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  1. Long waiting times (WT) for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are a challenge in many countries and demand is forecast to increase with ageing populations. Since MRI is essential for diagnosis in numerous medic...

    Authors: Noga Boldor, Sharona Vaknin, Vicki Myers, Nina Hakak, Michel Somekh, Rachel Wilf-Miron and Osnat Luxenburg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:57

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. Developmental-behavioral issues are among the most frequent and disabling conditions of children and adolescents seen in ambulatory settings. Guidelines of the Israeli Pediatric Association and the Israeli Soc...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Davidovitch Michael, Yael Ashkenazi and Zachi Grossman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:56

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. There is an increasing prevalence of developmental difficulties among Israeli children. We aimed to assess whether pediatricians are equipped to diagnose and manage them.

    Authors: Itay Tokatly Latzer, Zachi Grossman, Nimrod Sachs, Orr Yahal, Daniel Even-Zohar, Lior Carmon, Hadar Flor-Hirsch, Amit Ringel, Christopher Fady Farah, Moran Avni-Maskit and Yael Leitner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:45

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. Following other countries, Israel passed the Vaccine Injury Compensation Law in 1989, which provides for compensation to vaccine recipients who had suffered injuries without proving negligence. In 2021, after ...

    Authors: Shelly Kamin-Friedman and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:54

    Content type: Integrative article

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  5. Reimbursement for cardiac surgical procedures in Israel is uniform and does not account for diversity in costs of various procedures or for diversity in patient mix. In an era of new and costly technology coup...

    Authors: J. Mendlovic, O. Merin, D. Fink, R. Tauber, E. Jacobzon, S. Tager, F. B. Mimouni and S. Silberman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:53

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. This study aimed at exploring the relationships between physical activity, weight control, and psycho-social aspects of the COVID-19 lockdown, which have characterized the Israeli population’s behavior during ...

    Authors: Sima Zach, Javier Fernandez-Rio, Aviva Zeev, Miki Ophir and Sigal Eilat-Adar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:52

    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 10:55

  7. Body-art, including tattoos and piercings, is steadily increasing world-wide but with relatively limited reporting of adverse outcomes. The objective of the present study was to identify correlates that would ...

    Authors: Liat Korn, Hagit Bonny-Noach, Gideon Koren and Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:39

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. Child injury is a global public health problem. Children spend 25–50% of their daytime in school and risks of school accidents are high. The purpose of this study is to perform a comprehensive analysis of game...

    Authors: Eli Jaffe, Anna Khalemsky and Michael Khalemsky

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:51

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. Continuity of care by the same personal physician is a key factor in an effective and efficient health care system. Studies that support the association between high adherence and better outcomes were done in ...

    Authors: A. Golan-Cohen, G. Blumberg, E. Merzon, E. Kitai, Y. Fogelman, A. Shipotovsky and S. Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:50

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Vaccines have contributed to substantial reductions of morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases, mainly in children. However, vaccine hesitancy was listed by the World Health Organization (WHO...

    Authors: Shirly Bar-Lev, Shahar Reichman and Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:49

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. Among the challenges presented by the SARS-CoV2 pandemic are those related to balancing societal priorities with averting threats to population health. In this exceptional context a group of Israeli physicians...

    Authors: Ora Paltiel, Hagit Hochner, David Chinitz, A. Mark Clarfield, Alex Gileles-Hillel, Amnon Lahad, Orly Manor, Ran Nir-Paz, Ari Paltiel, Chen Stein-Zamir, Ekaterina Yazhemsky and Ronit Calderon-Margalit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:48

    Content type: Perspective

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  12. Many studies have shown significant gaps in mortality, and cause specific mortality by educational status. This study investigated these measures in Israel by educational and ethnic status in recent decades.

    Authors: Nehama Frimit Goldberger and Ziona Haklai

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:47

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. Only several empirical studies have examined substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic in general populations. Most of these studies compared self-reported substances use before the pandemic and during the pa...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach, Keren Cohen-Louck and Inna Levy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:46

    Content type: Short communication

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  14. In January 2020, Israel launched a reform mandating Front-of-Package (FOP) labeling on food products. The current study examined the factors affecting consumers’ decision-making regarding the use of FOP labels...

    Authors: Shosh Shahrabani

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:44

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. As of March 31, 2021, Israel had administered 116 doses of vaccine for COVID-19 per 100 population (of any age) – far more than any other OECD country. It was also ahead of other OECD countries in terms of the...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen, Ruth Waitzberg, Avi Israeli, Michael Hartal and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:43

    Content type: Integrative article

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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

  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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

  38. 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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  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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

  46. 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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