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  1. The accurate and timely publication of scientific findings is a key component of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article explores the role of Israeli researchers in the scientific literature...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen, Nadav Davidovitch, Gabriel Chodick and Avi Israeli
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:39
  2. The Ecology of medical care was first published in 1961. The graphical square model showed that 75% of the population in the US and England experience a feeling of illness during a given month, 25% seek medica...

    Authors: Yoni Yosef, Alexander Kiderman, David Chinitz and Amnon Lahad
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:38
  3. The proportion of persons with severe mental illness (SMI) who are parents has increased in recent decades. Children of parents with SMI are at increased risk for medical, behavioral, emotional, developmental,...

    Authors: Shahar Eliezer, Martin Efron, Shlomo Mendlovic, Gilad Gal and Ido Lurie
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:37
  4. Mathematical and statistical models have played an important role in the analysis of data from COVID-19. They are important for tracking the progress of the pandemic, for understanding its spread in the popula...

    Authors: David M. Steinberg, Ran D. Balicer, Yoav Benjamini, Hilla De-Leon, Doron Gazit, Hagai Rossman and Eli Sprecher
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:36
  5. Medication is a significant component of the cost of mental health care. Studies from different countries indicate that physicians are often not aware of medication costs, despite the impact of such knowledge ...

    Authors: Ido Lurie, Saed Maree, Shlomo Mendlovic and Daphna Shefet
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:35
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on primary care and primary care physicians (PCPs) in Israel and around the world. There is paucity of information regarding treatment of patients with COVID-19 in the ...

    Authors: Limor Adler, Shlomo Vinker, Anthony D. Heymann, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems and Galia Zacay
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:34
  7. SARS-CoV-2 is an infectious virus, which has generated a global pandemic. Israel was one of the first countries to vaccinate its population, inaugurating the program on December 20, 2020. The objective of the ...

    Authors: Yuval Arbel, Yifat Arbel, Amichai Kerner and Miryam Kerner
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:33
  8. People with severe mental disorders have higher mortality rates and more chronic physical conditions than the general population. Recent reforms in the Israeli mental health system included reducing the number...

    Authors: Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Rinat Yoffe, Nehama Frimit Goldberger, Jill Meron and Ziona Haklai
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:32
  9. The breastfeeding initiation rate in Israel is approximately 90%, yet exclusive breastfeeding drops sharply in the early postnatal period. The study objective was to assess early postpartum professional breast...

    Authors: Deena R. Zimmerman, Michael Kaplan, Hanna Shoob, Marlaina Freisthler, Monique Toledano and Chen Stein-Zamir
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:31
  10. Burnout is a common issue among physicians, and the rate among emergency medicine physicians (EPs) appears to be higher than those of other medical specialties. The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented cha...

    Authors: Noaa Shopen, Assaf Schneider, Reut Aviv Mordechai, Malka Katz Shalhav, Efrat Zandberg, Moshe Sharist and Pinchas Halpern
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:30
  11. The ever-increasing burden of diabetes and the limited resources highlight the need for prioritization of national action goals for diabetes management. The Israeli National Diabetes Council (INDC) initiated a...

    Authors: Dana Zelnik Yovel, Orly Tamir, Elza Lavon, Tanya Kolobov, Anat Bel-Ange, Michal Julius, Itamar Raz and Micha Rapoport
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:29
  12. Psychosocial issues are an integral part of children's health and well-being, and it is widely acknowledged that pediatricians should be involved in their management. We examined the current perception of the ...

    Authors: Hava Gadassi, Inbal Millo David, Maya Yaari, Eitan Kerem, Manuel Katz, Basil Porter, Chen Stein-Zamir and Zachi Grossman
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:28
  13. Evidence suggests a gradual decrease in the effectiveness of the anti-COVID-19 vaccines, stressing the potential need for periodical booster shots. However, it is hard to tell whether previously applied polici...

    Authors: Talia Goren, Itai Beeri and Dana Rachel Vashdi
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:27
  14. Gay men use recreational drugs more often than heterosexuals—especially at social events. While partying at a venue, partygoers are at risk of drug overdosing, without access to an emergency help. This study e...

    Authors: Roy Zucker, Zohar Mor, Anuar Abudin, Glen Davis, Hansel Arroyo, Gal Wagner Kolasko, Dan Arad and Guy Shilo
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:26
  15. Mental health contact centers (also known as Hotlines) offer crisis intervention and counselling by phone calls and online chats. These mental health helplines have shown great success in improving the mental ...

    Authors: Akiva Kleinerman, Ariel Rosenfeld and Hanan Rosemarin
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:25
  16. The COVID-19 pandemic caused four waves of infection in Israel until October 2021. Israel was the first country to offer vaccinations to all the adult population followed by boosters. This study addresses how ...

