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  1. Content type: Original research article

    Regional variations in mortality can be used to study and assess differences in disease prevalence and factors leading to disease and mortality from different causes. To enable this comparison, it is important...

    Authors: Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron, Miriam Aburbeh, Inbal Weiss Salz, Yael Applbaum and Nehama F. Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:39

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:52

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    Due to the limited safety data available at the time that a new medication is first marketed, it is essential to continue the collection and monitoring of safety data about adverse drug reactions (ADRs) during...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Matitiahu Berkovitch, Dorit Dil Nahlieli, Joseph Nathan and Einat Gorelik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:29

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    ‘Out of Hours Surgery Service’ (OHSS) was implemented in Israel, amongst other reasons, in order to reduce the time interval between hospital admission and surgery and consequently improve outcomes. The OHSS i...

    Authors: Yaniv Keren, Sybil Sailofsky, Doron Keshet and Michal Barak

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:64

  4. Content type: Commentary

    Youth drinking is linked with acute harms and Emergency Departments (ED) are places where some of these harms become apparent. This commentary argues that there is a clear case for routinely monitoring alcohol...

    Authors: John Larsen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:41

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:34

  5. Content type: Commentary

    As coverage is expanded in health systems that rely on consumers to choose health insurance plans that best meet their needs, interest in whether consumers possess sufficient understanding of health insurance ...

    Authors: Andrew J. Barnes and Yaniv Hanoch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:40

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:12

  6. Content type: Commentary

    When making recommendations about the public funding of new health technologies, policy makers typically pay close attention to quantitative evidence about the comparative effectiveness, cost effectiveness and...

    Authors: Richard Cookson and Andrew J. Mirelman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:38

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  7. Content type: Original research article

    Two vaccines against sexually transmitted infections are included in many national vaccination programs: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccine and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. The trajectories of the impleme...

    Authors: Baruch Velan and Yaacov Yadgar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:30

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:56

  8. Content type: Original research article

    Alcohol use is a major preventable public health problem with serious health and social consequences especially among youth. In Israel, alcohol use has become an emerging problem during the last decade, and it...

    Authors: Daphna Levinson, Paola Rosca, Doron Vilner, Idit Brimberg, Yael Stall and Ayelet Rimon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:34

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:41

  9. Content type: Commentary

    In a recently published IJHPR article, Cohen and Horev ask whether an individual who holds rightful governmental power is able to effectively “challenge the equilibrium” in ways that might “clash with the goal...

    Authors: Burton L. Edelstein and William R. Maas

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:37

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:24

  10. Content type: Commentary

    Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The survival rates are poor and even more frustrating are the rates of neurologically favorable outcomes at hospital disc...

    Authors: Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:36

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:22

  11. Content type: Original research article

    Patients experiencing pre-arrest symptoms may first refer to their primary care physician. The study's aim was to determine the likelihood that a patient undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will receive ...

    Authors: Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman and Eliezer Alkalay

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:22

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:36

  12. Content type: Commentary

    Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) as a consultative service for older adults with complex medical and psychosocial challenges has existed for decades. However, studies have often showed inconsistent acc...

    Authors: Laura K. Byerly and G. Michael Harper

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:33

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:7

  13. Content type: Original research article

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of hospital admissions and readmissions in the Western world. However, the burden of ambulatory care has not been as well investigated. The object...

    Authors: Lori D. Bash, Dahlia Weitzman, Robert O. Blaustein, Ofer Sharon, Varda Shalev and Gabriel Chodick

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:26

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    In Israel today, there are 420,200 Israelis diagnosed with diabetes, and every year, Israelis sustain thousands of diabetes-related deaths and tens of thousands of diabetes-related amputations. As such, in Isr...

    Authors: Dean Schillinger and James G. Kahn

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:32

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

  15. Content type: Original research article

    Israeli policymakers have expressed serious concerns about being able to meet the growing demand for physician services. For this reason, the Israel Ministry of Health (MoH) undertook studies based on 2008 and...

