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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. There is a stark disparity between the number of patients awaiting deceased-donor organ transplants and the rate at which organs become available. Though organs for transplantation are assumed to be a communit...

    Authors: Amir Elalouf, Joseph S. Pliskin and Tehila Kogut

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:25

    Content type: Original research article

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  31. 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

  32. Illicit performance-enhancing substances are used mostly by athletes to enhance performance in sports, and by bodybuilders to gain muscle and body mass. Among performance-enhancing substances, the most common ...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach, Ronny Berkovitz and Barak Shapira

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:14

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. Elderly bedridden patients with dementia (EBRPD) are a growing segment of the population. We aimed to describe acute care hospitalization of EBRPD in internal medicine wards: the prevalence of EBRPD, their imp...

    Authors: Inbal Weiss Salz, Yehuda Carmeli, Avi Levin, Noga Fallach, Tali Braun and Sharon Amit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:21

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. Iodine is an essential micronutrient for thyroid gland function. Iodine deficiency disorders are a spectrum of conditions affecting the fetus, child, adolescent and adult. Iodine requirements are increased in ...

    Authors: John H. Lazarus

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:20

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:9

  35. Uncertainty about intended and possible unintended side effects makes it important to evaluate changes following health policy decisions. A recent IJHPR article by Greenberg et al. evaluated changes in emergen...

    Authors: Ulrike Nimptsch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:19

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:69

  36. Emergency department (ED) crowding is an international phenomenon dependent on input, throughput, and output factors. This study aims to determine whether patterns of potentially unnecessary referrals from eit...

    Authors: Roee Gorodetzer, Evan Avraham Alpert, Zvika Orr, Shifra Unger and Todd Zalut

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:18

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. Road traffic accidents (RTA) are not equally distributed between ethnic groups, disproportionately affecting minorities. In Israel, Arabs are at higher risk of involvement in RTA relative to their proportion i...

    Authors: Abebe Tiruneh, Maya Siman-Tov, Irina Radomislensky and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:17

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. In 2015, mental health services were added to the Israeli National Health Insurance package of services. As such, these services are financed by the budget which is allocated to the Health Plans according to a...

    Authors: Yoav Kohn and Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:16

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. Iodine is an essential nutrient for human health throughout the life cycle, especially during early stages of intrauterine life and infancy, to ensure adequate neurocognitive development. The growing global re...

    Authors: Shani R. Rosen, Yaniv S. Ovadia, Eyal Y. Anteby, Shlomo Fytlovich, Dorit Aharoni, Doron Zamir, Dov Gefel and Simon Shenhav

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

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:20

  40. A key component of the quality of health care is patient satisfaction, particularly in regard to Primary Care Physician (PCP), which represents the first contact with health care services. Patient satisfaction...

    Authors: Samah Hayek, Shany Derhy, Mathew Lee Smith, Samuel D. Towne Jr and Shira Zelber-Sagi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. Interprofessional (IP) practice and education are important when seeking to respond to the growing demand for primary and preventive care services. Multiple professions with synergistic expertise are needed to...

    Authors: Terri Fowler, David Garr, Natalie Di Pietro Mager and Joan Stanley

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:12

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:50

  42. A recurring problem in medical institutions is patients not always receiving food meeting their nutritional and medical needs. A proposed contributing factor is non- inclusion of dietitians in food service sta...

    Authors: Orit Yona, Rebecca Goldsmith and Ronit Endevelt

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:5

    Content type: Original research article

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  43. Socioeconomic status (SES) is a major determinant of diverse health outcomes, among these are self-rated-health and mental health. Yet the mechanisms underlying the SES—health relation are not fully explored. ...

    Authors: Netta Achdut and Orly Sarid

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:4

    Content type: Original research article

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