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  1. Commentary

    Commentary on a participatory inquiry paradigm used to assess EOL simulation participant outcomes and design

    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...

    Jane M. Gannon

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

    Published on: 20 November 2017

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

  2. Commentary

    Promoting adherence to medicines: possible lessons for Canada?

    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...

    Nigel S. B. Rawson

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

    Published on: 20 November 2017

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

  3. Original research article

    Applying a community-based participatory research approach to improve access to healthcare for Eritrean asylum-seekers in Israel: a pilot study

    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...

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

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  4. Original research article

    Medical students as health coaches: Implementation of a student-initiated Lifestyle Medicine curriculum

    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 ...

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

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

    Published on: 10 November 2017

  5. Original research article

    What can we learn from simulation-based training to improve skills for end-of-life care? Insights from a national project in Israel

    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 ...

    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

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

    Published on: 6 November 2017

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

  6. Original research article

    A comparison of decisions to discharge committed psychiatric patients between treating physicians and district psychiatric committees: an outcome study

    The Israel Mental Health Act of 1991 stipulates a process for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (IPH). A patient thus hospitalized may be discharged by either the treating psychiatrist (TP) or the distri...

    Daniel Argo, Igor Barash, Gadi Lubin and Moshe Z. Abramowitz

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

    Published on: 26 October 2017

  7. Commentary

    On the implications of desexualizing vaccines against sexually transmitted diseases: reflections from a practicing pediatrician

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination holds great promise for drastically reducing the incidence of HPV-associated cancers of the genital tract, and possibly also certain head and neck cancers. Unfortunately,...

    Amanda F. Dempsey

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:56

    Published on: 13 October 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:30

  8. Commentary

    Workforce planning—going beyond the count

    Every country struggles with how best to meet the demand for health care services with the available resources. This commentary offers a perspective on the Israeli physician workforce and the analyses of Horow...

    Lewis G. Sandy

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

    Published on: 11 October 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

  9. Commentary

    Providers and patients face-to-face: what is the time?

    The frequency of visiting primary care providers and the duration of those visits varies substantially by patient demographics and across different developed countries. The significance of a cumulative measure...

    Andrew D. Racine

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54

    Published on: 10 October 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

  10. Original research article

    The role of the physician in Israel’s maternal child health clinics: surveys of professional and parental perceptions

    Preventative health services are a pediatric health care cornerstone, which strives to promote health and prevent illness and injury. In Israel, Maternal Child Health Clinics (MCHC) provide these well child se...

    Chen Stein-Zamir, Hannah Shoob and Deena R. Zimmerman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:53

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  11. Commentary

    What can ecological studies tell us about death?

    Using an ecological study design, Gordon et al. (Isr J Health Policy Res 6:39, 2017) demonstrate variations in mortality patterns across districts and sub-districts of Israel during 2008–2013.

    Yehuda Neumark

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:52

    Published on: 2 October 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:39

  12. Commentary

    Racial and ethnic disparities in smoking prevalence in Israel and the United States: progress to date and prospects for the future

    An article in this journal in 2016 demonstrated that smoking prevalence among Arab men in Israel is greater than among their Jewish counterparts born in Israel, while the reverse is true among Arab and Jewish ...

    Daniel S. Blumenthal

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:51

    Published on: 2 October 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

  13. Integrative article

    Strategies for patient empowerment through the promotion of medicines in Israel: regulatory framework for the pharmaceutical industry

    The correct and rational use of medications can have a positive direct impact on disease outcomes, as well on the utilization of the health system resources. Unfortunately, 50% of the patients do not take thei...

    Eyal Schwartzberg, Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Itamar Grotto and Eli Marom

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

    Published on: 29 September 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

  14. Integrative article

    Multi-disciplinary patient-centered model for the expedited provision of costly therapies in community settings: the case of new medication for hepatitis C

    In January 2015, the first interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was approved for inclusion in Israel’s national basket of health services. During ...

    Nitzan Avisar, Yael Heller, Clara Weil, Aviva Ben-Baruch, Shani Potesman-Yona, Ran Oren, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev and Nachman Ash

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:46

    Published on: 28 September 2017

  15. Original research article

    Regulating the relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies: a qualitative and descriptive analysis of the impact of Israeli legislation

    The Israeli National Health Insurance Law was amended in 2010 to require the disclosure of payments above 2500 NIS from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to medical personnel and organizations. We examined if the...

    Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and Ariel Yankellevich

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:45

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  16. Commentary

    Towards comprehensive and effective strategies to address sexual health

    Sexual health is an important global public health concern. Planning effective strategies to improve sexual health requires a high degree of attention to the local epidemiological trends and cultural context w...

    Charmaine Gauci and Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

    Published on: 24 August 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

  17. Original research article

    Workplace violence in a tertiary care Israeli hospital - a systematic analysis of the types of violence, the perpetrators and hospital departments

    Worldwide, there is a widespread and disturbing pattern of violence towards healthcare workers. However, violent occurrences in Israeli hospitals have often been unrecognized and underreported. Moreover, most ...

    Sigal Shafran-Tikva, Revital Zelker, Zvi Stern and David Chinitz

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  18. Original research article

    A new marker of primary care utilization - annual accumulated duration of time of visits

    Most of the research on primary care workload has focused on the number of visits or the average duration of visits to a primary care physician (PCP) and their effect on the quality of medical care. However, t...

    Talya A. Nathan, Arnon D. Cohen and Shlomo Vinker

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

    Published on: 10 August 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54

  19. Original research article

    Regional variations in mortality and causes of death in Israel, 2009–2013

    Regional variations in mortality can be used to study and assess differences in disease prevalence and factors leading to disease and mortality from different causes. To enable this comparison, it is important...

    Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron, Miriam Aburbeh, Inbal Weiss Salz, Yael Applbaum and Nehama F. Goldberger

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:39

    Published on: 1 August 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:52

  20. Original research article

    Pharmacovigilance in Israel – tools, processes, and actions

    Due to the limited safety data available at the time that a new medication is first marketed, it is essential to continue the collection and monitoring of safety data about adverse drug reactions (ADRs) during...

    Eyal Schwartzberg, Matitiahu Berkovitch, Dorit Dil Nahlieli, Joseph Nathan and Einat Gorelik

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:29

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  21. Original research article

    The effect of ‘Out of hours surgery Service’ in Israel on hip fracture fixation outcomes: a retrospective analysis

    ‘Out of Hours Surgery Service’ (OHSS) was implemented in Israel, amongst other reasons, in order to reduce the time interval between hospital admission and surgery and consequently improve outcomes. The OHSS i...

    Yaniv Keren, Sybil Sailofsky, Doron Keshet and Michal Barak

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

    Published on: 15 July 2017

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