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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:53

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:52

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:64

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

  26. Content type: Commentary

    Quality measures are widely used globally in order to measure clinical performance and organizational efficiency of the healthcare systems. However, in a race to achieve certain numerically defined goal, the m...

    Authors: Kobi Peleg, Michael Rozenfeld and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:64

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

  27. Content type: Commentary

    Care at the end-of-life has attracted global attention, as health care workers struggle with balancing cure based care with end-of-life care, and knowing when to transition from the former to the latter. Simul...

    Authors: Jane M. Gannon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

  28. Content type: Commentary

    Non-adherence to medication regimens is a major issue that can negatively impact patient health and wastes health care system resources. This commentary considers whether approaches to strategies undertaken in...

    Authors: Nigel S. B. Rawson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

  29. Content type: Original research article

    Israel hosts approximately 50,000 asylum seekers, most of them from Eritrea. Exclusive policies restrict their access to healthcare. In 2013, local activists partnered with Eritrean asylum seekers to assess he...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Tomer Weinstein, Jonah Mink, Habtom M. Ghebrezghiabher, Zebib Sultan and Rachel Reichlin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

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

  30. Content type: Original research article

    By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that two-thirds of all diseases worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Physicians often do not counsel patients about healthy behaviors, and lack of ...

    Authors: Rani Polak, Adi Finkelstein, Tom Axelrod, Marie Dacey, Matan Cohen, Dennis Muscato, Avi Shariv, Naama W Constantini and Mayer Brezis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

  31. Content type: Short communication

    The purpose of this study was to assess ethnic differences in Emergency Department (ED) waiting times between Jewish and Arab children in a tertiary childrens’ hospital in Israel.

    Authors: Oren Feldman, Raviv Allon, Ronit Leiba and Itai Shavit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:60

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  32. Content type: Original research article

    Simulation-based training improves residents’ skills for end-of-life (EOL) care. In the field, staff providers play a significant role in handling those situations and in shaping practice by role modeling. We ...

    Authors: Mayer Brezis, Yael Lahat, Meir Frankel, Alan Rubinov, Davina Bohm, Matan J Cohen, Meni Koslowsky, Orit Shalomson, Charles L Sprung, Henia Perry-Mezare, Rina Yahalom and Amitai Ziv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

  33. Content type: Original research article

    Violence against medical personnel is unexpected in hospitals which are devoted to healing, and yet, it is frequent and of concern in the health system. Little is known about the factors that lead to hospital ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, David Chinitz, Zvi Stern and Paula Feder-Bubis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:59

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  34. Content type: Integrative article

    The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to decide that children who had been vaccinated with IPV would also be vaccinated with OPV. The decision sought to prot...

    Authors: Shelly Kamin-Friedman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

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  35. Content type: Original research article

    The Israel Mental Health Act of 1991 stipulates a process for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (IPH). A patient thus hospitalized may be discharged by either the treating psychiatrist (TP) or the distri...

    Authors: Daniel Argo, Igor Barash, Gadi Lubin and Moshe Z. Abramowitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:2

  36. Content type: Original research article

    Studies have shown health care disparities among persons of minority status, including in countries with universal health care. Yet, a dearth of studies have addressed disparities resulting from the combined e...

    Authors: Gilad Gal, Hanan Munitz and Itzhak Levav

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:47

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  37. Content type: Commentary

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination holds great promise for drastically reducing the incidence of HPV-associated cancers of the genital tract, and possibly also certain head and neck cancers. Unfortunately,...

    Authors: Amanda F. Dempsey

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:56

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:30

  38. Content type: Commentary

    Every country struggles with how best to meet the demand for health care services with the available resources. This commentary offers a perspective on the Israeli physician workforce and the analyses of Horow...

    Authors: Lewis G. Sandy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

  39. Content type: Commentary

    The frequency of visiting primary care providers and the duration of those visits varies substantially by patient demographics and across different developed countries. The significance of a cumulative measure...

    Authors: Andrew D. Racine

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

  40. Content type: Original research article

    Preventative health services are a pediatric health care cornerstone, which strives to promote health and prevent illness and injury. In Israel, Maternal Child Health Clinics (MCHC) provide these well child se...

    Authors: Chen Stein-Zamir, Hannah Shoob and Deena R. Zimmerman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:53

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:62

  41. Content type: Commentary

    Using an ecological study design, Gordon et al. (Isr J Health Policy Res 6:39, 2017) demonstrate variations in mortality patterns across districts and sub-districts of Israel during 2008–2013.

    Authors: Yehuda Neumark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:52

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:39

  42. Content type: Commentary

    An article in this journal in 2016 demonstrated that smoking prevalence among Arab men in Israel is greater than among their Jewish counterparts born in Israel, while the reverse is true among Arab and Jewish ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Blumenthal

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:51

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

  43. Content type: Integrative article

    The correct and rational use of medications can have a positive direct impact on disease outcomes, as well on the utilization of the health system resources. Unfortunately, 50% of the patients do not take thei...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Itamar Grotto and Eli Marom

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

  44. Content type: Integrative article

    In January 2015, the first interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was approved for inclusion in Israel’s national basket of health services. During ...

    Authors: Nitzan Avisar, Yael Heller, Clara Weil, Aviva Ben-Baruch, Shani Potesman-Yona, Ran Oren, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev and Nachman Ash

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:46

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:3

  45. Content type: Original research article

    The Israeli National Health Insurance Law was amended in 2010 to require the disclosure of payments above 2500 NIS from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to medical personnel and organizations. We examined if the...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and Ariel Yankellevich

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:45

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:25

  46. Content type: Commentary

    Sexual health is an important global public health concern. Planning effective strategies to improve sexual health requires a high degree of attention to the local epidemiological trends and cultural context w...

    Authors: Charmaine Gauci and Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

  47. Content type: Original research article

    Worldwide, there is a widespread and disturbing pattern of violence towards healthcare workers. However, violent occurrences in Israeli hospitals have often been unrecognized and underreported. Moreover, most ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, Revital Zelker, Zvi Stern and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:15

  48. Content type: Original research article

    Most of the research on primary care workload has focused on the number of visits or the average duration of visits to a primary care physician (PCP) and their effect on the quality of medical care. However, t...

    Authors: Talya A. Nathan, Arnon D. Cohen and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54