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  1. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:50

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

  2. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:49

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Pharmaceutical disposal and the environmental fate of medication metabolites directly impacts the public’s health in two significant ways: accidental medication ingestion of pharmaceuticals that were not dispo...

    Authors: Eric D. Amster

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:58

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:48

  4. Content type: Commentary

    Social media has become a major platform for debates on science and health. This commentary argues that while social media can present challenges to communicating important health matters, it can also provide ...

    Authors: Graham Dixon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:57

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:34

  5. Content type: Original research article

    Worldwide, ambient air pollution accounts for around 3.7 million deaths annually. Measuring the burden of disease is important not just for advocacy but also is a first step towards carrying out a full cost-ut...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg, Ehud Kaliner and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

  6. Content type: Original research article

    The crude rate of early-onset Group B streptococcus disease (EOGBS) in Israel has been consistently under 0.5 for 1000 live births for the past 8 years. The Israeli Ministry of Health has adapted the risk fact...

    Authors: H. Sefty, A. Klivitsky, M. Bromberg, R. Dichtiar, M. Ben Ami, T. Shohat and A. Glatman-Freedman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:42

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  7. Content type: Original research article

    Social media can act as an important platform for debating, discussing, and disseminating information about vaccines. Our objectives were to map and describe the roles played by web-based mainstream media and ...

    Authors: Daniela Orr, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari and Keren Landsman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:34

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:57

  8. Content type: Commentary

    Efforts to mitigate health inequity are at the heart of health policy in Israel and in many developing countries seeking to advance toward universal health coverage. This commentary uses the conceptual framewo...

    Authors: Daniel Cotlear

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:56

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:19

  9. Content type: Original research article

    Parental hesitancy for recommended childhood vaccines is a growing public health concern influenced by various factors. This study aimed to explore regret regarding parental decisions to vaccinate their childr...

    Authors: Yaira Hamama-Raz, Eyal Ginossar-David and Menachem Ben-Ezra

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:55

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    Most couples enrolled in Assisted Reproductive Technologies’ (ART) treatments need to make decisions regarding embryo disposition, as they are asked to sign a consent form about embryo donation for research. B...

    Authors: Catarina Samorinha and Susana Silva

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:44

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:25

  11. Content type: Original research article

    The high number of IVF procedures performed in Israel has had an unforeseen consequence: accumulation of large amounts of surplus frozen embryos. After five years that the frozen embryos are kept for free, pat...

    Authors: Aviad Raz, Jonia Amer-Alshiek, Mor Goren-Margalit, Gal Jacobi, Alyssa Hochberg, Ami Amit, Foad Azem and Hadar Amir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:25

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:44

  12. Content type: Original research article

    Intravenous potassium chloride (IV KCl) solutions are widely used in hospitals for treatment of hypokalemia. As ampoules of concentrated KCL must be diluted before use, critical incidents have been associated ...

    Authors: Fanny Ofek, Racheli Magnezi, Yaffa Kurzweil, Inbal Gazit, Sofia Berkovitch and Orna Tal

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:30

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  13. Content type: Integrative article

    Large amounts of expired and unused medications accumulate in households. This potentially exposes the public to hazards due to uncontrolled use of medications. Most of the expired or unused medications that a...

    Authors: Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Tamar Berman, Itamar Grotto and Eyal Schwartzberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:48

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:58

  14. Content type: Commentary

    Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affects 1 % of all pregnant women and in western societies it is the most common cause for hospital admission during first trimester. The economic burden of the disease has barely b...

    Authors: Jone Trovik and Åse Vikanes

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:43

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    The National health insurance law enacted in 1995 did not include dental care in its basket of services. Dental care for children was first included in 2010, initially up till 8 years of age. The eligibility a...

    Authors: Lena Natapov, Avi Sasson and Shlomo P. Zusman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:26

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    Older adults are at high risk of developing multimorbidity, and the high levels of clinical and psychosocial complexity in this population pose special challenges for primary care physicians (PCPs). As a way t...

    Authors: Pei Chen and Michael A. Steinman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:46

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is characterized by severe intractable nausea and vomiting in pregnancy leading to electrolyte imbalance, ketonuria, and weight loss. The cause is unknown. This study sought to inve...

    Authors: Tom Konikoff, Tehila Avraham, Ella Ophir and Jacob Bornstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:39

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    Cancer drug expenditures have been increasing significantly in countries around the world. A recent paper in the IJHPR provides new knowledge and insights into this global phenomenon by analyzing how it is pla...

    Authors: Daniel A. Goldstein, Salomon M. Stemmer and Noa Gordon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:40

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  19. Content type: Integrative article

    We reviewed the existing programs for basic medical education (BME) in Israel as well as their output, since they are in a phase of reassessment and transition. The transition has been informed, in part, by ev...

    Authors: Shmuel Reis, Jacob Urkin, Rachel Nave, Rosalie Ber, Amitai Ziv, Orit Karnieli-Miller, Dafna Meitar, Peter Gilbey and Dror Mevorach

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:45

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    The World Health Organization Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) established the MPOWER policy package to provide practical country-level guidance on implementing effective policies to reduce smok...

    Authors: David Levy, David B. Abrams, Jeffrey Levy and Laura Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:41

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

  21. Content type: Original research article

    Modern drug therapy accounts for a major share of health expenditure and challenges public provider resources. The objective of our study was to compare drug expenditure trends for ten major drug classes over ...

    Authors: Yossef Lomnicky, Daniel Kurnik, Ronen Loebstein, Itzhak Katzir, Janet Vesterman-Landes and Nava Siegelmann-Danieli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:37

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  22. Content type: Integrative article

    The need for a national policy to mitigate health inequity has been recognized in scientific research and policy papers around the world. Despite the moral duty and the social, medical, and economic logic behi...

