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  1. Content type: Commentary

    In a paper appearing in this issue, Adini, et al. describe a struggle familiar to many emergency planners—the challenge of planning for all scenarios. The authors contend that all-hazards, or capabilities-base...

    Authors: David E Marcozzi and Nicole Lurie

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:42

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    Mortality from causes amenable to health care is a valuable indicator of quality of the health care system, which can be used to assess inter-regional differences and trends over time. This study investigates ...

    Authors: Nehama Goldberger and Ziona Haklai

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:41

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    During the last decade there has been a need to respond and recover from various types of emergencies including mass casualty events (MCEs), mass toxicological/chemical events (MTEs), and biological events (pa...

    Authors: Bruria Adini, Avishay Goldberg, Robert Cohen, Daniel Laor and Yaron Bar-Dayan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:40

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    The Internet is a frequently used source of health information. Adolescents in particular seem to be receptive to online health information (OHI) and often incorporate such information in their decision-making...

    Authors: Yehuda Neumark, Lior Flum, Catalina Lopez-Quintero and Ronny Shtarkshall

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:38

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    This is a commentary on “Attitudes of legal guardians of ventilated ICU patients toward the process of decision making associated with invasive nonlife-saving procedures” by Michael Kuniavsky, Freda DeKeyser G...

    Authors: Linda Emanuel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:37

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    ICU patients frequently undergo non-life-saving invasive procedures. When patient informed consent cannot be obtained, legal guardianship (LG), often from a close relative, may be required by law. The objectiv...

    Authors: Michael Kuniavsky, Freda DeKeyser Ganz, David M Linton and Sigal Sviri

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:36

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  7. Content type: Integrative article

    Nearly two decades ago, researchers first reported that endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment were affecting reproductive health in the general population. The purpose of this article is to examine...

    Authors: Tamar Berman, Hagai Levine, Ronni Gamzu and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:34

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    The digital revolution will have a profound impact on how physicians and health care delivery organizations interact with patients and the community at-large. Over the coming decades, face-to-face patient/doct...

    Authors: Jonathan P Weiner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:33

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Today patients can consult with their treating physician by cell phone or e-mail. These means of communication enhance the quality of medical care and increase patient satisfaction, but they can also impinge o...

    Authors: Roni Peleg and Elena Nazarenko

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:32

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Second opinion is a treatment ratification tool that may critically influence diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Second opinions constitute one of the largest expenditures of the supplementary health insuran...

    Authors: Geva Greenfield, Joseph S Pliskin, Shlomo Wientroub and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:30

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    Bans on smoking in bars and other public places can make an important contribution to public health. However, for these bans to be effective, they require broad public support. Qualitative studies of the attit...

    Authors: Gregory N Connolly

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:29

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    The latest amendment to the ban on smoking in public places in Israel was implemented in 2007, adding pubs and bars (P&B) to the list of public places in which smoking is prohibited. However, smoking in most P...

    Authors: Orna Baron-Epel, Carmit Satran, Vicki Cohen, Anat Drach-Zehavi and Melbourne F Hovell

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:28

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    Since 2000, Israel has had a national program for ongoing monitoring of the quality of the primary care services provided by the country's four competing non-profit health plans. Previous research has demonstr...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and Bruce Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:26

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    In 2001, the Rehabilitation of the Mentally Disabled Law was implemented, defining a basket of rehabilitation services to which people with mental disabilities are entitled.

    Authors: Tzipi Hornik-Lurie, Nelly Zilber and Yaacov Lerner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:24

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    Continuity of care is critical to achieving the best outcomes, especially for patients with chronic conditions. Israel’s strong commitment to primary care as a central organizing concept of the health system, ...

    Authors: Janet M Corrigan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:22

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    The study goal was to assess indices of continuity of care in the primary care setting and their association with health outcomes and healthcare services utilization, given the reported importance of continuit...

    Authors: Jacob Dreiher, Doron S Comaneshter, Yael Rosenbluth, Erez Battat, Haim Bitterman and Arnon D Cohen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:21

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    Changes in food supply and eating habits, combined with a dramatic fall in physical activity, have made obesity a global epidemic. Across OECD countries, one in two adults is currently overweight and one in si...

    Authors: Michele Cecchini and Franco Sassi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:18

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases. The paper calculates the economic impact and the cost per Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) resulting from the adoption of eight interventions comprising the c...

    Authors: Gary M Ginsberg and Elliot Rosenberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:17

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    National planning and management of the physician workforce is a multifaceted, difficult, and even controversial activity. It is an important subset of overall health workforce planning and management, which c...

    Authors: Stephen C Schoenbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:14

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    Specialty selection by medical students determines the future composition of the physician workforce. Selection of career specialties begins in earnest during the clinical rotations with exposure to the clinic...

    Authors: Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Josh E Schroeder, Yoram G Weiss, Alex Avidan, Uriel Elchalal and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:13

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary on the article by Nirel, Riba, Reicher and Toren, "Registered nurses in Israel - workforce employment characteristics and projected supply", describes major findings from this important Israeli...

    Authors: Greer Glazer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:12

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  22. Content type: Original research article

    Surveys of nursing supplies around the world have furnished a better understanding of the structure of the workforce, helped identify shortages, and plan professional training. This study aimed to examine the ...

    Authors: Nurit Nirel, Shoshana Riba, Sima Reicher and Orly Toren

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:11

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    Palliative care is increasingly available and the importance of its role increasingly recognized. International work toward making palliative care a basic human right underscores the growing need to ensure com...

    Authors: Barrie R Cassileth

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:10

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  24. Content type: Integrative article

    Palliative care was established rapidly in some countries, while in other countries its establishment has taken a different trajectory. This paper identifies core steps in developing a medical specialty and ex...

    Authors: Netta Bentur, Linda L Emanuel and Nathan Cherney

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:9

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  25. Content type: Integrative article

    The paper explores the patterns of coexistence of alternative/complementary health care (CAM) and conventional medicine in Israel in the cultural, political, and social contexts of the society. The data are dr...

    Authors: Judith T Shuval and Emma Averbuch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:7

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  26. Content type: Integrative article

    Shared decision making (SDM) - involving patients in decisions relevant to their health - has been increasingly influential in medical thought and practice around the world. This paper reviews the current stat...

    Authors: Talya Miron-Shatz, Ofra Golan, Mayer Brezis, Gil Siegal and Glen M Doniger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:5

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    Israel has made impressive progress in improving performance on key measures of the quality of health care in the community in recent years. These achievements are all the more notable given Israel's modest ov...

    Authors: Mark R Chassin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:4

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  28. Content type: Original research article

    The National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare in Israel (QICH) was developed to provide policy makers and consumers with information on the quality of community healthcare in Israel. In w...

    Authors: Dena H Jaffe, Amir Shmueli, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel, Ronit Calderon, Arnon D Cohen, Eran Matz, Joseph K Rosenblum, Rachel Wilf-Miron and Orly Manor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:3

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    There is enormous scope to learn lessons from health systems in other countries. The challenge is to learn the right lessons. The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research offers an important new platform where...

    Authors: Martin McKee

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:2

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