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  1. Early, rapid, nationally orchestrated vaccine rollout has been a feature in the response to the global coronavirus pandemic in Israel and the UK, two countries with long established, universal socialised healt...

    Authors: Fiona Sim

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:18

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  2. Excess all-cause mortality has been used in many countries as an estimate of mortality effects from COVID-19. What was the excess mortality in Israel in 2020 and when, where and for whom was this excess?

    Authors: Ziona Haklai, Miriam Aburbeh, Nehama Goldberger and Ethel-Sherry Gordon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:17

    Content type: Short communication

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  3. The rapid rollout of Israel’s vaccination program has led to considerable international interest. In this brief commentary we consider how the criteria for vaccination priority groups differ between Israel and...

    Authors: Jonathan Cylus, Dimitra Panteli and Ewout van Ginneken

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:16

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  4. Improving the quality of health care across a nation is complex and hard. Countries often rely on multiple single national level programmes to make progress. But the key is to use a framework to develop a bala...

    Authors: Jennifer Dixon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:15

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:62

  5. When attempting to provide lessons for other countries from the successful Israeli COVID-19 vaccine experience, it is important to distinguish between the modifiable and non-modifiable components identified in...

    Authors: Gary L. Freed

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:14

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  6. This commentary compares Israel’s COVID-10 vaccination response to the much slower and less successful vaccination campaign in Canada. Although Canada did start with some structural disadvantages relative to I...

    Authors: Gregory P. Marchildon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:12

    Content type: Commentary

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:20

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  7. Colorectal cancer leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Early detection and treatment are essential. Screening using fecal occult blood tests has increased significantly, but adherence to colonoscopy f...

    Authors: Revital Azulay, Liora Valinsky, Fabienne Hershkowitz, Einat Elran, Natan Lederman, Revital Kariv, Benjamin Braunstein and Anthony Heymann

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:11

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. Teaching medical students is a central part of being a doctor, and is essential for the training of the next generation of physicians and for maintaining the quality of medicine. Our research reviews the train...

    Authors: Simon Nothman, Michael Kaffman, Rachel Nave and Moshe Y. Flugelman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:10

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. This commentary on Rosen, Waitzberg, and Israeli’s assessment of Israel’s COVID response points to differences in the coherence of each national government’s strategy as the key factor influencing the effectiv...

    Authors: Sherry Glied

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:9

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  10. Emergency department overcrowding is associated with adverse clinical outcomes and poor patients and staff experience. Full capacity protocols enabling hallway boarding in internal wards are instituted to reli...

    Authors: Assaf Ben Shoham and Gabriel Munter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:8

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) are defined by the World Health Organization as multidisciplinary groups of health experts who are involved in the development of a national immunizatio...

    Authors: Chen Stein-Zamir and Shmuel Rishpon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:7

    Content type: Integrative article

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  12. As of the end of 2020, the State of Israel, with a population of 9.3 million, had administered more COVID-19 vaccine doses than all countries aside from China, the US, and the UK. Moreover, Israel had administ...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen, Ruth Waitzberg and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:18

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  13. Israel has led the world in rolling out its COVID-19 vaccination program. This experience provides lessons that others can learn from. It is, however, necessary to consider some national specificities, includi...

    Authors: Martin McKee and Selina Rajan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:5

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  14. High and increasing drug prices have prompted the establishment of a broad range of cost-containment treatment policies in health systems globally. In 2012, the supplemental insurance program of a large Israel...

    Authors: Amir Rosenblatt, Igal Hekselman, Irit Rosenblatt, Idan Hekselman and Dan Gaton

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:4

    Content type: Integrative article

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  15. Psychological distress is a problem strongly associated with socio-economic conditions. This study aims to assess rates of psychological distress and ‘poor’ self-rated health among Palestinian citizens of Isra...

    Authors: Mohammad Khatib, Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld, Sarah Abu-Kaf, Anneke Ifrah and Ahmad Sheikh-Muhammad

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:3

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. Measles is a highly contagious disease. A 24 years old patient, recently exposed to measles (unvaccinated), presented in the emergency department with severe agitation, compatible with an acute psychotic episo...

