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  1. Content type: Commentary

    The decision to have an amniocentesis entails a trade-off between a risk of procedure associated miscarriage and the benefit of obtaining diagnostic information to identify Down syndrome or other chromosomal a...

    Authors: Lisa Soleymani Lehmann

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:4

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  2. Content type: Integrative article

    Vaccine hesitancy is an emerging term in the socio-medical literature which describes an approach to vaccine decision making. It recognizes that there is a continuum between full acceptance and outright refusa...

    Authors: Dewesh Kumar, Rahul Chandra, Medha Mathur, Saurabh Samdariya and Neelesh Kapoor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:2

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    In recent years, China’s healthcare reforms and related studies have drawn particular global attention. The main objective of this study is to evaluate quantitatively the publication trends and collaboration p...

    Authors: Kai Chen, Qiang Yao, Ju Sun, Zhi-fei He, Lan Yao and Zhi-yong Liu

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:1

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    Private health expenditure in systems of national health insurance has raised concern in many countries. The concern is mainly about the accessibility of care to the poor and the sick, and inequality in use an...

    Authors: Esti Engelchin-Nissan and Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:45

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  5. Content type: Original research article

    Concern is growing over serious shortages in the nursing workforce and imbalance between supply and demand. Projections indicate that the demand for the nursing workforce will increase due to the aging populat...

    Authors: Nurit Nirel, Orli Grinstien-Cohen, Yonatan Eyal, Hadar Samuel and Assaf Ben-Shoham

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:46

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    Individuals, families, health plans and governments are struggling with the growing importance of managing chronic, non-communicable diseases. People in many countries are living longer and thus are facing man...

    Authors: Donald F. Downing

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:62

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  7. Content type: Integrative article

    Pharmacy prescribing policy in Israel has been negotiated and changed in recent years in order to improve patient treatment and access to medicines, and reduce national health insurance costs by allowing pharm...

    Authors: Hila Yariv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:49

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Two important considerations arise from this IJHPR article from Zimmerman and colleagues. First, is the question regarding what can be considered a “common” procedure in primary care and whether the designatio...

    Authors: Gary L. Freed

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:57

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Definitions of social accountability describe the obligation of medical schools to direct education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the population they serve...

    Authors: Nicholas Leigh-Hunt, Laura Stroud, Deborah Murdoch Eaton and Mary Rudolf

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:48

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Pediatric primary care is the cornerstone of health care services for children. Performance of common office procedures is an integral part of primary care. Ideally, the community-based primary care pediatrici...

    Authors: Deena R. Zimmerman, Yona Amitai, Zahi Grossman and Chen Stein-Zamir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:50

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    Energy drink consumption among youth is increasing despite recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics to eliminate consumption by youth. This study provides information on consumption of energy drin...

    Authors: Racheli Magnezi, Lisa Carroll Bergman, Haya Grinvald-Fogel and Herman Avner Cohen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:55

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  12. Content type: Integrative article

    Surrogate decision making is common in public healthcare worldwide. In Israel any incompetent adult patient requires a Legal Guardian (LG), appointed by the court, for approval of invasive none-life saving pro...

    Authors: Michael Kuniavsky, Ilana Kadmon and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:59

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    In pandemic situations, primary care providers may be involved in a variety of roles related to disease surveillance, diagnosis and treatment, prevention, and patient education. This commentary describes the c...

    Authors: Sarah J. Clark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

  14. Content type: Original research article

    Family history is considered an essential, obligatory part of the primary physician’s intake interview. Including coded FH in a unified medical file can save expensive genetic tests and detect the early onset ...

    Authors: Ronit Endevelt, Iris Goren, Tal Sela and Varda Shalev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:60

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Recently published analyses showed that computed tomography (CT) scans in pediatric patients are associated with increased risk of radiation-related cancer. These analyses were based on data collected both fro...

    Authors: Gabriel Chodick, Moran Levin, Ruth A. Kleinerman, Michael Shwarz, Varda Shalev, Shai Ashkenazi and Gad Horev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:33

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    ED crowding is a prevalent and important issue facing hospitals in Israel and around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. ED crowding is associated with poorer qual...

    Authors: Jesse M. Pines and Steven L. Bernstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:52

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    During the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic, the main burden of the patient management fell on primary care physicians (PCPs), and they were the principal implementers of pandemic policies. Broad involvement of PCPs in th...

    Authors: Marina Kunin, Dan Engelhard, Shane Thomas, Mark Ashworth and Leon Piterman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

  18. Content type: Original research article

    Length of stay (LOS) is considered a key measure of emergency department throughput, and from the perspective of the patient, it is perceived as a measure of healthcare service quality. Prolonged LOS can be ca...

    Authors: Osnat Bashkin, Sigalit Caspi, Rachel Haligoa, Sari Mizrahi and Ruth Stalnikowicz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:38

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Electrophysical agents (EPAs), including electrotherapy, are important components of patient/client management. A recent study by Springer et al. has elucidated the pattern of use and factors in clinical decis...

    Authors: David M. Selkowitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:54

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    It has been recently reported that the preparedness of the Israeli public to a war scenario is mediocre. These findings suggest a need to study the psychosocial mechanisms behind individual motivation to engag...

    Authors: Moran Bodas, Maya Siman-Tov, Shulamith Kreitler and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:35

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  21. Content type: Original research article

    The age-adjusted mortality rate in Israel is low compared to most Western countries although mortality rates from diabetes and renal failure in Israel are amongst the highest, while those from cardiovascular d...

