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  1. Content type: Perspective

    The Israel Ministry of Health enacted regulations that aim to reduce private expenditure on healthcare services and mitigate social inequality. According to the modified rules, which went into effect in the se...

    Authors: Dana Barequet, Aviad Tur-Sinai and Irit Barequet

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:13

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Observational studies have detected discrepancies between two expert interpreters of imaging and histopathological studies. Furthermore, in a substantial proportion of patients, an independent second opinion d...

    Authors: Jochanan Benbassat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:12

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:67

  3. Content type: Original research article

    Ethnicity may affect graft longevity and recipient mortality after heart transplantation (HTx). We hypothesized that differences in ethnic origin between Arabs and Jews undergoing HTx in Israel may contribute ...

    Authors: Yael Peled, Ron Loewenthal, Yigal Kassif, Eugenia Raichlin, Arwa Younis, Anan Younis, Eyal Nachum, Dov Freimark and Jacob Lavee

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:3

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    Devastation from the tobacco epidemic continues, with strong government tobacco control policy absent in most countries. Knowledge of the full scope of tobacco harm in populations may form the basis for health...

    Authors: Laura J. Rosen, David A. Rier, Robert Schwartz, Michal Talitman and Lior Zwanziger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:10

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  5. Content type: Short communication

    Philip Morris International’s IQOS (“I Quit Ordinary Smoking”) device has increasingly penetrated the global tobacco market. In Israel, among the first countries with IQOS in its market, the IQOS device is sol...

    Authors: Yael Bar-Zeev, Hagai Levine, Gil Rubinstein, Ihab Khateb and Carla J. Berg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:11

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  6. Content type: Integrative article

    The ongoing information revolution has re-configured the policymaking arena for tax-funded health systems in Europe. A combination of constrained public revenues with rapid technological and clinical change ha...

    Authors: Richard B. Saltman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:8

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  7. Content type: Original research article

    Wrist and hand injuries are common and constitute a major economic burden. General injury prevention programs have failed to demonstrate a decrease in injury rates. We hypothesized that there are differences i...

    Authors: Shai Luria, Daniel Talmud, Ido Volk, Meir Liebergall and Ronit Calderon-Margalit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:7

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Individuals with disabilities are entitled to equal access to information and communication technologies (ICT), including the Internet. The study to which this commentary refers has shown that over time (betwe...

    Authors: Shirli Werner and Carmit-Noa Shpigelman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:6

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:66

  9. Content type: Original research article

    Burnout is an occupational disease expressed by loss of mental and physical energy due to prolonged and unsuccessful coping with stressors at work. A prior survey among Israeli pediatricians published in 2006 ...

    Authors: Zachi Grossman, Gabriel Chodick, Talma Kushnir, Herman Avner Cohen, Gil Chapnick and Shai Ashkenazi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:2

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Unintended pregnancy is a major public health problem with known risk factors, however, little is known about the prevalence of variables associated with recurrent unintended pregnancy (RUP) among young, unmar...

    Authors: Misgav Rottenstreich, Hen Y. Sela, Limor Loitner, Noam Smorgick and Zvi Vaknin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:42

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but these can be reduced significantly with population screening using annual fecal occult blood tests (FOBT)A positive FOBT requi...

    Authors: Revital Azulay, Liora Valinsky, Fabienne Hershkowitz and Racheli Magnezi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:74

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Professional skills and academic records of the highest degree are essential requirements for the chairmanship of internal medicine departments. Whether the new generation and future successors of Israeli chai...

    Authors: Dana Zelnik Yovel, Orna Tal, Dror Dicker, Avishay Elis and Micha Rapoport

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:73

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    Passive immunization against RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is given in most western countries (including Israel) to infants of high risk groups such as premature babies, and infants with Congenital Heart D...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg, Eli Somekh and Yechiel Schlesinger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:63

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    Physiotherapy has a vital role in helping patients manage and overcome musculoskeletal pain. Healthcare providers’ beliefs about pain are associated with the beliefs of their patients. This study evaluated the...

    Authors: Shmuel Springer, Hadas Gleicher and Hila Hababou

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:67

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  15. Content type: Editorial

    The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) was launched in 2012, with a mission that included fostering intensive intellectual interactions among health policy scholars in Israel and abroad. Now, as ...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:72

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    Epidemiological studies have shown deterioration in dental health accompanying the ageing process. Tooth loss increases with age. Chewing ability is closely correlated with number of natural teeth present: the...