    Authors: Pamela Kuflik Horowitz, Annarosa Anat Shemesh and Tuvia Horev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

  16. Content type: Commentary

    The recent IJHPR article by Schwartzberg and colleagues presents new data on the growing problem of prescription drug shortages. Resolving shortages typically involves many participants: government, industry, ...

    Authors: Eric Efraim Katz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:28

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:17

  17. Content type: Original research article

    Prioritization of medical technologies requires a multi-dimensional view. Often, conflicting equity and efficiency criteria should be reconciled. The most dramatic manifestation of such conflict is in the prio...

    Authors: Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:20

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    Can the entry of a policy entrepreneur challenge the equilibrium of a policy network and promote changes that might clash with the goals of powerful civil-servants and/or interest groups and, if so, why and ho...

    Authors: Nissim Cohen and Tuvia Horev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:24

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:37

  19. Content type: Integrative article

    There is on ongoing debate in the literature regarding the real burden of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Western countries and the proper strategies needed to estimate and to prevent them. Our purpo...

    Authors: Daniel Chemtob, Dan Gandacu, Zohar Mor, Itamar Grotto, Emilia Anis and Elliot Rosenberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

  20. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary, in response to the paper by Boas et al [IJPHR December 2016], considers some of the wider ethical, cultural and practical factors that may influence the official response of a polio-free natio...

    Authors: Fiona M. Sim

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:21

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:64

  21. Content type: Original research article

    Pharmaceutical drug shortages (DSs) are a global problem which presents challenges to countries around the world. Shortages of pharmaceutical products may have a direct detrimental impact on public health and ...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Denize Ainbinder, Alla Vishkauzan and Ronni Gamzu

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:17

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:28

  22. Content type: Meeting report

    Medical professionalism refers to attributes, values, behaviors, responsibilities and commitments of physicians that are congruent with the public’s expectations. An international workshop on medical professio...

    Authors: Ora Paltiel, Lior Lowenstein, Jonathan Demma and Orly Manor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:19

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    There is a traditional tension in public policy between the maximization of welfare from given resources (efficiency) and considerations related to the distribution of welfare among the population and to socia...

    Authors: Amir Shmueli, Ofra Golan, Francesco Paolucci and Emmanouil Mentzakis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:18

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    Patient non-attendance is an expensive and persistent problem worldwide with rates between 5–39% reported in the literature. The objective of the study was to assess whether there is a higher incidence of non-...

    Authors: Motti Ratmansky, Nitzan Hai, Tzion Schlossberg, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch and Avraham Schweiger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:11

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  25. Content type: Commentary

    Many types of organisation are difficult to change, mainly due to structural, cultural and contextual barriers. Change in public hospitals is arguably even more problematic than in other types of hospitals, du...

    Authors: J. Braithwaite, J. Westbrook, E. Coiera, W. B. Runciman, R. Day, K. Hillman and J. Herkes

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:16

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:8

  26. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Sean Cahill and Timothy Wang

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:15

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

  27. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Alison Rein and Lisa A. Simpson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:14

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

  28. Content type: Integrative article

    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...

    Authors: Nigel Edwards and Richard B. Saltman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:8

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

  29. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Asa Kasher

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:13

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

  30. Content type: Original research article

    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) ...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:12

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    Despite widespread agreement that nursing homes’ use of antipsychotic medications for residents without specific psychiatric diagnoses is a marker of poor quality of care, prevalence remains high. Additionally...

    Authors: Rosa R. Baier and Vincent Mor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:5

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    Medical practice variation refers to differences in health service utilization among regions in the same country. It is used as a tool for studying health inequities.

    Authors: Joseph Mendlovic, Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron and Arnon Afek

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:4

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  33. Content type: Integrative article

    The perceived health status indicator included in the OECD Health Statistics suffers from severe methodological limitations related to data collection. Furthermore, this indicator is also included in the OECD'...

    Authors: Baruch Levi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:2

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

  34. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

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

  35. Content type: Editorial

    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...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:65

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Hagai Boas, Anat Rosenthal and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:64

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

  37. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Samet

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

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

  38. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:61

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  39. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

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

  40. Content type: Integrative article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:59

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  41. Content type: Original research article

    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.

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:51

  42. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:53

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

  43. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:35

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:37