    Authors: Ziona Haklai, Nehama Frimit Goldberger and Ethel-Sherry Gordon
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:24
  17. Promoting healthy lifestyle is key to tackling lifestyle-induced diseases, yet many doctors feel unskilled and medical schools lack its inclusion in their curricula. The impact of a novel elective lifestyle co...

    Authors: Lilach Malatskey, Jumanah Essa-Hadad, Reut Eldar, Inna Filipov, Sophia Eilat-Tsanani and Mary C. J. Rudolf
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:23
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic cast a dramatic spotlight on the use of data as a fundamental component of good decision-making. Evaluating and comparing alternative policies required information on concurrent infection...

    Authors: Itai Dattner, Reuven Gal, Yair Goldberg, Inbal Goldshtein, Amit Huppert, Ron S. Kenett, Orly Manor, Danny Pfeffermann, Edna Schechtman, Clelia di Serio and David M. Steinberg
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:22
  19. Unintentional childhood injuries are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Attempts to prevent child home injuries have rarely been implemented in hospital settings which present an important o...

    Authors: Ligat Shalev, Anthony Luder, Sivan Spitzer, Danna Krupik, Jumanah Essa-Hadad and Mary C. J. Rudolf
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:21
  20. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role of professionals in designing and communicating effective policies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of trust in the COVID-19 nationa...

    Authors: Tamar Zohar, Maya Negev, Maia Sirkin and Hagai Levine
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:20
  21. Adequate iodine intake is essential for human health, for normal thyroid function, and for attainment of full intellectual potential in children. In light of Israel's lack of a mandatory salt fortification pol...

    Authors: Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Daniel Ehrlich, Aron M. Troen, Efrat Rorman, Luda Groismann, Moran Blaychfeld-Magnazi, Ronit Endevelt and Tamar Berman
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:18
  22. Readmission after hospitalization for acute COPD exacerbation (AE-COPD) has been proposed as a healthcare quality indicator (QI) in Israel. We studied patients hospitalized for AE-COPD, towards determining whe...

    Authors: Michal Shani, Doron Comaneshter and Michael J. Segel
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:17
  23. Vaccine hesitancy is an important feature of every vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination is not an exception. During the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine hesitancy has exhibited different phases and has shown both te...

    Authors: Dewesh Kumar, Mansi Mathur, Nitesh Kumar, Rishabh Kumar Rana, Rahul Chandra Tiwary, Pankaja Ravi Raghav, Amarendra Kumar, Neelesh Kapoor, Medha Mathur, Tanya Tanu, Soumitra Sethia and Chandrakant Lahariya
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:16
  24. Pharmacist medication review has been implemented in many health organizations throughout the world in an attempt to alleviate the underlying risk of polypharmacy in elderly patients. These consultations are o...

    Authors: Danielle Harmatz, Shlomo Vinker, Talia Wagner, Tal Raveh, Eugene Merzon and Avivit Golan Cohen
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:15
  25. Denmark and Israel both have highly rated and well-performing healthcare systems with marked differences in funding and organization of primary healthcare. Although better population health outcomes are seen i...

    Authors: Daniel Kaminski Rotenberg, Brendon Stewart-Freedman, Jes Søgaard, Shlomo Vinker, Amnon Lahad and Jens Søndergaard
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:14
  26. Even in high-income countries like Israel, children have been particularly vulnerable to the surge in food insecurity driven by quarantines, unemployment, and economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under...

    Authors: Janetta Azarieva, Elliot M. Berry and Aron M. Troen
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:13
  27. In 2013–2014, Israel accelerated adoption of activity-based payments to hospitals. While the effects of such payments on patient length of stay (LoS) have been examined in several countries, there have been fe...

    Authors: Ruth Waitzberg, Martin Siegel, Wilm Quentin, Reinhard Busse and Dan Greenberg
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:8
  28. Transgender men are a marginalized population with unique health care needs. However, their usage of health services is low because of considerable discrimination. A major factor in their avoidance is patient-...

    Authors: Dror Lifshitz, Iris Yaish, Gal Wagner-Kolasko, Yona Greenman, Yael Sofer, Sharon Alpern, Asnat Groutz, Foad Azem and Hadar Amir
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:12
  29. Specialization in medical professions is considered a challenging and intensive period due to the number and sequence of duty hours. Considering the effect of duty hours on residents, both physically and menta...

    Authors: Elad Apt, Tslil Regev, Jacob Shapira, Ori Haberfeld, Ori Samuel Duek and Ronen Bar-Yoseph
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:11
  30. A recent paper has focused on residents' poor lifestyle habits and their potential negative impact on patients' lifestyles. This commentary argues that there are even greater reasons to be concerned about the ...

    Authors: Orit Karnieli-Miller
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:10

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:13

  31. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic affected healthcare systems throughout the world, including the management of patients and compliance rates of quality indicators.

