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  1. There is a stark disparity between the number of patients awaiting deceased-donor organ transplants and the rate at which organs become available. Though organs for transplantation are assumed to be a communit...

    Authors: Amir Elalouf, Joseph S. Pliskin and Tehila Kogut

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:25

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. Elderly bedridden patients with dementia (EBRPD) are a growing segment of the population. We aimed to describe acute care hospitalization of EBRPD in internal medicine wards: the prevalence of EBRPD, their imp...

    Authors: Inbal Weiss Salz, Yehuda Carmeli, Avi Levin, Noga Fallach, Tali Braun and Sharon Amit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:21

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. Iodine is an essential micronutrient for thyroid gland function. Iodine deficiency disorders are a spectrum of conditions affecting the fetus, child, adolescent and adult. Iodine requirements are increased in ...

    Authors: John H. Lazarus

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:20

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:9

  4. Uncertainty about intended and possible unintended side effects makes it important to evaluate changes following health policy decisions. A recent IJHPR article by Greenberg et al. evaluated changes in emergen...

    Authors: Ulrike Nimptsch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:19

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:69

  5. Emergency department (ED) crowding is an international phenomenon dependent on input, throughput, and output factors. This study aims to determine whether patterns of potentially unnecessary referrals from eit...

    Authors: Roee Gorodetzer, Evan Avraham Alpert, Zvika Orr, Shifra Unger and Todd Zalut

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:18

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. Road traffic accidents (RTA) are not equally distributed between ethnic groups, disproportionately affecting minorities. In Israel, Arabs are at higher risk of involvement in RTA relative to their proportion i...

    Authors: Abebe Tiruneh, Maya Siman-Tov, Irina Radomislensky and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:17

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. In 2015, mental health services were added to the Israeli National Health Insurance package of services. As such, these services are financed by the budget which is allocated to the Health Plans according to a...

    Authors: Yoav Kohn and Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:16

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. Iodine is an essential nutrient for human health throughout the life cycle, especially during early stages of intrauterine life and infancy, to ensure adequate neurocognitive development. The growing global re...

    Authors: Shani R. Rosen, Yaniv S. Ovadia, Eyal Y. Anteby, Shlomo Fytlovich, Dorit Aharoni, Doron Zamir, Dov Gefel and Simon Shenhav

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:9

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:20

  9. A key component of the quality of health care is patient satisfaction, particularly in regard to Primary Care Physician (PCP), which represents the first contact with health care services. Patient satisfaction...

    Authors: Samah Hayek, Shany Derhy, Mathew Lee Smith, Samuel D. Towne Jr and Shira Zelber-Sagi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Interprofessional (IP) practice and education are important when seeking to respond to the growing demand for primary and preventive care services. Multiple professions with synergistic expertise are needed to...

    Authors: Terri Fowler, David Garr, Natalie Di Pietro Mager and Joan Stanley

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:12

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:50

  11. A recurring problem in medical institutions is patients not always receiving food meeting their nutritional and medical needs. A proposed contributing factor is non- inclusion of dietitians in food service sta...

    Authors: Orit Yona, Rebecca Goldsmith and Ronit Endevelt

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:5

    Content type: Original research article

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  12. Socioeconomic status (SES) is a major determinant of diverse health outcomes, among these are self-rated-health and mental health. Yet the mechanisms underlying the SES—health relation are not fully explored. ...

    Authors: Netta Achdut and Orly Sarid

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:4

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. Israeli emergency medicine is undergoing change. The paramedic is experiencing high separation rates because the position is understaffed, overworked, and underpaid. Physician assistants (PAs) were introduced ...

    Authors: Roderick S. Hooker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:2

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:78

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:4

  14. From the very onset, Israeli military nurses served in supporting positions on the front lines, shoulder to shoulder with men. When the IDF was established in 1948, nurses were sent to serve near areas of conf...

    Authors: Ronen Segev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 9:1

    Content type: Integrative article

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  15. Adherence of primary-care pediatricians to guidelines in pediatric gastroenterology is essential to achieve optimal clinical outcomes. The study aim was to examine adherence of primary-care pediatricians to th...