    Authors: L. Natapov, D. Kushnir, R. Goldsmith, R. Dichtiar and S. P. Zusman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:58

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  17. Content type: Integrative article

    The community pharmacy setting is a venue that is readily accessible to the public. In addition, it is staffed by a pharmacist, who is a healthcare provider, trained and capable of delivering comprehensive pha...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Joseph P. Nathan, Sivan Avron and Eli Marom

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:59

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    Under structural conditions of non-governability, most players in the policy arena in Israel turn to two main channels that have proven effective in promoting the policies they seek: the submission of petition...

    Authors: Daniel Sperling and Nissim Cohen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:71

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Ethnic-based separation in public hospitals in Israel is a sensitive issue that was recently brought forward by the media and was recently discussed in the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research.

    Authors: Jonathan Halevy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:70

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:44

  20. Content type: Original research article

    In 2011 the Israeli Ministry of Health (MOH) instructed hospitals to limit occupancy in the internal medicine wards to 120%, which was followed by a nationwide reduction in hospitalization rates. We examined h...

    Authors: Sharon A. Greenberg, Pinchas Halpern, Tomer Ziv-Baran and Ronni Gamzu

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:69

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    The global obesity pandemic has public advocates and policymakers grappling with the question of how best to respond. Among the various policy options, unhealthy food and beverage taxes have gained attention a...

    Authors: Selvi Rajagopal, Anne Barnhill and Joshua M. Sharfstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:68

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:43

  22. Content type: Original research article

    Cultural competence (CC) in health systems is the ability to provide care to patients with different values, beliefs and behaviors, and to match the care to their social, cultural and linguistic needs. In 2011...

    Authors: Michal Schuster, Irit Elroy and Bruce Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:61

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    Segregation within the healthcare system is commonly associated with disparities in the utilization of health services and in the outcomes of medical care. In Israel, the Jewish majority and the Arab minority ...

    Authors: Yael Keshet and Ariela Popper-Giveon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:44

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:70

  24. Content type: Original research article

    The current research focuses on trends of Internet adoption and digital uses among people with disabilities over a thirteen-year period.

    Authors: Sabina Lissitsa and Galit Madar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:66

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:6

  25. Content type: Commentary

    Hagit Bonny-Noach notes the challenging history of illicit substance use among Israeli backpackers. Few Israeli practices are more normative than the backpacking-trip as a rite of passage. Unsurprisingly, back...

    Authors: Harold A. Pollack

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:65

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:23

  26. Content type: Original research article

    The study documents a direct relationship between individuals’ health and patterns of healthcare expenditure by isolating single-person households and creating a new reference group in which household healthca...

    Authors: Aviad Tur-Sinai, Racheli Magnezi and Haya Grinvald-Fogel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:48

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    Chronic conditions and health inequalities are increasing worldwide. Against this backdrop, several countries, including Israel, have expanded the roles of nurses as one measure to strengthen the primary care ...

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier, Hannah Budde and James Buchan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:64

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:69

  28. Content type: Commentary

    There is keen interest in many jurisdictions in finding ways to improve the way that research evidence informs policy. One possible mechanism for this is to embed academics within government agencies either as...

    Authors: Joshua J. Robinson, Nicholas Mays and Alec Fraser

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:60

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:35

  29. Content type: Commentary

    Interactions between government and academia can be an important support to effective policy and they can also ground researchers’ methods and perspectives more strongly in the realities of policy-making and p...

    Authors: Adalsteinn Brown, Greg Marchildon, Stephen Bornstein and Moriah Ellen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:55

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:35

  30. Content type: Commentary

    The emerging science in early childhood development challenges past paradigms of health care. There is consideration within the profession of paediatrics, and health care more broadly, of how to make systems o...

    Authors: Moira Inkelas and Frank Oberklaid

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:62

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:53

  31. Content type: Original research article

    Previous studies have shown that, in a variety of health care settings, patients often do not understand what health care professionals tell them about their diagnoses and care plans; this is particularly true...

    Authors: Shachaf Shiber, Rona Zuker-Herman, Michael J. Drescher and Marek Glezerman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:50

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:56

  32. Content type: Commentary

    Patient understanding of health care recommendations provided by health care professionals is essential to enabling active and informed patient participation in care. Unfortunately, evidence suggests that pati...

    Authors: Gary L. Kreps

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:56

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:50

  33. Content type: Commentary

    Primary care is a crucial part of a functional health care system, though in many parts of the world there are current or projected gaps in the primary care physician workforce. The academic family medicine or...