    Authors: Chen Stein-Zamir, Nitza Abramson, Hagit Sonnenfeld-Alroey, Jacob Charnes, Dana Eckstein, Aryeh Dienstag, Dana Wolf, Allon E. Moses and Yoram G. Weiss

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:2

    Content type: Perspective

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  17. Passage of the National Health Insurance Law (NHIL) in 1995 marked a turning point in the history of the Israeli healthcare system, ensuring sustainable, high-quality medical care to all eligible Israeli resid...

    Authors: Yoel Angel, Adi Niv-Yagoda and Ronni Gamzu

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:1

    Content type: Meeting report

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  18. The challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems have tested primary care clinicians, who are on the front lines of care delivery. To ensure the longevity of the primary care workforce, strong...

    Authors: Erin E. Sullivan and Russell S. Phillips

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:77

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. In 2019, a conference in Israel showcased new frontiers in technology in healthcare, highlighting research conducted in Israel as well as across the globe. At the time, no one realized how critical—and ubiquit...

    Authors: Shira H. Fischer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:76

    Content type: Integrative article

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  20. The scientific literature, including several papers published in the IJHPR, has raised the issue of the spiraling cost of cancer treatment, including that of cancer drugs and other technologies such as gene an...

    Authors: Shuli Brammli Greenberg, Einat Dotan and Rachel Arazi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:69

    Content type: Perspective

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  21. Ethnic disparities have been associated with injury and mortality. The impact of ethnicity on head and neck injury (HNI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), in-hospital mortality and resource utilization following ...

    Authors: Irit Cohen-Manheim, Irina Radomislensky, Maya Siman-Tov and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:75

    Content type: Original research article

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  22. As 2020 comes to a close, the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) will soon be starting its tenth year of publication. This editorial compares data from 2012 (the journal’s first year of publication)...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen, Stephen C. Schoenbaum and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:74

    Content type: Editorial

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  23. Communication between health authorities and healthcare providers is an essential element of the response to public health emergencies. Although call centers can facilitate such communication, no published rep...

    Authors: Aharona Glatman-Freedman, Michal Bromberg, Amit Ram, Miri Lutski, Ravit Bassal, Olga Michailevich, Mor Saban, Dvora Frankental, Rita Dichtiar, Anna Kruglikov-Moldavsky, Violetta Rozani, Dolev Karolinsky, Tali Braun, Inbar Zuker, Lital Keinan-Boker and Barbara G. Silverman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:73

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. Anemia is common during pregnancy and the puerperium. The association of ethnicity as well as other characteristics with anemia and compliance with healthcare recommendations has not been studied sufficiently ...

    Authors: Enav Yefet, Avishag Yossef, Manal Massalha, Abeer Suleiman, Aliza Hatokay, Moria Kamhine-Yefet and Zohar Nachum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:71

    Content type: Original research article

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  25. Legislation and accreditation standards both address patients’ rights. The two approaches differ in important ways; they should not be seen as competing but as complementing efforts. Laws define minimum standa...

    Authors: Carsten Engel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:70

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:47

  26. In a recent issue of this Journal, Politzer, Shmueli, and Avni estimate the economic costs of health disparities due to socioeconomic status (SES) in Israel (Politzer et al., Isr J Health Policy Res 8: 46, 2019)....

    Authors: J. Travis Donahoe and Thomas G. McGuire

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:68

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:46

  27. The Israeli health system is facing high workloads with average occupancy in certain hospital wards of around 100%. Since there is a shortage of hospitalization beds in institutions for continuous, long-term c...

    Authors: Gidon Berger, Danny Epstein, Meital Rozen, Avigdor Miskin, Michael Halberthal and Michal Mekel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:66

    Content type: Original research article

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  28. COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has reached pandemic proportions. Although the virus can cause disease in anyone, it is particularly dangerous for those with various “co-morbidities” such...

    Authors: A. Mark Clarfield and Alan Jotkowitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:64

    Content type: Perspective

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  29. Despite relatively high rates of Postpartum Depression (PPD), little is known about the granting of social security benefits to women who are disabled as a result of PPD or of other postpartum mood and anxiety...

    Authors: Bella Savitsky, Irina Radomislensky, Zhanna Frid, Natalia Gitelson, Saralee Glasser and Tova Hendel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:63

    Content type: Original research article

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  30. The quality of healthcare in Israel is considered “high”, and this achievement is due to the structure and organization of the healthcare system. The goal of the present review is to describe the major achieve...

