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  1. Home care workers work in an isolated environment, with limited supervision and guidance which makes them more prone to abuse and exploitation. While past research focused mostly on the well-being of care reci...

    Authors: Ohad Green and Liat Ayalon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:32

    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 7:51

  2. In a recent IJHPR article, Dankner et al. describe a reform in one longitudinal strand within Basic Medical Education i.e.“ public health and preventive medicine curriculum” using a Competency Based Medical Ed...

    Authors: Shmuel Reis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:30

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:13

  3. In view of increasing global and local trends in population ageing and the high healthcare utilization rates among the elderly, this study assesses the quality of primary care provided to the elderly populatio...

    Authors: Rachel Podell, Vered Kaufman Shriqui, Yael Wolff Sagy, Orly Manor and Arie Ben-Yehuda

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:21

    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 7:46

  4. By law, the provision of medical treatment to minors in the State of Israel is conditional upon the consent of their parents. In 2004, the Head of the Medical Administration Unit in the Ministry of Health issu...

    Authors: Maya Peled-Raz, Michal Perl and Manfred S. Green

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:29

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:41

  5. The greatest challenges facing healthcare systems include ensuring a sufficient supply of primary care physicians and physicians willing to work in rural or peripheral areas. Especially challenging is enticing...

    Authors: Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Alexander Avidan, Uriel Elchalal and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:28

    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 7:57

  6. Frailty is associated with poorer quality of life and higher healthcare utilization and spending. Despite its importance, no clear consensus exists on the definition of frailty. The recent IJHPR article by Buc...

    Authors: Shannon Wu and Bruce Leff

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:27

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:18

  7. The complex nature of studying health and healthcare disparities in general, and in the context of the Israeli healthcare system in particular, is depicted in two recent IJHPR articles. The first examines Emer...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:60

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:47

  8. Nissanholtz-Gannot and Yenkellevich (NGY) explore the impact of a 2010 amendment to the Israeli National Health Insurance Law that requires annual reporting of payments from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to d...

    Authors: Ronen Avraham and Charles Silver

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:25

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:45

  9. The need for dental treatments, especially those related to dental caries, may be associated with and influenced by a wide range of demographic variables. The aim of this study was to describe caries related t...

    Authors: Dan Henry Levy, Alon Livny, Harold Sgan-Cohen and Nirit Yavnai

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:24

    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 8:40

  10. Over the past 20 years, the young-adult backpacking trip has emerged as a significant social phenomenon in Israeli society. This has received attention from scholars specializing in anthropology and tourism re...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:23

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:65

  11. In Israel, as in other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, performance measurement is a key public health strategy in monitoring and improving population health outcomes. The Isra...

    Authors: Leonard M. Pogach and David C. Aron

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:22

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:10

  12. Israeli medical school classes include a number of student subgroups. Therefore, interventions aimed at recruiting medical students to the various specialties should to be tailored to each subgroup.

    Authors: Alexander Avidan, Charles Weissman, Uriel Elchalal, Howard Tandeter and Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:20

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. Increasing longevity presents new social and medical challenges in developed countries. The prevalence of frailty is of interest because of its association with health prognosis and outcomes, but so far there ...

    Authors: Assaf Buch, Lital Keinan-Boker, Yitshal Berner, Eli Carmeli, Rebecca Goldsmith and Naftali Stern

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:18

    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 7:27

  14. Critically-injured children are frequently treated by providers who lack specialty pediatric training in facilities that have not been modified for the care of children. We set out to understand the attitudes ...

    Authors: Raya Madar, Bruria Adini, David Greenberg, Yehezkel Waisman and Avishay Goldberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:12

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. The emergency department (ED) setting is an environment where children may experience intense physical pain and emotional stress.

    Authors: Tali Capua, Zohar Bar Kama and Ayelet Rimon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:17

    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 8:35

  16. Care of pregnant women with concurrent medical conditions can be optimized by multidisciplinary antenatal management. In the current study we describe women with concurrent medical conditions who attended our ...

    Authors: Carolyn F. Weiniger, Sharon Einav, Uriel Elchalal, Vladislav Ozerski, Daniel Shatalin, Alexander Ioscovich and Yehuda Ginosar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:16

    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 7:53

  17. In 2008, responding to a widening gap between need and availability of transplant organs, Israel’s Ministry of Health adopted a program of incentivized cadaveric organ donation. The Organ Transplant Law reward...

    Authors: Corinne Berzon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:11

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:45

  18. A recent study of patient violence toward hospital physicians and nurses offers a welcome perspective in its classifying of aggressive behaviors as workplace violence. While patients and families are widely re...

    Authors: Sharone Bar-David

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:15

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

  19. Health disparities are a persistent problem in many high-income countries. Health policymakers recognize the need to develop systematic methods for documenting and tracking these disparities in order to reduce...

    Authors: Kathleen Abu-Saad, Shlomit Avni and Ofra Kalter-Leibovici

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:14

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:37

  20. There is increasing agreement among medical educators regarding the importance of improving the integration between public health and clinical education, understanding and implementation of epidemiological met...

    Authors: Rachel Dankner, Uri Gabbay, Leonard Leibovici, Maya Sadeh and Siegal Sadetzki

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:13

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:30

  21. In Israel, there is a shortage of family medicine (FM) specialists that is occasioned by a shortage of students pursuing a FM career.

    Authors: Sody Naimer, Yan Press, Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Yoram G. Weiss and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:1

    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 7:52

  22. Israel is one of the few countries that have a national program for quality assessment of community healthcare. We aimed to evaluate whether improved performance in diabetes care was associated with improved h...

    Authors: Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Michal Cohen-Dadi, Dana Opas, Dena H. Jaffe, Jacob Levine, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel and Orly Manor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:10

    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 7:22

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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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  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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