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  1. Telecare is increasingly recognized as an essential tool for a contemporary twenty-first century health care system even though the evidence is still emerging on its effectiveness. The need to find delivery mo...

    Authors: Karen B. DeSalvo and Christine Petrin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

  2. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions save lives and improve health; however, unnecessary transfusion practice exposes patients to immediate and long-term negative consequences. Indirect consequences of unnecessar...

    Authors: Shoshana Revel-Vilk and Mira Naamad

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:8

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:49

  3. International comparisons of health systems are frequently used to inform national health policy debates. These comparisons can be used to gauge areas of strength and weakness in a health system, and to find p...

    Authors: Peter S. Hussey and Maria O. Edelen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:5

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:2

  4. This commentary on the paper by Gottlieb et al. [IJPHR November 2017] expands the discussion of the community-based participatory research approach, which is based on equal partnership between researchers and ...

    Authors: Ifat Vainer and Tamy Shohat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:7

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

  5. Studies on hospital violence have emphasized the importance of staff- service recipient interaction in leading to violent incidents. These incidents are the extreme result of service recipients’ frustration an...

    Authors: Simha F. Landau, Judy Bendalak, Gila Amitay and Ohad Marcus

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:6

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:39

  6. Avisar et al. present an exemplary model for outreach aimed at ensuring that a maximum of patients eligible for expensive Hepatitis C (HPC) drugs receive treatment. We enlarge the picture to put their model in...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:3

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:46

  7. The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to vaccinate children with OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine). Shelly Kamin-Friedman explored the legal and ethical dimensions of...

    Authors: Lawrence O. Gostin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:4

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

  8. As in much of the world, mental health law in Israel has evolved over the past half-century toward greater protection of patients’ liberty and an increased emphasis on due process. Part of that process in Isra...

    Authors: Abhishek Jain and Paul S. Appelbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:2

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

  9. In Israel, approximately one-third of the country’s nurses work in community settings – primarily as salaried employees in Israel’s four non-profit health plans. Many health system leaders believe that the rol...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Bruce Rosen and Miriam Hirschfeld

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:69

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:64

  10. A significant percentage of red blood cell transfusions are inappropriately overused. This study investigated physicians from the western Galilee in terms of their knowledge of transfusion medicine as a potent...

    Authors: Roni Rahav Koren, Celia Suriu, Orly Yakir, Luiza Akria, Masad Barhoum and Andrei Braester

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:49

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:8

  11. In 2012, Maccabi Healthcare Services founded Maccabi Telecare Center (MTC), a multi-disciplinary healthcare service providing telemedical care to complex chronic patients. The current paper describes the estab...

    Authors: Avi Porath, Angela Irony, Avital Segal Borobick, Shuruk Nasser, Ateret Malachi, Naama Fund and Galit Kaufman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

  12. Seeking a second-opinion (SO) is a common clinical practice that can optimize treatment and reduce unnecessary procedures and risks. We aim to characterize the composition of the population of SO seekers, thei...

    Authors: Liora Shmueli, Nadav Davidovitch, Joseph S. Pliskin, Ran D. Balicer, Igal Hekselman and Geva Greenfield

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:67

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:12

  13. There is extensive evidence that the role of nurse coordinators is beneficial for patients. Nurse coordinators are more available to patients compared to general registered nurses, know better to control sympt...

    Authors: Liza Monas, Orly Toren, Beatrice Uziely and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:66

    Content type: Original research article

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  14. New ways of thinking about medicine and health care demand new methods in medical education. Over the past two decades, as both the practice and the study of medicine have become increasingly concerned with de...

    Authors: Raymond H. Curry

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

  15. Quality measures are widely used globally in order to measure clinical performance and organizational efficiency of the healthcare systems. However, in a race to achieve certain numerically defined goal, the m...

    Authors: Kobi Peleg, Michael Rozenfeld and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:64

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

  16. Non-adherence to medication regimens is a major issue that can negatively impact patient health and wastes health care system resources. This commentary considers whether approaches to strategies undertaken in...

    Authors: Nigel S. B. Rawson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

  17. Care at the end-of-life has attracted global attention, as health care workers struggle with balancing cure based care with end-of-life care, and knowing when to transition from the former to the latter. Simul...

    Authors: Jane M. Gannon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

  18. Israel hosts approximately 50,000 asylum seekers, most of them from Eritrea. Exclusive policies restrict their access to healthcare. In 2013, local activists partnered with Eritrean asylum seekers to assess he...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Tomer Weinstein, Jonah Mink, Habtom M. Ghebrezghiabher, Zebib Sultan and Rachel Reichlin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

    Content type: Original research article

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

  19. The purpose of this study was to assess ethnic differences in Emergency Department (ED) waiting times between Jewish and Arab children in a tertiary childrens’ hospital in Israel.

