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  1. Content type: Integrative article

    There is increasing agreement among medical educators regarding the importance of improving the integration between public health and clinical education, understanding and implementation of epidemiological met...

    Authors: Rachel Dankner, Uri Gabbay, Leonard Leibovici, Maya Sadeh and Siegal Sadetzki

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:13

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    In Israel, there is a shortage of family medicine (FM) specialists that is occasioned by a shortage of students pursuing a FM career.

    Authors: Sody Naimer, Yan Press, Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Yoram G. Weiss and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:1

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    Israel is one of the few countries that have a national program for quality assessment of community healthcare. We aimed to evaluate whether improved performance in diabetes care was associated with improved h...

    Authors: Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Michal Cohen-Dadi, Dana Opas, Dena H. Jaffe, Jacob Levine, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel and Orly Manor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:10

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Telecare is increasingly recognized as an essential tool for a contemporary twenty-first century health care system even though the evidence is still emerging on its effectiveness. The need to find delivery mo...

    Authors: Karen B. DeSalvo and Christine Petrin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

  5. Content type: Commentary

    Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions save lives and improve health; however, unnecessary transfusion practice exposes patients to immediate and long-term negative consequences. Indirect consequences of unnecessar...

    Authors: Shoshana Revel-Vilk and Mira Naamad

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:8

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:49

  6. Content type: Commentary

    International comparisons of health systems are frequently used to inform national health policy debates. These comparisons can be used to gauge areas of strength and weakness in a health system, and to find p...

    Authors: Peter S. Hussey and Maria O. Edelen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:5

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:2

  7. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary on the paper by Gottlieb et al. [IJPHR November 2017] expands the discussion of the community-based participatory research approach, which is based on equal partnership between researchers and ...

    Authors: Ifat Vainer and Tamy Shohat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:7

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

  8. Content type: Original research article

    Studies on hospital violence have emphasized the importance of staff- service recipient interaction in leading to violent incidents. These incidents are the extreme result of service recipients’ frustration an...

    Authors: Simha F. Landau, Judy Bendalak, Gila Amitay and Ohad Marcus

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:6

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    Avisar et al. present an exemplary model for outreach aimed at ensuring that a maximum of patients eligible for expensive Hepatitis C (HPC) drugs receive treatment. We enlarge the picture to put their model in...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:3

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:46

  10. Content type: Commentary

    The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to vaccinate children with OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine). Shelly Kamin-Friedman explored the legal and ethical dimensions of...

    Authors: Lawrence O. Gostin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:4

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

  11. Content type: Commentary

    As in much of the world, mental health law in Israel has evolved over the past half-century toward greater protection of patients’ liberty and an increased emphasis on due process. Part of that process in Isra...

    Authors: Abhishek Jain and Paul S. Appelbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:2

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

  12. Content type: Original research article

    In Israel, approximately one-third of the country’s nurses work in community settings – primarily as salaried employees in Israel’s four non-profit health plans. Many health system leaders believe that the rol...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Bruce Rosen and Miriam Hirschfeld

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:69

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    A significant percentage of red blood cell transfusions are inappropriately overused. This study investigated physicians from the western Galilee in terms of their knowledge of transfusion medicine as a potent...

    Authors: Roni Rahav Koren, Celia Suriu, Orly Yakir, Luiza Akria, Masad Barhoum and Andrei Braester

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:49

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:8

  14. Content type: Original research article

    In 2012, Maccabi Healthcare Services founded Maccabi Telecare Center (MTC), a multi-disciplinary healthcare service providing telemedical care to complex chronic patients. The current paper describes the estab...

    Authors: Avi Porath, Angela Irony, Avital Segal Borobick, Shuruk Nasser, Ateret Malachi, Naama Fund and Galit Kaufman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

  15. Content type: Original research article

    Seeking a second-opinion (SO) is a common clinical practice that can optimize treatment and reduce unnecessary procedures and risks. We aim to characterize the composition of the population of SO seekers, thei...

    Authors: Liora Shmueli, Nadav Davidovitch, Joseph S. Pliskin, Ran D. Balicer, Igal Hekselman and Geva Greenfield

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:67

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    There is extensive evidence that the role of nurse coordinators is beneficial for patients. Nurse coordinators are more available to patients compared to general registered nurses, know better to control sympt...

    Authors: Liza Monas, Orly Toren, Beatrice Uziely and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:66

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    New ways of thinking about medicine and health care demand new methods in medical education. Over the past two decades, as both the practice and the study of medicine have become increasingly concerned with de...

    Authors: Raymond H. Curry

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

  18. Content type: Commentary

    Quality measures are widely used globally in order to measure clinical performance and organizational efficiency of the healthcare systems. However, in a race to achieve certain numerically defined goal, the m...

    Authors: Kobi Peleg, Michael Rozenfeld and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:64

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

  19. Content type: Commentary

    Care at the end-of-life has attracted global attention, as health care workers struggle with balancing cure based care with end-of-life care, and knowing when to transition from the former to the latter. Simul...

    Authors: Jane M. Gannon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

  20. Content type: Commentary

    Non-adherence to medication regimens is a major issue that can negatively impact patient health and wastes health care system resources. This commentary considers whether approaches to strategies undertaken in...

    Authors: Nigel S. B. Rawson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

  21. Content type: Original research article

    Israel hosts approximately 50,000 asylum seekers, most of them from Eritrea. Exclusive policies restrict their access to healthcare. In 2013, local activists partnered with Eritrean asylum seekers to assess he...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Tomer Weinstein, Jonah Mink, Habtom M. Ghebrezghiabher, Zebib Sultan and Rachel Reichlin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:7

  22. Content type: Original research article

    By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that two-thirds of all diseases worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Physicians often do not counsel patients about healthy behaviors, and lack of ...

    Authors: Rani Polak, Adi Finkelstein, Tom Axelrod, Marie Dacey, Matan Cohen, Dennis Muscato, Avi Shariv, Naama W Constantini and Mayer Brezis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

  23. Content type: Short communication

    The purpose of this study was to assess ethnic differences in Emergency Department (ED) waiting times between Jewish and Arab children in a tertiary childrens’ hospital in Israel.

    Authors: Oren Feldman, Raviv Allon, Ronit Leiba and Itai Shavit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:60

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    Simulation-based training improves residents’ skills for end-of-life (EOL) care. In the field, staff providers play a significant role in handling those situations and in shaping practice by role modeling. We ...

    Authors: Mayer Brezis, Yael Lahat, Meir Frankel, Alan Rubinov, Davina Bohm, Matan J Cohen, Meni Koslowsky, Orit Shalomson, Charles L Sprung, Henia Perry-Mezare, Rina Yahalom and Amitai Ziv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

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