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  1. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious viral pandemic that has claimed the lives of millions. Personal protective equipment (PPE) may reduce the risk of transmission for health care workers...

    Authors: Tomer Lamhoot, Noa Ben Shoshan, Hagit Eisenberg, Gilad Fainberg, Mansour Mhiliya, Neta Cohen, Orly Bisker-Kassif, Orly Barak, Carolyn Weiniger and Tali Capua

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:41

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. Marked reductions in imaging exams have been documented during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study aimed to examine the effect of the two waves of COVID-19 on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) utilization at the n...

    Authors: Osnat Luxenburg, Mor Saban, Vicki Myers, Sharona Vaknin, Noga Boldor and Rachel Wilf-Miron

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:40

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. Second-grade pupils in Israel have been vaccinated against influenza since the winter of 2016–2017. This study aims to appraise the rate reduction of seasonal influenza vaccine among vaccinated children and th...

    Authors: Noa Shviro Roseman, Natalya Bilenko, Rivka Sheffer and Zohar Mor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:38

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. Clinical pharmacists have advanced training that enables them to manage medication therapy, including prescribing, titrating, and discontinuing medications, in order to achieve therapeutic goals. In some count...

    Authors: Adam J. Rose, Daniel Witt, Carmil Azran and Ran Nissan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:37

    Content type: Integrative article

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  5. During the COVID-19 outbreak, (March 1 - June 15, 2020) citizens expressed sympathy and gratitude towards medical staff through the media, while the entire hospital staff faced the same danger of infection as ...

    Authors: Fuad Basis, Kobi Moskovitz and Shay Tzafrir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:36

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition affecting children worldwide. Rapid cooling remains the most important feature of emergency management. The accepted preferred method of evaporative cooling in the E...

    Authors: Noy Cohen-Ronen, Ayelet Rimon, Neta Cohen and Tali Capua

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:35

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. Telemedicine has become an integral part of health care delivery in recent years. One of the leading applications for this use is WhatsApp — a free smartphone application that allows instant messaging with pi...

    Authors: Edward Barayev, Omri Shental, Dotan Yaari, Elchanan Zloczower, Itai Shemesh, Michael Shapiro, Elon Glassberg and Racheli Magnezi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:34

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. Israel, the UK, the USA, and some other wealthier countries lead in the implementation of COVID-19 vaccine mass vaccination programmes. Evidence from these countries indicates that their ethnic minorities coul...

    Authors: John A. Reid and Mzwandile A. Mabhala

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:33

    Content type: Commentary

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  9. Food allergy can result in life-threatening anaphylaxis and is considered an increasing public health burden. Hospitalized patients are dependent on the hospital menu to meet their nutritional needs; thus, err...

    Authors: Rivki Harari, Orly Toren, Yuval Tal and Tair Ben-Porat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:32

    Content type: Integrative article

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  10. Neuropsychological assessment provides crucial information about cognitive, behavioral, and socioemotional functioning in medical, educational, legal, and social contexts. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, th...

    Authors: Ayala Bloch, Sari Maril and Gitit Kavé

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:31

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. Many in-patients require care from practitioners in various disciplines. Consultations most probably have significant implications for hospitalization outcomes.

    Authors: Amir Jarjou’i, Joseph Mendlovic, Ziv Dadon, Marwan Abu Sneineh, Meir Tabi, George Kalak, Yousef R. Jarallah, Amos M. Yinnon and Gabriel Munter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:19

    Content type: Original research article

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  12. We examined health behaviors and perceptions among medical students and compared them with the results of a previous survey among residents and senior physicians.

    Authors: Rachel Wilf-Miron, Ilya Kagan and Mor Saban

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Gal Schtrechman-Levi, Alexander Ioscovich, Jacob Hart, Jacob Bar, Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Eshel A. Nir and Yehuda Ginosar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:30

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:24

  14. Falls and fear of falling are a major problem for older people and a leading cause of functional decline and institutionalization. There is limited data on the prevalence of falls in a 12-month period among Is...

    Authors: Dvora Frankenthal, Mor Saban, Dolev Karolinsky, Miri Lutski, Shelley Sternberg, Iris Rasooly, Irit Laxer and Inbar Zucker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:29

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. Increased anxiety was frequently reported during the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic. An association between anxiety and increased body weight has been documented. Identifying associations between diet quality a...

    Authors: Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, Daniela Abigail Navarro, Olga Raz and Mona Boaz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:28

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. Suicide rates among Ethiopian immigrants to Israel (EI) are relatively high. This study sought to identify suicide-risk factors in this population in order to suggest some potentially preventive measures to me...

    Authors: Rafael Youngmann, Nelly Zilber, Ziona Haklai and Nehama Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  17. Vaccines for COVID-19 are currently available for the public in Israel. The compliance with vaccination has differed between sectors in Israel and the uptake has been substantially lower in the Arab compared w...

    Authors: Manfred S. Green, Rania Abdullah, Shiraz Vered and Dorit Nitzan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:26

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. Food labeling to encourage healthier food choices may have positive long-term effects. Yet previous studies point to challenges in terms of how consumers understand and use labeling information. The current st...

    Authors: Shosh Shahrabani

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:25

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. We planned an observational study to assess obstetric anesthesia services nationwide. We aimed to assess the effect of the anesthesia workload/workforce ratio on quality and safety outcomes of obstetric anesth...

    Authors: Gal Schtrechman-Levi, Alexander Ioscovich, Jacob Hart, Jacob Bar, Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Eshel A. Nir and Yehuda Ginosar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:24

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:30

  20. The Israeli National Health Insurance Law provides permanent residents with a basket of healthcare services through non-profit public health insurance plans, independently of the individual’s ability to pay. S...

    Authors: Royi Barnea, Adi Niv-Yagoda and Yossi Weiss

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:23

    Content type: Original research article

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  21. Patient centered care requires that health care organizations and health care professionals actively understand what patients value. Fortunately, there are methods for gaining that understanding. But, they nee...

    Authors: Susan Edgman-Levitan and Stephen C. Schoenbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:21

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. 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

  23. 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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  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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

  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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

  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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