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  1. In a recent issue of this Journal, Politzer, Shmueli, and Avni estimate the economic costs of health disparities due to socioeconomic status (SES) in Israel (Politzer et al., Isr J Health Policy Res 8: 46, 2019)....

    Authors: J. Travis Donahoe and Thomas G. McGuire

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:68

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. The Israeli health system is facing high workloads with average occupancy in certain hospital wards of around 100%. Since there is a shortage of hospitalization beds in institutions for continuous, long-term c...

    Authors: Gidon Berger, Danny Epstein, Meital Rozen, Avigdor Miskin, Michael Halberthal and Michal Mekel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:66

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has reached pandemic proportions. Although the virus can cause disease in anyone, it is particularly dangerous for those with various “co-morbidities” such...

    Authors: A. Mark Clarfield and Alan Jotkowitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:64

    Content type: Perspective

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  4. Despite relatively high rates of Postpartum Depression (PPD), little is known about the granting of social security benefits to women who are disabled as a result of PPD or of other postpartum mood and anxiety...

    Authors: Bella Savitsky, Irina Radomislensky, Zhanna Frid, Natalia Gitelson, Saralee Glasser and Tova Hendel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:63

    Content type: Original research article

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  5. The quality of healthcare in Israel is considered “high”, and this achievement is due to the structure and organization of the healthcare system. The goal of the present review is to describe the major achieve...

    Authors: Dalia Dreiher, Olga Blagorazumnaya, Ran Balicer and Jacob Dreiher

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:62

    Content type: Perspective

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  6. Israel hosts nearly 70,000 migrant careworkers. Migrant careworkers work and live with populations extremely vulnerable to the novel Coronavirus, including the elderly and people with pre-existing physical con...

    Authors: Jordan Hannink Attal, Ido Lurie and Yehuda Neumark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:61

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. This retrospective study compared perioperative measures, costs, quality of life and survival after open vs. robotic surgery, among obese women diagnosed with low-grade endometrial cancer.

    Authors: Adi Sofer, Racheli Magnezi, Ram Eitan, Oded Raban, Orna Tal, Noam Smorgic and Zvi Vaknin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:60

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. Israel ranks very high globally in performing bariatric surgery (BS) per capita. In the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic the bariatric surgeons’ community faced many concerns and challenges, especially in ...

    Authors: Nahum Beglaibter, Orly Zelekha, Lital Keinan-Boker, Nasser Sakran and Ahmad Mahajna

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:59

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. The heavy reliance on remote patient care (RPC) during the COVID-19 health crisis may have expedited the emergence of digital health tools that can contribute to safely and effectively moving the locus of care...

    Authors: Shirly Bar-Lev and Dizza Beimel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:58

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. End-of-life decisions are highly complex socio-normative and ethical phenomena. The goal of this study was to provide an assessment of public opinions in Israel concerning aspects of end-of-life decisions.

    Authors: Moran Bodas, Baruch Velan, Giora Kaplan, Arnona Ziv, Carmit Rubin and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:57

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. Obesity is a highly prevalent, complex, and chronic relapsing disease with a considerable unmet medical need. We aimed to identify perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers to effective obesity treatment...

    Authors: Dror Dicker, Batya Kornboim, Rakefet Bachrach, Naim Shehadeh, Shani Potesman-Yona and Gabriella Segal-Lieberman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:56

    Content type: Original research article

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  12. The Hadassah Medical Organization operates two hospitals in Jerusalem. During the COVID-19 pandemic it made an administrative decision to operate one hospital as a COVID-19 treatment hospital (CTH) and to have...

    Authors: Yael Milgrom, Yuval Tal and Aharon S. Finestone

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:55

    Content type: Short communication

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  13. The outbreak of a new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses dramatic challenges to public health authorities worldwide. One measure put in place to contain the spread of the disease is self-quarantine of indivi...

    Authors: Moran Bodas and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:54

    Content type: Original research article

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  14. Facing the global health crisis of COVID-19, health systems are increasingly supporting the use of telemedicine in ambulatory care settings. It is not clear whether the increased use of telemedicine will persi...