    Authors: Amanda Weidner and Ardis Davis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:57

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:28

  34. Content type: Original research article

    There are distinctive potential barriers to optimal health care in Judea and Samaria because of access and satisfaction levels, including obstacles such as its isolation and health care capacity. However, ther...

    Authors: Ephraim Shapiro, Avi Zigdon and Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:31

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  35. Content type: Original research article

    Food supply to poor populations is a big challenge, particularly in periods of economic stress and in an era of chronic diseases epidemics. In Israel more than 4000 poor families are currently receiving food s...

    Authors: M. Endeweld, R. Goldsmith and R. Endevelt

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:54

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    Epidemiological studies show disparities in the provision of physical health-care for people with severe mental illness. This observation includes countries with universal health insurance. However, there is l...

    Authors: Maya Lavie-Ajayi, Galia S. Moran, Itzhak Levav, Rotem Porat, Tal Reches, Margalit Goldfracht and Gilad Gal

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:49

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  37. Content type: Commentary

    Family Medicine (FM) is the care of unselected patients with undifferentiated problems in the settings where people need care in our communities. It is intellectually challenging, providing breadth and depth u...

    Authors: Amnon Lahad, Andrew Bazemore, Davorina Petek, William R. Phillips and Dan Merenstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:52

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:1

  38. Content type: Commentary

    Specialist antenatal clinics are increasingly being used to enable anaesthetists to evaluate pregnant women with co-morbidities and those at high risk of obstetric complications. In this journal a team from Is...

    Authors: Felicity Plaat and Catherine Harris

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:53

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:16

  39. Content type: Commentary

    The occupational health and safety of direct care workers in the home health setting has been the focal point of a somewhat scarce, though highly important, body of research. Although the demand for home care ...

    Authors: Miriam Ryvicker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:51

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:32

  40. Content type: Commentary

    The ongoing rise of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) poses a global public health challenge and the risk of acquiring one of these infections depends upon sexual practices, the number of sexual encounter...

    Authors: Anatole S. Menon-Johansson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:47

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:19

  41. Content type: Commentary

    Rachel Podell and her colleagues at the National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare in Israel have provided a clear and engaging description of thequality of primary care provided to the el...

    Authors: Richard H. Glazier

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:46

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:21

  42. Content type: Original research article

    Hip fractures increase the risks of mortality and major morbidity in the elderly. Hip fractures are associated with chronic pain, reduced mobility, disability and increasing dependence. We evaluated the direct...

    Authors: Royi Barnea, Yossi Weiss, Ifat Abadi-Korek and Joshua Shemer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:38

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  43. Content type: Commentary

    The Israeli organ donor law was established in 2008. In the ensuing 10 years there have been some improvements in deceased donation and living donor rates and a reduction in the unethical practice of transplan...

    Authors: Jeffrey Zaltzman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:45

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:11

  44. Content type: Original research article

    Fiscal policies to fight obesity such as taxation of unhealthy foods or sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) have gained considerable attention in recent years. Many studies modelling the impact of various magnitu...

    Authors: Orly Tamir, Tamar Cohen-Yogev, Sharon Furman-Assaf and Ronit Endevelt

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:43

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:68

  45. Content type: Commentary

    The issue of how primary care clinicians manage unaccompanied minors is not well studied. This month’s article “Treatment of unaccompanied minors in primary care clinics- Caregivers practice and knowledge” beg...

    Authors: Kelly Orringer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:41

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:29

  46. Content type: Commentary

    To control and prevent outbreaks, public health programs in all countries, regardless of tuberculosis (TB) incidence, must maintain the capacity to perform core control and prevention activities. These include...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Wortham

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:40

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:36

  47. Content type: Commentary

    Violence in healthcare settings is a global problem and violent acts are more likely to occur in emergency departments (EDs). Significant barriers to reporting workplace violence persist among healthcare worke...

    Authors: Beth A. Lown and Gary S. Setnik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:39

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:6

  48. Content type: Original research article

    Israel has absorbed > 60,000 migrant from the horn of Africa (MHOA) since 2006. No cross-transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from MOHA to Israeli citizens has yet been reported. This study describes the re...

    Authors: Z. Mor, N. Nuss, M. Savion, I. Nissan, M. Lidji, S. Maneshcu, H. Kaidar-Shwartz, Z. Amitai, E. Rorman and R. Sheffer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:36

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:40