    Authors: Nehama Goldberger, Yael Applbaum, Jill Meron and Ziona Haklai

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:31

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  22. Content type: Integrative article

    A 2014 external review of medical schools in Israel identified several issues of importance to the nation’s health. This paper focuses on three inter-related policy-relevant topics: planning the physician and ...

    Authors: Stephen C. Schoenbaum, Peter Crome, Raymond H. Curry, Elliot S. Gershon, Shimon M. Glick, David R. Katz, Ora Paltiel and Jo Shapiro

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:37

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    A lack of respect between nursing and medical disciplines can lead to a lack of trust and disruptive behaviors that are a significant part of the culture of health care today. In order to ensure the best care ...

    Authors: Erin S. DuPree

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:51

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    Disruptive behavior among hospital staff can negatively affect quality of care. Motivated by a standard on disruptive behavior issued by The Joint Commission (LD 3.10), as well as the desire to improve patient...

    Authors: Talia Berman-Kishony and Shifra Shvarts

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:26

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  25. Content type: Original research article

    In recent years, an increasing number of care procedures previously under the physician’s authority have been placed in the hands of registered nurses. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of...

    Authors: Hana Kerzman, Dina Van Dijk, Limor Eizenberg, Rut Khaikin, Shoshi Phridman, Maya Siman-Tov and Shoshi Goldberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:19

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    There is a chronic shortage of anesthesiologists in Israel. The study by Cohen et al. suggests that a marketing campaign may be one method of addressing this shortage. This commentary argues for a more comprehens...

    Authors: Michael C. Lewis and Gilbert J. Grant

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:44

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  27. Content type: Original research article

    A primary goal of amniocentesis is the detection of trisomy 21 (Down syndrome- DS) in the fetus. This procedure involves a small risk of miscarriage. As the risk of DS increases with maternal age, screening te...

    Authors: Julia Grinshpun-Cohen, Talya Miron-Shatz, Michal Berkenstet and Elon Pras

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:23

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  28. Content type: Integrative article

    The use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in health systems is increasing worldwide. While it is assumed that ICT holds great potential to make health services more efficient and grant patient...

    Authors: Gabriel Catan, Rita Espanha, Rita Veloso Mendes, Orly Toren and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:41

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  29. Content type: Original research article

    Studies performed in high-HIV prevalence countries showed a strong epidemiological association between male circumcision (MC) and the prevention of HIV transmission. We estimated the potential impact of MC on ...

    Authors: Daniel Chemtob, Eline Op de Coul, Ard van Sighem, Zohar Mor, Françoise Cazein and Caroline Semaille

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:36

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  30. Content type: Integrative article

    Emergency and disaster situations such as war or terrorism can leave a devastating impact on the mental well-being of victimized populations. In Israel, the civilian aspects of trauma-related mental distress w...

    Authors: Moran Bodas, Bella Ben-Gershon, Zohar Rubinstein, Tal Bergman-Levy and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:25

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  31. Content type: Original research article

    The demand for endocrinology services is growing worldwide, particularly among minority and underserved populations, mainly due to the rapid global increase of diabetes. The medical education of endocrinologis...

    Authors: Anat Jaffe, Aviva Yoselis and Liana Tripto-Shkolnik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:28

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  32. Content type: Commentary

    There is growing recognition that critical decisions concerning investments in new health care technologies and services should incorporate society’s values along with the scientific evidence. From a normative...

    Authors: Stuart J Peacock

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:29

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  33. Content type: Original research article

    Electro-physical agents (EPAs) are fundamental components in the management arsenal of physiotherapy. The objective of this study was to provide a comprehensive understanding of the factors affecting the decis...

    Authors: Shmuel Springer, Yocheved Laufer and Michal Elboim-Gabyzon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:14

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  34. Content type: Original research article

    A 2005 survey led by the Israeli Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) found that large parts of the Israeli public are not familiar with the profession of anesthesia. The ISA has subsequently been conducting a p...

    Authors: Barak Cohen, Daniel Ogorek, Stanislav Oifa, Anat Cattan and Idit Matot

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:16

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  35. Content type: Commentary

    Richard Saltman suggests that solidarity, a cherished notion at the heart of West European health care systems is being reconsidered in the light of today’s austere economic conditions. Solidarity, he argues, ...

    Authors: Lawrence D. Brown and David P. Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:27

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    Consideration and better understanding of patients’ needs on the part of the healthcare system might help increase the number of people seeking necessary medical care. Many studies have been conducted on patie...

    Authors: Jonia Amer-Alshiek, Tahani Alshiek, Yifat Amir Levy, Foad Azem, Ami Amit and Hadar Amir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:13

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  37. Content type: Original research article

    In 01/2011 Clalit Health Services (CHS), changed the LDL-Cholesterol target definitions in its quality indicators program, from a universal target to values stratified by risk assessment based on ATP III crite...

    Authors: Shlomo Vinker, Haim Bitterman, Doron Comaneshter and Arnon D Cohen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:20

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  38. Content type: Original research article

    Many stakeholders have little or no confidence in the ability of the public to express their opinions on health policy issues. The claim often arises that lay people prioritize according to their own personal ...

    Authors: Giora Kaplan and Orna Baron-Epel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:15

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