    Authors: Amir Ben Tov, Wasef Na’amnih, Amna Bdair-Amsha, Shlomi Cohen, Judith Tzamir, Gabriel Chodick and Khitam Muhsen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:88

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. The mixture of public vs. private financing of the healthcare system has important fiscal and economic welfare implications. The consequences of this mixture for access to health services and for equity have b...

    Authors: Leah Achdut

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:87

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:48

  17. According to the ICF Model, the central goal of rehabilitation is the returning of persons with disabilities to an active and fruitful life within society. The Israel Ministry of Defense Rehabilitation Departm...

    Authors: Dan Segev and Miriam Schiff

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:86

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. The Israeli population genetic screening program for reproductive purposes, is a population-specific screening that includes all known, severe diseases and relatively frequent in a specific population (carrier...

    Authors: Joël Zlotogora

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:73

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Increasing numbers of children with developmental, emotional, and psychosocial issues require adaptation of the services provided by pediatricians in the community. An international workshop that took place in...

    Authors: Zachi Grossman, Boaz Porter, Joseph Meyerovitch, Lisa Rubin, Jacob Kuint, Efrat Wechsler, Doron Dushnitzky and Shai Ashkenazi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:85

    Content type: Meeting report

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  20. The prevalence rate of postpartum depression (PPD) is 9 to 17% among mothers, with higher rates among low income and immigrant populations. Due to the negative effects of PPD symptoms on both the mother and baby,...

    Authors: Meital Simhi, Orly Sarid and Julie Cwikel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:84

    Content type: Original research article

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  21. The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) is a peer-reviewed, on-line, open access journal, sponsored by Israel’s National Institute for Health Policy Research. We believe that it is both an innovat...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen, Avi Israeli and Stephen Schoenbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:83

    Content type: Editorial

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  22. Vaccinating children against influenza has shown both direct and indirect beneficial effects. However, despite being offered free of charge, childhood influenza vaccine coverage in Israel has been low. Our obj...

    Authors: Aharona Glatman-Freedman, Kanar Amir, Rita Dichtiar, Hila Zadka, Ifat Vainer, Dolev Karolinsky, Teena Enav and Tamy Shohat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:82

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. Undocumented migrants in Israel, mostly originating from HIV endemic countries, are not covered by Israel’s universal healthcare coverage. We initiated a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to handle this public ...

    Authors: Daniel Chemtob, Rivka Rich, Neta Harel, Nechama Averick, Eyal Schwartzberg, Israel Yust, Shlomo Maayan, Itamar Grotto and Ronni Gamzu

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:80

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:48

  24. Palliative care is an approach meant to improve the quality of life of patients facing life-threatening illness and to support their families. An international workshop on palliative care took place in Caesare...

    Authors: Adir Shaulov, Kassim Baddarni, Nathan Cherny, Dorith Shaham, Pesach Shvartzman, Rotem Tellem and A. Mark Clarfield

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:79

    Content type: Meeting report

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  25. To examine the association between listening and disruptive behaviors and the association between disruptive behavior and the wellbeing of the nurse. To test whether constructive and destructive listening has ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran Tikva, Avraham N. Kluger and Yulia Lerman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:76

    Content type: Original research article

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  26. The rate of Israeli paramedics leaving the profession has been increasing in recent years: 50% leave the profession in three years, for the most part before retirement. While approximately 2500 paramedics have...

    Authors: Keren Dopelt, Oren Wacht, Refael Strugo, Rami Miller and Talma Kushnir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:78

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:2

  27. Postpartum suicidality in Israel had not been systematically studied until the recent important investigation by Glasser and colleagues. The authors review rates, trends, and characteristics of postpartum wome...

    Authors: Anat Brunstein Klomek

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:77

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:34

  28. One of the major health disparities between Israel’s center and periphery relates to the physician to population ratio. To overcome it, the Israeli government launched a financial incentive program in 2011, in...

    Authors: Eyal Jacobson and Vered Ezra

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:74

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:1

  29. The original publication of this article [1] contained an incorrect title.

    Authors: Daphna Yeshua-Katz, Shifra Shvarts and Dorit Segal-Engelchin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:72

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:68

  30. Recently, Miodownik et al. reported in this journal the results of a study on seclusion and mechanical restraint of psychiatric patients in Israel (Isr J Health Policy Res 8:9, 2019). The study was a retrospec...

