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  1. 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

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    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

  3. 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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  4. 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

  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Content type: Commentary

    Gender preference among patients seeking medical care is an issue that is not well understood. It warrants exploration, particularly for patients undergoing sensitive physical exams. In a recent IJHPR article,...

    Authors: Tulin D. Cil and Alexandra M. Easson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:37

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:35

  11. Content type: Original research article

    Commercial sex shares a role in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) transmission. Men who pay for sex (MPS) may transmit HIV/STI to other populations which are low-risk. This study aimed to test our ...

    Authors: Rivka Rich, Alex Leventhal, Rivka Sheffer and Zohar Mor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:19

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:47

  12. Content type: Original research article

    Postpartum suicidality, a result of extreme distress or depression, is a tragedy for the woman, infant, and family. Screening for postpartum depression (PPD) is mandatory in Israel, including a question on sui...

    Authors: Saralee Glasser, Daphna Levinson, Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Tali Braun, Ziona Haklai and Nehama Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:34

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) increases the risk of heart and respiratory disease, cancer, and premature mortality in non-smoking individuals. Results from the first Israel Biomonitoring Study ...

    Authors: Tamar Berman, Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Nisim Mery, Lital Keinan-Boker, Tal Shimony, Rebecca Goldsmith, Thomas Göen, Haim Geva and Laura Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:33

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    Home care workers work in an isolated environment, with limited supervision and guidance which makes them more prone to abuse and exploitation. While past research focused mostly on the well-being of care reci...

    Authors: Ohad Green and Liat Ayalon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:32

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    A Letter has been published.

  15. Content type: Commentary

    In a recent IJHPR article, Dankner et al. describe a reform in one longitudinal strand within Basic Medical Education i.e.“ public health and preventive medicine curriculum” using a Competency Based Medical Ed...

    Authors: Shmuel Reis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:30

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:13

  16. Content type: Original research article

    In view of increasing global and local trends in population ageing and the high healthcare utilization rates among the elderly, this study assesses the quality of primary care provided to the elderly populatio...

    Authors: Rachel Podell, Vered Kaufman Shriqui, Yael Wolff Sagy, Orly Manor and Arie Ben-Yehuda

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:21

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:46

  17. Content type: Original research article

    By law, the provision of medical treatment to minors in the State of Israel is conditional upon the consent of their parents. In 2004, the Head of the Medical Administration Unit in the Ministry of Health issu...

    Authors: Maya Peled-Raz, Michal Perl and Manfred S. Green

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:29

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:41

  18. Content type: Original research article

    The greatest challenges facing healthcare systems include ensuring a sufficient supply of primary care physicians and physicians willing to work in rural or peripheral areas. Especially challenging is enticing...

    Authors: Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Alexander Avidan, Uriel Elchalal and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:28

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Frailty is associated with poorer quality of life and higher healthcare utilization and spending. Despite its importance, no clear consensus exists on the definition of frailty. The recent IJHPR article by Buc...

    Authors: Shannon Wu and Bruce Leff

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:27

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:18

  20. Content type: Commentary

    The complex nature of studying health and healthcare disparities in general, and in the context of the Israeli healthcare system in particular, is depicted in two recent IJHPR articles. The first examines Emer...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:60

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:47

  21. Content type: Commentary

    Nissanholtz-Gannot and Yenkellevich (NGY) explore the impact of a 2010 amendment to the Israeli National Health Insurance Law that requires annual reporting of payments from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to d...

    Authors: Ronen Avraham and Charles Silver

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:25

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:45

  22. Content type: Original research article

    The need for dental treatments, especially those related to dental caries, may be associated with and influenced by a wide range of demographic variables. The aim of this study was to describe caries related t...

    Authors: Dan Henry Levy, Alon Livny, Harold Sgan-Cohen and Nirit Yavnai

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:24

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    In Israel, as in other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, performance measurement is a key public health strategy in monitoring and improving population health outcomes. The Isra...

    Authors: Leonard M. Pogach and David C. Aron

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:22

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:10

  24. Content type: Original research article

    Israeli medical school classes include a number of student subgroups. Therefore, interventions aimed at recruiting medical students to the various specialties should to be tailored to each subgroup.

    Authors: Alexander Avidan, Charles Weissman, Uriel Elchalal, Howard Tandeter and Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:20

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  25. Content type: Original research article

    Increasing longevity presents new social and medical challenges in developed countries. The prevalence of frailty is of interest because of its association with health prognosis and outcomes, but so far there ...

    Authors: Assaf Buch, Lital Keinan-Boker, Yitshal Berner, Eli Carmeli, Rebecca Goldsmith and Naftali Stern

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:18

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:27

  26. Content type: Original research article

    Critically-injured children are frequently treated by providers who lack specialty pediatric training in facilities that have not been modified for the care of children. We set out to understand the attitudes ...

    Authors: Raya Madar, Bruria Adini, David Greenberg, Yehezkel Waisman and Avishay Goldberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:12

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  27. Content type: Original research article

    Care of pregnant women with concurrent medical conditions can be optimized by multidisciplinary antenatal management. In the current study we describe women with concurrent medical conditions who attended our ...

    Authors: Carolyn F. Weiniger, Sharon Einav, Uriel Elchalal, Vladislav Ozerski, Daniel Shatalin, Alexander Ioscovich and Yehuda Ginosar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:16

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    A Letter has been published.

  28. Content type: Integrative article

    In 2008, responding to a widening gap between need and availability of transplant organs, Israel’s Ministry of Health adopted a program of incentivized cadaveric organ donation. The Organ Transplant Law reward...

