Skip to main content

Articles

Page 10 of 14

  1. Participation in regular physical activity is associated with a multitude of benefits including a reduction in chronic disease and premature mortality, and improved quality of life. All segments of society nee...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Joy and Linda S. Pescatello
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:29

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:8

  2. With vast improvements in healthcare in recent decades, people are living longer but often with higher rates of morbidity and chronic illnesses. This has resulted in a higher proportion of the population who m...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Laura Cummings and Peter Crome
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:28

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:6

  3. Over the past 30 years, Israel has made great progress in attitudes and practices about smoking; probably nothing else has contributed more to the health of its population. Yet, a recent survey about a non-smo...

    Authors: Steven A. Schroeder
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:27

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:20

  4. The use of research evidence in health policymaking is an international challenge. Health systems, including that of Israel, are usually characterized by scarce resources and the necessity to make rapid policy...

    Authors: Moriah E. Ellen, Einav Horowitz, Sharona Vaknin and John N. Lavis
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:24

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:31

  5. Patients are increasingly interacting with their healthcare system through online health services, such as patient portals and telehealth programs. Recently, Shabrabani and Mizrachi provided data outlining fac...

    Authors: Bradley H. Crotty and Warner V. Slack
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:22

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:15

  6. Although serious mental illneses are treated with both typical and atypical antipsychotic grugs, trends in their use in psychiatric inpatient population in Israel are unrecognized. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Alexander M. Ponizovsky, Eli Marom, Michal Ben-Laish, Igor Barash, Abraham Weizman and Eyal Schwartzberg
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:16
  7. The use of online health services (henceforth, OHS) among middle-aged to older adults can make health-related actions more accessible to this population group as well as help reduce the burden on the health sy...

    Authors: Shosh Shahrabani and Yonathan Mizrachi
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:15

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:22

  8. The proportion of women aged 40–44 undergoing IVF treatment covered by Maccabi Health Services increased between 2011 and 2014. Although age-specific birth rates did not substantially change over this time per...

    Authors: Evan R. Myers
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:23

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:14

  9. Many countries, including Israel, face health workforce challenges to meet the needs of their citizens, as chronic conditions increase. Provider shortages and geographical maldistribution are common. Increasin...

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier and Linda H. Aiken
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

  10. Establishing smoke-free environments is a major component of tobacco control policy. The introduction of a smoke-free policy in medical campuses may serve as a role model for other educational and health insti...

    Authors: Itamar Feldman, Milka Donchin and Hagai Levine
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:20

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:27

  11. It has become clear in recent years that a healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise is crucial for health maintenance. Nevertheless, most people do not exercise regularly. Physician intervention is benef...

    Authors: Robert D Hoffman, Ron Golan and Shlomo Vinker
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:8

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:29

  12. Among the challenges encountered during the care of patients at the end-of-life (EOL), eliciting preferences of patients with whom there is no ability to communicate is common and stressful for all those conce...

    Authors: Gideon Lifshitz, Matan J. Cohen, Hila Shmilovitz, Mayer Brezis, Amnon Lahad and Arie Ben-Yehuda
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:6

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:28

  13. Israel reports the world’s highest IVF cycles per capita. However, clinical outcome data of these treatments are scarce. In a previous publication, we summarized IVF results among Maccabi Healthcare Services m...

    Authors: Shahar Kol, Lucia Bergovoy Yellin, Yaakov Segal and Avi Porath
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:14

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:23

  14. Antipsychotic medications (APMs) are commonly prescribed in nursing homes (NHs) and their excessive use raises concerns about the quality of care. They are often seen as “chemical restraints”, and were shown t...

    Authors: Dvora Frankenthal, Gisele Zandman-Goddard, Yael Ben-Muvhar and Bat Sheva Porat-Katz
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:12
  15. The Editors of Israel Journal of Health Policy Research would like to thank all reviewers, both external and Editorial Board Members, who have contributed to the journal in 2015, and whose valuable support contin...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:10
  16. In a recent article in this journal Simon-Tuval, Horev and Kaplan argue that in order to improve the protection of consumers there might be a need to impose a threshold on the medical loss ratio (MLR) for volu...

    Authors: Wynand P.M.M. van de Ven
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:3

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:21

  17. Many countries around the world have integrated various types of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into their healthcare systems. The main motivating factors for recognizing and developing APPs worldwide incl...

    Authors: Eliana Marcus Aaron and Caryn Scheinberg Andrews
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

  18. The decision to have an amniocentesis entails a trade-off between a risk of procedure associated miscarriage and the benefit of obtaining diagnostic information to identify Down syndrome or other chromosomal a...

    Authors: Lisa Soleymani Lehmann
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:4
  19. Vaccine hesitancy is an emerging term in the socio-medical literature which describes an approach to vaccine decision making. It recognizes that there is a continuum between full acceptance and outright refusa...

    Authors: Dewesh Kumar, Rahul Chandra, Medha Mathur, Saurabh Samdariya and Neelesh Kapoor
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:2
  20. In recent years, China’s healthcare reforms and related studies have drawn particular global attention. The main objective of this study is to evaluate quantitatively the publication trends and collaboration p...

    Authors: Kai Chen, Qiang Yao, Ju Sun, Zhi-fei He, Lan Yao and Zhi-yong Liu
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:1
  21. Private health expenditure in systems of national health insurance has raised concern in many countries. The concern is mainly about the accessibility of care to the poor and the sick, and inequality in use an...