    Authors: Alexander Konson, Michael Kuniavsky, Olga Bronshtein, Nethanel Goldschmidt, Shuli Hanhart, Hannah Mahalla, Shir Peri, Shaul Dollberg and Yaron Niv
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:9
  32. Inpatient consultation is widely used by hospital physician teams to access specialized expertise and procedures. However, the quality of the resultant consultation varies widely. This commentary describes pri...

    Authors: Jennifer P. Stevens and Bruce Landon
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:7
  33. To present the response of the Israel National Transplantation Center (NTC) to the evolving challenge of COVID-19, the impact on deceased organ donation and living organ kidney donation during 2020, and result...

    Authors: Eyal Katvan, Jonathan Cohen and Tamar Ashkenazi
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:6
  34. Weight stigmatization, a common phenomenon in the healthcare system, exerts numerous adverse consequences on patients' wellbeing. The objective of this study was to estimate the extent and characteristics of w...

    Authors: Lena Sagi-Dain, Moran Echar and Naama Paska-Davis
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:5
  35. Community water fluoride (CWF) is the proven cornerstone of primary dental health care promotion. In 2002 CWF was made mandatory at a national level in Israel, however a new government revoked these regulation...

    Authors: Guy Tobias, Findler Mordechai, Chackartchi Tali, Bernstein Yaron, Greenberg Parizer Beatrice, Mann Jonathan and Sgan-Cohen Harold
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:4
  36. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the changing role of scientists, clinicians, ethicists, and educators in advocacy as they rapidly translate their findings to inform practice and policy. Critical efforts ...

    Authors: Rachel Gur-Arie, Sara Johnson and Megan Collins
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:3
  37. In 2005, Clalit Health Services (CHS), the largest health maintenance organization in Israel, initiated an intervention program aimed at reducing the prevalence rate of infantile anemia (IA). This study evalua...

    Authors: Joseph Meyerovitch, Doron Carmi, Shraga Aviner, Michael Sherf, Doron Comaneshter, Yoseph Laks, Calanit Key, Uri Gabbay and Arnon D. Cohen
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:2
  38. In most countries, including those with national health insurance or comprehensive public insurance, some expenses for cancer treatment are borne by the ill and their families.

    Authors: Aviad Tur-Sinai, Damien Urban, Daniel Azoulay, Gil Bar-Sela and Netta Bentur
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2022 11:1
  39. For ten years the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research has provided a platform for exchange of knowledge and insights on health policy. It is a unique attempt by scholars and practitioners in one small cou...

    Authors: Martin McKee
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:66

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:63

  40. In the 10 years since its founding, the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research has established itself as an important voice in Israeli and international health policy. The Journal’s ability to combine nation...

    Authors: Richard B. Saltman
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:64

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:63

  41. The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) was launched in January 2012. In December 2021 it will be completing 10 years of continuous publication. I have had the privilege of serving as the journal’...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:63

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:66

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:64

  42. Implementing the JCI Accreditation process as an organizational culture may face resistance. However, the skepticism and involvement of different hospital sectors (medical, nursing, paramedical, and administra...

    Authors: Shiran Bord, Inna Sass, Gila Hayms, Kobi Moskowitz, Hagar Baruch and Fuad Basis
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:74
  43. Pediatric trauma, particularly major trauma cases, are often treated in less than optimal facilities by providers who lack training and experience in treating severely injured children. We aimed to develop a m...

    Authors: Raya Tashlizky Madar, Avishay Goldberg, Nitza Newman, Yehezkel Waisman, David Greenberg and Bruria Adini
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:73
  44. Clinical pharmacy is an umbrella of pharmaceutical services that is practiced by clinical pharmacists. Clinical pharmacists improve the quality of drug therapy, minimize the risk for drug related problems, red...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg and Eli Marom
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:72

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:37

  45. Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) has been found to reduce viral acquisition among HIV-negative MSM. This cross-sectional study was conducted b...

    Authors: Mor Zohar, Shilo Guy and Levy Itzchak
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:71
  46. The quality of pediatric clinical practice is dependent on the training received during residency. It is assumed that the content of the training will adequately prepare pediatricians for the sorts of problems...

    Authors: Frank Oberklaid
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:70

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:45

  47. Domestic violence against women, which is an ancient phenomenon, is still thriving worldwide. The burden of domestic violence that is non-fatal on scene and its consequences in Israel are unknown. The purpose ...

    Authors: Bella Savitsky, Irina Radomislensky, Sharon Goldman, Arielle Kaim and Moran Bodas
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:69
  48. The COVID-19 pandemic is the most significant global health event of the past century. The profound and unexpected changes that it brought about have forced healthcare organizations to make far-reaching adjust...

    Authors: Gil Lavie, Orly Weinstein, Yoram Segal and Ehud Davidson
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:68