    Authors: Corinne Berzon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:11

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:45

  29. Content type: Commentary

    A recent study of patient violence toward hospital physicians and nurses offers a welcome perspective in its classifying of aggressive behaviors as workplace violence. While patients and families are widely re...

    Authors: Sharone Bar-David

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:15

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

  30. Content type: Integrative article

    Health disparities are a persistent problem in many high-income countries. Health policymakers recognize the need to develop systematic methods for documenting and tracking these disparities in order to reduce...

    Authors: Kathleen Abu-Saad, Shlomit Avni and Ofra Kalter-Leibovici

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:14

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  31. Content type: Integrative article

    There is increasing agreement among medical educators regarding the importance of improving the integration between public health and clinical education, understanding and implementation of epidemiological met...

    Authors: Rachel Dankner, Uri Gabbay, Leonard Leibovici, Maya Sadeh and Siegal Sadetzki

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:13

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:30

  32. Content type: Original research article

    In Israel, there is a shortage of family medicine (FM) specialists that is occasioned by a shortage of students pursuing a FM career.

    Authors: Sody Naimer, Yan Press, Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Yoram G. Weiss and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:1

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  33. Content type: Original research article

    Israel is one of the few countries that have a national program for quality assessment of community healthcare. We aimed to evaluate whether improved performance in diabetes care was associated with improved h...

    Authors: Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Michal Cohen-Dadi, Dana Opas, Dena H. Jaffe, Jacob Levine, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel and Orly Manor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:10

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:22

  34. Content type: Commentary

    Telecare is increasingly recognized as an essential tool for a contemporary twenty-first century health care system even though the evidence is still emerging on its effectiveness. The need to find delivery mo...

    Authors: Karen B. DeSalvo and Christine Petrin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

  35. Content type: Commentary

    Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions save lives and improve health; however, unnecessary transfusion practice exposes patients to immediate and long-term negative consequences. Indirect consequences of unnecessar...

    Authors: Shoshana Revel-Vilk and Mira Naamad

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:8

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:49

  36. Content type: Commentary

    International comparisons of health systems are frequently used to inform national health policy debates. These comparisons can be used to gauge areas of strength and weakness in a health system, and to find p...

    Authors: Peter S. Hussey and Maria O. Edelen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:5

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:2

  37. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary on the paper by Gottlieb et al. [IJPHR November 2017] expands the discussion of the community-based participatory research approach, which is based on equal partnership between researchers and ...

    Authors: Ifat Vainer and Tamy Shohat

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

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

  38. Content type: Original research article

    Studies on hospital violence have emphasized the importance of staff- service recipient interaction in leading to violent incidents. These incidents are the extreme result of service recipients’ frustration an...

    Authors: Simha F. Landau, Judy Bendalak, Gila Amitay and Ohad Marcus

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:6

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:39

  39. Content type: Commentary

    Avisar et al. present an exemplary model for outreach aimed at ensuring that a maximum of patients eligible for expensive Hepatitis C (HPC) drugs receive treatment. We enlarge the picture to put their model in...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:3

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:46

  40. Content type: Commentary

    The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to vaccinate children with OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine). Shelly Kamin-Friedman explored the legal and ethical dimensions of...

    Authors: Lawrence O. Gostin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:4

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

  41. Content type: Commentary

    As in much of the world, mental health law in Israel has evolved over the past half-century toward greater protection of patients’ liberty and an increased emphasis on due process. Part of that process in Isra...

    Authors: Abhishek Jain and Paul S. Appelbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:2

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

  42. Content type: Original research article

    In Israel, approximately one-third of the country’s nurses work in community settings – primarily as salaried employees in Israel’s four non-profit health plans. Many health system leaders believe that the rol...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Bruce Rosen and Miriam Hirschfeld

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:69

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  43. Content type: Original research article

    A significant percentage of red blood cell transfusions are inappropriately overused. This study investigated physicians from the western Galilee in terms of their knowledge of transfusion medicine as a potent...

    Authors: Roni Rahav Koren, Celia Suriu, Orly Yakir, Luiza Akria, Masad Barhoum and Andrei Braester

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:49

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:8

  44. Content type: Original research article

    In 2012, Maccabi Healthcare Services founded Maccabi Telecare Center (MTC), a multi-disciplinary healthcare service providing telemedical care to complex chronic patients. The current paper describes the estab...

    Authors: Avi Porath, Angela Irony, Avital Segal Borobick, Shuruk Nasser, Ateret Malachi, Naama Fund and Galit Kaufman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

  45. Content type: Original research article

    Seeking a second-opinion (SO) is a common clinical practice that can optimize treatment and reduce unnecessary procedures and risks. We aim to characterize the composition of the population of SO seekers, thei...

    Authors: Liora Shmueli, Nadav Davidovitch, Joseph S. Pliskin, Ran D. Balicer, Igal Hekselman and Geva Greenfield

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:67

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  46. Content type: Original research article

    There is extensive evidence that the role of nurse coordinators is beneficial for patients. Nurse coordinators are more available to patients compared to general registered nurses, know better to control sympt...

    Authors: Liza Monas, Orly Toren, Beatrice Uziely and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:66

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  47. Content type: Commentary

    New ways of thinking about medicine and health care demand new methods in medical education. Over the past two decades, as both the practice and the study of medicine have become increasingly concerned with de...

    Authors: Raymond H. Curry

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42