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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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