    Authors: Zachi Grossman, Gabriel Chodick, Stephen M. Reingold, Gil Chapnick and Shai Ashkenazi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:53

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. The shift from inpatient care to community patient care has had an essential impact on the nursing profession. Despite the growing demand for community nurses in many countries, their number remains relatively...

    Authors: Yael Sela-Vilensky, Keren Grinberg and Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:44

    Content type: Integrative article

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  16. This study focuses on sexual orientation and gender-based differences among Israeli young adult substance use behaviors. In addition, it evaluates young adult perception of substance use and acceptance of subs...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach and Mally Shechory-Bitton

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:52

    Content type: Original research article

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  17. Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD) constitute a worldwide public health crisis. In light of the AD/ADRD epidemic now existing within the global COVID-19 pandemic, the need ...

    Authors: Jill Harrison, Vincent Mor, Susan Mitchell and Ellen P. McCarthy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:50

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. In this commentary to the paper “Ensuring HIV care to undocumented migrants in Israel: a public-private partnership case study” by Chemtob et al. we discuss the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a ...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Dani Filc and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:48

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:80

  19. Over the past decade, hospitals in many countries, including Israel, have undergone an accreditation process aimed at improving the quality of services provided. This process also refers to the protection and ...

    Authors: Daniel Sperling and Rina B. Pikkel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:47

    Content type: Original research article

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  20. The current study examines self-reported professional practices and attitudes of Israeli neuropsychologists, in an attempt to understand how they contribute to funding of neuropsychological assessment (NPA) th...

    Authors: Gitit Kavé, Ayala Bloch, Adi Shabi and Sari Maril

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:46

    Content type: Original research article

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  21. Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments that arises from long length-of-stay is an unfortunate common occurrence. While some factors affecting length-of-stay are well known, there may be additional fact...

    Authors: Guy Wachtel and Amir Elalouf

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:37

    Content type: Original research article

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  22. There is a lack of evidence on caries prevalence among 18 years old Israeli young adults with only a scarce evidence regarding this index age group. In the last few years dental care policy in Israel underwent...

    Authors: Nirit Yavnai, Sigal Mazor, Yuval Vered, Idan Shavit and Avraham Zini

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:45

    Content type: Short communication

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  23. Using Online Health Services (OHS) could benefit older adults greatly and could also reduce the burden on the health system. Yet invisible obstacles or barriers appear to impede mass adoption of these services...

    Authors: Y. Mizrachi, S. Shahrabani, M. Nachmani and A. Hornik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:42

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. Despite Israel’s universal health coverage, disparities in health services provision may still exist. We aimed to assess socioeconomic disparities in diabetes prevalence and quality of care among Israeli child...

    Authors: Yiska Loewenberg Weisband, Michal Krieger, Ronit Calderon-Margalit and Orly Manor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:41

    Content type: Original research article

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  25. Return visits to the emergency department are viewed as a quality measure of patient management. Avoiding unnecessary admissions to the ward can potentially cause an increase in return visits, thus effecting q...

    Authors: Amit Keret, Yakir Shir, Shepard Schwartz, Elihay Berliner, Mattityahu Erlichman and Giora Weiser

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:40

    Content type: Original research article

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  26. Patient-centered care is particularly important for patients undergoing fertility treatment because of their emotional involvement and their constant contact with providers. To the best of our knowledge, to da...

    Authors: Tamar R. Medina-Artom and Eli Y. Adashi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:39

    Content type: Original research article

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  27. Background: In TB low incidence countries, the outcome of TB treatment among non-citizen migrants from endemic countries affects ability to eliminate TB. This study compares TB treatment outcomes among non-citize...

    Authors: D. Chemtob and E. Ogum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:29

    Content type: Original research article

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  28. Elderly patients admitted because of acute cholecystitis are usually not operated during their initial admission and receive conservative treatment. To help formulate a new admission policy regarding elderly p...

    Authors: Itamar Feldman, Lena Feldman, Dvorah S. Shapiro, Gabriel Munter, Amos M. Yinnon and Reuven Friedman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:23

    Content type: Original research article

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  29. The Israeli public health system has seen a steady decline in public trust and confidence, which has resulted in an increased rate of individuals holding private and commercial health insurance policies that a...