    Authors: Oren Feldman, Raviv Allon, Ronit Leiba and Itai Shavit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:60

    Content type: Short communication

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  20. By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that two-thirds of all diseases worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Physicians often do not counsel patients about healthy behaviors, and lack of ...

    Authors: Rani Polak, Adi Finkelstein, Tom Axelrod, Marie Dacey, Matan Cohen, Dennis Muscato, Avi Shariv, Naama W Constantini and Mayer Brezis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

  21. Simulation-based training improves residents’ skills for end-of-life (EOL) care. In the field, staff providers play a significant role in handling those situations and in shaping practice by role modeling. We ...

    Authors: Mayer Brezis, Yael Lahat, Meir Frankel, Alan Rubinov, Davina Bohm, Matan J Cohen, Meni Koslowsky, Orit Shalomson, Charles L Sprung, Henia Perry-Mezare, Rina Yahalom and Amitai Ziv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

  22. Violence against medical personnel is unexpected in hospitals which are devoted to healing, and yet, it is frequent and of concern in the health system. Little is known about the factors that lead to hospital ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, David Chinitz, Zvi Stern and Paula Feder-Bubis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:59

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to decide that children who had been vaccinated with IPV would also be vaccinated with OPV. The decision sought to prot...

    Authors: Shelly Kamin-Friedman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

    Content type: Integrative article

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  24. The Israel Mental Health Act of 1991 stipulates a process for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (IPH). A patient thus hospitalized may be discharged by either the treating psychiatrist (TP) or the distri...

    Authors: Daniel Argo, Igor Barash, Gadi Lubin and Moshe Z. Abramowitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:2

  25. Studies have shown health care disparities among persons of minority status, including in countries with universal health care. Yet, a dearth of studies have addressed disparities resulting from the combined e...

    Authors: Gilad Gal, Hanan Munitz and Itzhak Levav

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:47

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  26. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination holds great promise for drastically reducing the incidence of HPV-associated cancers of the genital tract, and possibly also certain head and neck cancers. Unfortunately,...

    Authors: Amanda F. Dempsey

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:56

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:30

  27. Every country struggles with how best to meet the demand for health care services with the available resources. This commentary offers a perspective on the Israeli physician workforce and the analyses of Horow...

    Authors: Lewis G. Sandy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

  28. The frequency of visiting primary care providers and the duration of those visits varies substantially by patient demographics and across different developed countries. The significance of a cumulative measure...

    Authors: Andrew D. Racine

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

  29. Preventative health services are a pediatric health care cornerstone, which strives to promote health and prevent illness and injury. In Israel, Maternal Child Health Clinics (MCHC) provide these well child se...

    Authors: Chen Stein-Zamir, Hannah Shoob and Deena R. Zimmerman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:53

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:62

  30. Using an ecological study design, Gordon et al. (Isr J Health Policy Res 6:39, 2017) demonstrate variations in mortality patterns across districts and sub-districts of Israel during 2008–2013.

    Authors: Yehuda Neumark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:52

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:39

  31. An article in this journal in 2016 demonstrated that smoking prevalence among Arab men in Israel is greater than among their Jewish counterparts born in Israel, while the reverse is true among Arab and Jewish ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Blumenthal

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:51

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

  32. The correct and rational use of medications can have a positive direct impact on disease outcomes, as well on the utilization of the health system resources. Unfortunately, 50% of the patients do not take thei...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Itamar Grotto and Eli Marom

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

  33. In January 2015, the first interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was approved for inclusion in Israel’s national basket of health services. During ...

    Authors: Nitzan Avisar, Yael Heller, Clara Weil, Aviva Ben-Baruch, Shani Potesman-Yona, Ran Oren, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev and Nachman Ash

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:46

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:3

  34. The Israeli National Health Insurance Law was amended in 2010 to require the disclosure of payments above 2500 NIS from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to medical personnel and organizations. We examined if the...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and Ariel Yankellevich

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:45

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:25

  35. Sexual health is an important global public health concern. Planning effective strategies to improve sexual health requires a high degree of attention to the local epidemiological trends and cultural context w...

    Authors: Charmaine Gauci and Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

  36. Worldwide, there is a widespread and disturbing pattern of violence towards healthcare workers. However, violent occurrences in Israeli hospitals have often been unrecognized and underreported. Moreover, most ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, Revital Zelker, Zvi Stern and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:15

  37. Most of the research on primary care workload has focused on the number of visits or the average duration of visits to a primary care physician (PCP) and their effect on the quality of medical care. However, t...

    Authors: Talya A. Nathan, Arnon D. Cohen and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54

  38. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  39. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:54

  40. ‘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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  41. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  42. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  43. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  45. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  46. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  47. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  48. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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