    Authors: Dalia Dreiher, Olga Blagorazumnaya, Ran Balicer and Jacob Dreiher

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:62

    Content type: Perspective

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:15

  31. Israel hosts nearly 70,000 migrant careworkers. Migrant careworkers work and live with populations extremely vulnerable to the novel Coronavirus, including the elderly and people with pre-existing physical con...

    Authors: Jordan Hannink Attal, Ido Lurie and Yehuda Neumark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:61

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. This retrospective study compared perioperative measures, costs, quality of life and survival after open vs. robotic surgery, among obese women diagnosed with low-grade endometrial cancer.

    Authors: Adi Sofer, Racheli Magnezi, Ram Eitan, Oded Raban, Orna Tal, Noam Smorgic and Zvi Vaknin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:60

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. Israel ranks very high globally in performing bariatric surgery (BS) per capita. In the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic the bariatric surgeons’ community faced many concerns and challenges, especially in ...

    Authors: Nahum Beglaibter, Orly Zelekha, Lital Keinan-Boker, Nasser Sakran and Ahmad Mahajna

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:59

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. The heavy reliance on remote patient care (RPC) during the COVID-19 health crisis may have expedited the emergence of digital health tools that can contribute to safely and effectively moving the locus of care...

    Authors: Shirly Bar-Lev and Dizza Beimel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:58

    Content type: Original research article

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  35. End-of-life decisions are highly complex socio-normative and ethical phenomena. The goal of this study was to provide an assessment of public opinions in Israel concerning aspects of end-of-life decisions.

    Authors: Moran Bodas, Baruch Velan, Giora Kaplan, Arnona Ziv, Carmit Rubin and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:57

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. Obesity is a highly prevalent, complex, and chronic relapsing disease with a considerable unmet medical need. We aimed to identify perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers to effective obesity treatment...

    Authors: Dror Dicker, Batya Kornboim, Rakefet Bachrach, Naim Shehadeh, Shani Potesman-Yona and Gabriella Segal-Lieberman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:56

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. The Hadassah Medical Organization operates two hospitals in Jerusalem. During the COVID-19 pandemic it made an administrative decision to operate one hospital as a COVID-19 treatment hospital (CTH) and to have...

    Authors: Yael Milgrom, Yuval Tal and Aharon S. Finestone

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:55

    Content type: Short communication

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  38. The outbreak of a new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses dramatic challenges to public health authorities worldwide. One measure put in place to contain the spread of the disease is self-quarantine of indivi...

    Authors: Moran Bodas and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:54

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. Facing the global health crisis of COVID-19, health systems are increasingly supporting the use of telemedicine in ambulatory care settings. It is not clear whether the increased use of telemedicine will persi...

    Authors: Zachi Grossman, Gabriel Chodick, Stephen M. Reingold, Gil Chapnick and Shai Ashkenazi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:53

    Content type: Original research article

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  40. The shift from inpatient care to community patient care has had an essential impact on the nursing profession. Despite the growing demand for community nurses in many countries, their number remains relatively...

    Authors: Yael Sela-Vilensky, Keren Grinberg and Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:44

    Content type: Integrative article

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  41. This study focuses on sexual orientation and gender-based differences among Israeli young adult substance use behaviors. In addition, it evaluates young adult perception of substance use and acceptance of subs...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach and Mally Shechory-Bitton

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:52

    Content type: Original research article

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  42. The scope of health information and health care services available online is rapidly expanding. At the same time, COVID-19 is causing vulnerable elders to reconsider in-person provider visits. In that context,...

    Authors: Michael L. Millenson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:51

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:42

  43. Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD) constitute a worldwide public health crisis. In light of the AD/ADRD epidemic now existing within the global COVID-19 pandemic, the need ...

    Authors: Jill Harrison, Vincent Mor, Susan Mitchell and Ellen P. McCarthy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:50

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. In this commentary to the paper “Ensuring HIV care to undocumented migrants in Israel: a public-private partnership case study” by Chemtob et al. we discuss the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a ...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Dani Filc and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:48

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:80

  45. Over the past decade, hospitals in many countries, including Israel, have undergone an accreditation process aimed at improving the quality of services provided. This process also refers to the protection and ...

    Authors: Daniel Sperling and Rina B. Pikkel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:47

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:70