editorial Board Members, who have contributed to the journal, and whose valuable support continues to be essential to the success of the journal.

The annual reviewer acknowledgements can be found here.

Society affiliation

Israel Journal of Health Policy Research is the official publication of The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research.

The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research covers article processing charges for all articles accepted for publication.

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