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  1. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  7. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  11. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  12. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  13. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  14. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  15. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  16. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  17. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  20. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  21. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  22. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  23. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  24. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  25. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  26. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  28. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  29. Many countries around the world have integrated various types of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into their healthcare systems. The main motivating factors for recognizing and developing APPs worldwide incl...

    Authors: Eliana Marcus Aaron and Caryn Scheinberg Andrews

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

  30. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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