    Authors: Esti Engelchin-Nissan and Amir Shmueli
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:45
  22. Individuals, families, health plans and governments are struggling with the growing importance of managing chronic, non-communicable diseases. People in many countries are living longer and thus are facing man...

    Authors: Donald F. Downing
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:62
  23. Concern is growing over serious shortages in the nursing workforce and imbalance between supply and demand. Projections indicate that the demand for the nursing workforce will increase due to the aging populat...

    Authors: Nurit Nirel, Orli Grinstien-Cohen, Yonatan Eyal, Hadar Samuel and Assaf Ben-Shoham
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:46
  24. Two important considerations arise from this IJHPR article from Zimmerman and colleagues. First, is the question regarding what can be considered a “common” procedure in primary care and whether the designatio...

    Authors: Gary L. Freed
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:57
  25. Pediatric primary care is the cornerstone of health care services for children. Performance of common office procedures is an integral part of primary care. Ideally, the community-based primary care pediatrici...

    Authors: Deena R. Zimmerman, Yona Amitai, Zahi Grossman and Chen Stein-Zamir
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:50
  26. Pharmacy prescribing policy in Israel has been negotiated and changed in recent years in order to improve patient treatment and access to medicines, and reduce national health insurance costs by allowing pharm...

    Authors: Hila Yariv
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:49
  27. Definitions of social accountability describe the obligation of medical schools to direct education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the population they serve...

    Authors: Nicholas Leigh-Hunt, Laura Stroud, Deborah Murdoch Eaton and Mary Rudolf
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:48
  28. Energy drink consumption among youth is increasing despite recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics to eliminate consumption by youth. This study provides information on consumption of energy drin...

    Authors: Racheli Magnezi, Lisa Carroll Bergman, Haya Grinvald-Fogel and Herman Avner Cohen
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:55
  29. Surrogate decision making is common in public healthcare worldwide. In Israel any incompetent adult patient requires a Legal Guardian (LG), appointed by the court, for approval of invasive none-life saving pro...

    Authors: Michael Kuniavsky, Ilana Kadmon and David Chinitz
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:59
  30. Family history is considered an essential, obligatory part of the primary physician’s intake interview. Including coded FH in a unified medical file can save expensive genetic tests and detect the early onset ...

    Authors: Ronit Endevelt, Iris Goren, Tal Sela and Varda Shalev
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:60
  31. In pandemic situations, primary care providers may be involved in a variety of roles related to disease surveillance, diagnosis and treatment, prevention, and patient education. This commentary describes the c...

    Authors: Sarah J. Clark
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

  32. Recently published analyses showed that computed tomography (CT) scans in pediatric patients are associated with increased risk of radiation-related cancer. These analyses were based on data collected both fro...

    Authors: Gabriel Chodick, Moran Levin, Ruth A. Kleinerman, Michael Shwarz, Varda Shalev, Shai Ashkenazi and Gad Horev
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:33
  33. ED crowding is a prevalent and important issue facing hospitals in Israel and around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. ED crowding is associated with poorer qual...

    Authors: Jesse M. Pines and Steven L. Bernstein
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:52
  34. Length of stay (LOS) is considered a key measure of emergency department throughput, and from the perspective of the patient, it is perceived as a measure of healthcare service quality. Prolonged LOS can be ca...

    Authors: Osnat Bashkin, Sigalit Caspi, Rachel Haligoa, Sari Mizrahi and Ruth Stalnikowicz
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:38
  35. During the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic, the main burden of the patient management fell on primary care physicians (PCPs), and they were the principal implementers of pandemic policies. Broad involvement of PCPs in th...

    Authors: Marina Kunin, Dan Engelhard, Shane Thomas, Mark Ashworth and Leon Piterman
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

  36. Electrophysical agents (EPAs), including electrotherapy, are important components of patient/client management. A recent study by Springer et al. has elucidated the pattern of use and factors in clinical decis...

    Authors: David M. Selkowitz
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:54
  37. A 2014 external review of medical schools in Israel identified several issues of importance to the nation’s health. This paper focuses on three inter-related policy-relevant topics: planning the physician and ...

    Authors: Stephen C. Schoenbaum, Peter Crome, Raymond H. Curry, Elliot S. Gershon, Shimon M. Glick, David R. Katz, Ora Paltiel and Jo Shapiro
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:37
  38. It has been recently reported that the preparedness of the Israeli public to a war scenario is mediocre. These findings suggest a need to study the psychosocial mechanisms behind individual motivation to engag...

    Authors: Moran Bodas, Maya Siman-Tov, Shulamith Kreitler and Kobi Peleg
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:35
  39. The age-adjusted mortality rate in Israel is low compared to most Western countries although mortality rates from diabetes and renal failure in Israel are amongst the highest, while those from cardiovascular d...

    Authors: Nehama Goldberger, Yael Applbaum, Jill Meron and Ziona Haklai
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:31
  40. A lack of respect between nursing and medical disciplines can lead to a lack of trust and disruptive behaviors that are a significant part of the culture of health care today. In order to ensure the best care ...

    Authors: Erin S. DuPree
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:51
  41. In recent years, an increasing number of care procedures previously under the physician’s authority have been placed in the hands of registered nurses. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of...

    Authors: Hana Kerzman, Dina Van Dijk, Limor Eizenberg, Rut Khaikin, Shoshi Phridman, Maya Siman-Tov and Shoshi Goldberg
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:19