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  1. Early professional care in emergencies is beneficial in general and its utility has been proven in many studies, particularly in regard to out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest. A person in distress can expec...

    Authors: Michael Khalemsky, David G. Schwartz, Raphael Herbst and Eli Jaffe
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:11
  2. Studies of emergency department (ED) visits for non-traumatic dental conditions (NTDCs) have been carried out in the USA and Canada. In Israel, there is a shortage of such studies. In the current retrospective...

    Authors: Leon Bilder, Jacob Horwitz, Hadar Zigdon-Giladi and Zvi Gutmacher
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:26
  3. After decades of constant increase in HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM), a gradual decrease has been reported in recent years. Timely detection of HIV leads to early treatment and behavioral ...

    Authors: Dor Atias, Hagai Levine, Hila Elinav, Michele Haouzi-Bashan, Yotam Lior and Zohar Mor
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:10
  4. Continuity of care between the community and hospital is considered of prime importance for quality of care and patient satisfaction, and for trust in the medical system. In a unique model of continuity of car...

    Authors: Moshe Y. Flugelman, Ronen Jaffe, Gil Luria and Dana Yagil
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:7

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:21

  5. 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
  6. The impact of oral health inequalities on one’s ability to maintain good oral health is cumulative throughout life and accentuated in older age groups. While studies on factors influencing the decisions made b...

    Authors: Elaine O. C. Cardoso and Howard C. Tenenbaum
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:24

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:43

  7. Illicit performance-enhancing substances are used mostly by athletes to enhance performance in sports, and by bodybuilders to gain muscle and body mass. Among performance-enhancing substances, the most common ...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach, Ronny Berkovitz and Barak Shapira
    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:14
  8. 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
  9. 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

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

  10. 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

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

  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

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

  15. 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

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:21

  16. 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

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

  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

    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

  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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

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

  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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

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

  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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

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

  33. 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

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

  34. 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

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

  35. 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

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

  36. 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

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

  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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

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

  41. 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
  42. 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