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  1. Commentary

    An end to lifetime blood donation ban in Israel for MSM would be a major step toward a science-based policy that reduces stigma

    In recent years, countries around the world have revised their blood donation policies regarding gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The United States lifted the lifetime ban on MS...

    Sean Cahill and Timothy Wang

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:15

    Published on: 23 March 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

  2. Commentary

    Finding “truth” across different data sources

    The proliferation of new technology platforms and tools is dramatically advancing our ability to capture, integrate and use clinical and other health related data for research and care. Another critical and in...

    Alison Rein and Lisa A. Simpson

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:14

    Published on: 21 March 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:50

  3. Integrative article

    Re-thinking barriers to organizational change in public hospitals

    Public hospitals are well known to be difficult to reform. This paper provides a comprehensive six-part analytic framework that can help policymakers and managers better shape their organizational and institut...

    Nigel Edwards and Richard B. Saltman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:8

    Published on: 20 March 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:16

  4. Commentary

    Soldiers as subjects of medical research: Comments on Hassidim et al. on ethical standards of the Israel Defense Force

    In 2008 a group of former soldiers of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) sued the Ministry of Defense and others, claiming they had suffered from medical problems that resulted from an IDF medical experiment in wh...

    Asa Kasher

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:13

    Published on: 9 March 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:53

  5. Original research article

    A national survey of ethnic differences in knowledge and understanding of supplementary health insurance

    Knowledge and understanding of what health insurance covers is an important public health issue. In Israel, whereas national health insurance covers all residents, optional supplemental health insurance (SHI) ...

    Manfred S. Green, Samah Hayek, Jalal Tarabeia, Mohammad Yehia and Neta HaGani

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:12

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  6. Commentary

    Medical care epidemiology and unwarranted variation: the Israeli case

    In an article in this Journal, Mendlovic and colleagues report on regional variation in medical care across Israeli regions. This study joins a growing literature demonstrating generally high variation in the ...

    David C. Goodman and Andrew A. Goodman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:9

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  7. Original research article

    Mortality, hospital days and treatment costs of current and reduced sugar consumption in Israel

    Consumption of sugar causes tooth decay, overweight and obesity related morbidities. This paper in response to the Minister of Health’s request, provides estimates of the mortality, morbidity and health care c...

    Gary M. Ginsberg

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:32

  8. Editorial

    The IJHPR celebrates five years of quality publication

    The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) will soon be completing its fifth year of publication. In the 5 years since the IJHPR’s launch in January 2012, it has published over 250 articles, achieved...

    Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:65

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  9. Original research article

    Between individualism and social solidarity in vaccination policy: the case of the 2013 OPV campaign in Israel

    During the summer of 2013, after samples of poliomyelitis virus were found in sewage, Israel launched an intensive national oral polio vaccine (OPV) campaign. The clinical objective of the campaign was rather ...

    Hagai Boas, Anat Rosenthal and Nadav Davidovitch

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:64

    Published on: 21 December 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:21

  10. Commentary

    How to improve influenza vaccine coverage of healthcare personnel

    Influenza causes substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide each year. Healthcare-associated influenza is a frequent event. Health care personnel (HCP) may be the source for infecting patients and may propa...

    David J. Weber, Walter Orenstein and William A. Rutala

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:61

    Published on: 16 December 2016

  11. Commentary

    The burden of disease from air pollution in Israel: How do we use burden estimates to advance public health?

    In an article recently published in the IJHPR, Ginsberg and colleagues from Israel’s Public Health Services estimate the disease burden from airborne particulate matter in Israel. Using national data on the co...

    Jonathan M. Samet

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

    Published on: 16 December 2016

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

  12. Original research article

    Should Men who have sex with Men be allowed to donate blood in Israel?

    The present permanent deferral policy in Israel for MSM was established in 1977 and was based on the previous (now outdated) USA Food and Drug Administration standards. This study analyses epidemiological data...

    Gary Michael Ginsberg, Eilat Shinar, Eran Kopel and Daniel Chemtob

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

    Published on: 13 December 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:15

  13. Integrative article

    Ethics and regulation of inter-country medically assisted reproduction: a call for action

    The proliferation of medically assisted reproduction (MAR) for the treatment of infertility has brought benefit to many individuals around the world. But infertility and its treatment continue to be a cause of...

    Carmel Shalev, Adi Moreno, Hedva Eyal, Michal Leibel, Rhona Schuz and Talia Eldar-Geva

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:59

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  14. Original research article

    Do women prefer a female breast surgeon?

    Patient preferences regarding the gender of their physicians is a highly sensitive issue, which can be particularly salient in intimate medical situations. Previously published studies found that women tend to...

    Asnat Groutz, Hadar Amir, Revital Caspi, Eran Sharon, Yifat Amir Levy and Mordechai Shimonov

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:35

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  15. Original research article

    Ethical standards for medical research in the Israeli military - review of the changes in the last decade

    The Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps (IDF MC) institutional review board (IRB) is one of approximately 50 IRBs active in Israel. In addition to routine IRB considerations it must also address in its deliber...

    Ayal Hassidim, Raeed Kayouf, Nirit Yavnai, Naomi Panush, David Dagan, Tarif Bader and Michael Hartal

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:53

    Published on: 1 December 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:13

  16. Original research article

    Social characteristics associated with disparities in smoking rates in Israel

    Cigarette smoking is a major cause of health disparities. We aimed to determine social characteristics associated with smoking status and age at smoking initiation in the ethnically-diverse population of Israel.

    Ofra Kalter-Leibovici, Angela Chetrit, Shlomit Avni, Emma Averbuch, Ilya Novikov and Nihaya Daoud

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  17. Original research article

    Help seeking in school by Israeli Arab minority adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems: results from the Galilee Study

    Many distressed minority adolescents with little access to professional mental health services use teachers and school counselors as their main consultation sources. This paper presents data from the Galilee s...

    Raida Daeem, Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld, Ilana Farbstein, Raseem Khamaisi, Anneke Ifrah, Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad, Sylvana Fennig and Alan Apter

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:49

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  18. Original research article

    A feasibility study to assess the validity of administrative data sources and self-reported information of breast cancer survivors

    Cancer survivorship has increasingly become the focus of research due to progress in early detection and advancements in the therapeutic approach, but high-quality information sources for outcomes, potential c...

    Rola Hamood, Hatem Hamood, Ilya Merhasin and Lital Keinan-Boker

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:50

    Published on: 1 December 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:14

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