    Authors: Tuvia Horev and Shlomit Avni

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:19

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    To date, studies on the outcomes of a shared war reality among mental health professionals (MHPs) in southern Israel have focused only on those residing and working in Otef Gaza. The aim of this study is to de...

    Authors: Itay Pruginin, Dorit Segal-Engelchin, Richard Isralowitz and Alexander Reznik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:17

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    Recruitment and retention of a diverse ethnic workforce in healthcare settings contribute to the provision of culturally competent care in multicultural contexts. Nevertheless, the work experiences of ethnic m...

    Authors: Yael Keshet and Ariela Popper-Giveon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:18

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:33

  25. Content type: Commentary

    The literature in the area of the health workforce and societies in conflict encompasses a wide range of studies and potential directions. Lately, Keshet and Popper-Giveon reported on a study based on intervie...

    Authors: Daniella Arieli and Miriam J. Hirschfeld

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:33

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:18

  26. Content type: Commentary

    As Ellen et al. point out, there is room for improvement in knowledge transfer between academic research and policymaking. At the same time, retrospective analyses of health policy often identify research infl...

    Authors: Sherry Glied

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:31

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:24

  27. Content type: Commentary

    With vast improvements in healthcare in recent decades, people are living longer but often with higher rates of morbidity and chronic illnesses. This has resulted in a higher proportion of the population who m...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Laura Cummings and Peter Crome

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:28

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:6

  28. Content type: Commentary

    Participation in regular physical activity is associated with a multitude of benefits including a reduction in chronic disease and premature mortality, and improved quality of life. All segments of society nee...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Joy and Linda S. Pescatello

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:29

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:8

  29. Content type: Commentary

    Over the past 30 years, Israel has made great progress in attitudes and practices about smoking; probably nothing else has contributed more to the health of its population. Yet, a recent survey about a non-smo...

    Authors: Steven A. Schroeder

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:27

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:20

  30. Content type: Original research article

    The use of research evidence in health policymaking is an international challenge. Health systems, including that of Israel, are usually characterized by scarce resources and the necessity to make rapid policy...

    Authors: Moriah E. Ellen, Einav Horowitz, Sharona Vaknin and John N. Lavis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:24

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:31

  31. Content type: Research

    Although serious mental illneses are treated with both typical and atypical antipsychotic grugs, trends in their use in psychiatric inpatient population in Israel are unrecognized. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Alexander M. Ponizovsky, Eli Marom, Michal Ben-Laish, Igor Barash, Abraham Weizman and Eyal Schwartzberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:16

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    The use of online health services (henceforth, OHS) among middle-aged to older adults can make health-related actions more accessible to this population group as well as help reduce the burden on the health sy...

    Authors: Shosh Shahrabani and Yonathan Mizrachi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:15

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:22

  33. Content type: Commentary

    Patients are increasingly interacting with their healthcare system through online health services, such as patient portals and telehealth programs. Recently, Shabrabani and Mizrachi provided data outlining fac...

    Authors: Bradley H. Crotty and Warner V. Slack

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:22

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:15

  34. Content type: Commentary

    The proportion of women aged 40–44 undergoing IVF treatment covered by Maccabi Health Services increased between 2011 and 2014. Although age-specific birth rates did not substantially change over this time per...

    Authors: Evan R. Myers

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:23

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:14

  35. Content type: Commentary

    Many countries, including Israel, face health workforce challenges to meet the needs of their citizens, as chronic conditions increase. Provider shortages and geographical maldistribution are common. Increasin...

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier and Linda H. Aiken

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

  36. Content type: Original research article

    Establishing smoke-free environments is a major component of tobacco control policy. The introduction of a smoke-free policy in medical campuses may serve as a role model for other educational and health insti...

    Authors: Itamar Feldman, Milka Donchin and Hagai Levine

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:20

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:27

  37. Content type: Original research article

    It has become clear in recent years that a healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise is crucial for health maintenance. Nevertheless, most people do not exercise regularly. Physician intervention is benef...

    Authors: Robert D Hoffman, Ron Golan and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:8

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:29

  38. Content type: Original research article

    Among the challenges encountered during the care of patients at the end-of-life (EOL), eliciting preferences of patients with whom there is no ability to communicate is common and stressful for all those conce...

    Authors: Gideon Lifshitz, Matan J. Cohen, Hila Shmilovitz, Mayer Brezis, Amnon Lahad and Arie Ben-Yehuda

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:6

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:28

  39. Content type: Original research article

    Israel reports the world’s highest IVF cycles per capita. However, clinical outcome data of these treatments are scarce. In a previous publication, we summarized IVF results among Maccabi Healthcare Services m...

    Authors: Shahar Kol, Lucia Bergovoy Yellin, Yaakov Segal and Avi Porath

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:14

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:23

  40. Content type: Original research article

    Antipsychotic medications (APMs) are commonly prescribed in nursing homes (NHs) and their excessive use raises concerns about the quality of care. They are often seen as “chemical restraints”, and were shown t...

    Authors: Dvora Frankenthal, Gisele Zandman-Goddard, Yael Ben-Muvhar and Bat Sheva Porat-Katz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:12

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  41. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editors of Israel Journal of Health Policy Research would like to thank all reviewers, both external and Editorial Board Members, who have contributed to the journal in 2015, and whose valuable support contin...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:10

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    In a recent article in this journal Simon-Tuval, Horev and Kaplan argue that in order to improve the protection of consumers there might be a need to impose a threshold on the medical loss ratio (MLR) for volu...

    Authors: Wynand P.M.M. van de Ven

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:3

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:21