    Authors: Adi Niv-Yagoda

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:38

    Content type: Original research article

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  30. Hearing parents tend to have a strong preference for their deaf and hard-of-hearing children to acquire adequate speech, as opposed to use of sign language. Research reports the contribution of many variables ...

    Authors: Ester Goldblat, Dori Rivkin and Viacheslav Konstantinov

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:36

    Content type: Original research article

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  31. The growing prevalence of obesity and its complications pose a huge burden on the individual and health care systems worldwide. This study presents the frequency of multiple prevalent co-morbidities and estima...

    Authors: Orna Reges, Morton Leibowitz, Avital Hirsch, Dror Dicker, Nick Finer, Christiane Lundegaard Haase, Altynai Satylganova, Maya Leventer-Roberts and Becca Feldman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:32

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. Until 1960, hundreds of thousands of children worldwide had been treated for scalp ringworm by epilation via irradiation. The discovery of late health effects in adulthood prompted investigation of the medical...

    Authors: Liat Hoffer, Shifra Shvarts and Dorit Segal-Engelchin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:34

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. The issue of patient–physician relationships in general, and particularly the trust of patients in their primary care physician has gained much interest in academia and with practitioners in recent years. Most...

    Authors: Ron Berger, Ben Bulmash, Netanel Drori, Ofir Ben-Assuli and Ram Herstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:33

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. Different forms of public/private mix have become a central mode of the privatization of healthcare, in both financing and provision. The present article compares the processes of these public/private amalgams...

    Authors: Dani Filc, Alon Rasooly and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:31

    Content type: Integrative article

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  35. Socioeconomic differences in oral health and dental care utilization are a persistent problem in many high-income countries. We evaluated demographic, geographic and socioeconomic factors associated with dispa...

    Authors: Liat Orenstein, Angela Chetrit, Bernice Oberman, Michal Benderly and Ofra Kalter-Leibovici

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:30

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. Primary care physicians (PCPs) play a pivotal role in the management of illnesses of the digestive tract. The study aim was to assess the adherence of PCPs to the guidelines on the management of Helicobacter pylo...

    Authors: Wasef Na’amnih, Amir Ben Tov, Amna Bdair-Amsha, Shlomi Cohen, Judith Tsamir, Gabriel Chodick and Khitam Muhsen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:28

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. Disordered eating (DE), defined as unhealthy eating attitudes and behaviors, is considered a major public health problem among adolescents. Nevertheless, rates of DE among Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel...

    Authors: Roni Elran-Barak, Michal Bromberg, Tal Shimony, Rita Dichtiar, Nisim Mery, Lesley Nitsan and Lital Keinan-Boker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. Early professional care in emergencies is beneficial in general and its utility has been proven in many studies, particularly in regard to out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest. A person in distress can expec...

    Authors: Michael Khalemsky, David G. Schwartz, Raphael Herbst and Eli Jaffe

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:11

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. Studies of emergency department (ED) visits for non-traumatic dental conditions (NTDCs) have been carried out in the USA and Canada. In Israel, there is a shortage of such studies. In the current retrospective...

    Authors: Leon Bilder, Jacob Horwitz, Hadar Zigdon-Giladi and Zvi Gutmacher

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:26

    Content type: Original research article

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  40. After decades of constant increase in HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM), a gradual decrease has been reported in recent years. Timely detection of HIV leads to early treatment and behavioral ...

    Authors: Dor Atias, Hagai Levine, Hila Elinav, Michele Haouzi-Bashan, Yotam Lior and Zohar Mor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:10

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. Continuity of care between the community and hospital is considered of prime importance for quality of care and patient satisfaction, and for trust in the medical system. In a unique model of continuity of car...

    Authors: Moshe Y. Flugelman, Ronen Jaffe, Gil Luria and Dana Yagil

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:7

    Content type: Original research article

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  42. The impact of oral health inequalities on one’s ability to maintain good oral health is cumulative throughout life and accentuated in older age groups. While studies on factors influencing the decisions made b...

    Authors: Elaine O. C. Cardoso and Howard C. Tenenbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:24

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:43