    Authors: Yoav Kohn, Igor Barash and Gadi Lubin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:71

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:9

  31. Acute cerebrovascular event is one of the leading causes of death in Israel and is the primary cause of neurological disability in adults. Although some evidence indicates that the incidence rate of acute cere...

    Authors: Assaf Ben Shoham, Sigal Liberant-Taub, Mor Sharon and Inbar Zucker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:67

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. Maximizing vaccination uptake is crucial in generating herd immunity and preventing infection incidence (Quach et al., Am J Infect Control 11:1017–23, 2013). Vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) against i...

    Authors: Rachel Gur-Arie

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:60

    Content type: Integrative article

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  33. There are many causes of visual impairment, and even blindness, which are treatable or at least preventable. Two such conditions are strabismus (crossed-eye, squint) and refractive error (visual image not focu...

    Authors: Deena Rachel Zimmerman, Hadas Ben-Eli, Bruce Moore, Monique Toledano, Chen Stein-Zamir and Ariela Gordon-Shaag

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:70

    Content type: Integrative article

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  34. Over 300,000 people in Israel cope with temporary or permanent hair loss (alopecia) that results from diseases and medical treatments. For women, hair loss can be a highly traumatic event that may lead to adve...

    Authors: Daphna Yeshua-Katz, Shifra Shvarts and Dorit Segal-Engelchin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:68

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:72

  35. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with high utilization of health care services. Diagnostic tests usually are not required to establish GERD diagnosis, but endoscopy is recommended for patie...

    Authors: Wasef Na’amnih, Racheli Katz, Sophy Goren, Amir Ben-Tov, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Gabriel Chodick and Khitam Muhsen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:66

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. The phenomenon of a patient missing a medical appointment without notification is called a “no-show”. In contrast, “non-utilized appointments” are a broader phenomenon including all appointments that didn’t oc...

    Authors: Lior Cohen-Yatziv, Matan Joel Cohen, Jonathan Halevy and Ehud Kaliner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:64

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. In 2014 the OECD published a report regarding inter-regional variation of hysterectomies in 13 countries including Israel. Variance in hospital admission rates were also reported. The Israeli Ministry of Healt...

    Authors: Roy Lauterbach, Mendlovic Joseph, Ziona Haklai, Lavie Gil and Lior Lowenstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:52

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. In July 2013, Israel was swept with fear of a polio outbreak. In response to the importation of wild polio virus, the Ministry decided to take preventive action by administering oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) to a...

    Authors: Aviad Tur-Sinai, Rachel Gur-Arie, Nadav Davidovitch, Eran Kopel, Yael Glazer, Emilia Anis and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:63

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. In a recent IJHPR article, Schwartzberg and colleagues report on clinical and other specialty services offered by pharmacists in the community in Israel and in the international arena. The article covers examp...

    Authors: Anthony P. Morreale, Julie A. Groppi and Heather Ourth

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:62

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:59

  40. Health literacy is important for patients’ comprehension of the health and medical messages conveyed to them and their meaning for them so that they can better manage their health. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Michal Hochhauser, Michael Brusovansky, Maria Sirotin and Katerina Bronfman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:61

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. The Publisher has retracted this article [1] because it was published in this journal in error. This article is republished in BMC Health Services Research [2].

    Authors: Suhair Hussni Al-Ghabeesh and Haya Qattom

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:59

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:44

  42. Organizational language practice and policy are not neutral elements but reflect social and political power relations. The micro-level of working groups is subject to the influence of political conflicts and p...

    Authors: Yael Keshet and Ariela Popper-Giveon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:58

    Content type: Original research article

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  43. In recent years, it has become increasingly prevalent internationally to record and archive digital recordings of endoscopic procedures. This emerging documentation tool raises weighty educational, ethical and...

    Authors: Maya Peled-Raz, Nadav Willner, Dan Shteinberg, Keren Or-Chen and Tova Rainis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:57

    Content type: Original research article

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