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  1. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  5. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. Israel is experiencing a shortage of both physicians and nurses in a number of specialties, including neonatal intensive care. Inadequate hospital staffing and high patient demand contribute to the blurring of...

    Authors: Sunny G. Hallowell and Barbara Medoff-Cooper

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:24

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  26. The growth of the private health insurance sector in Western countries, which is characterized by information deficiencies and limited competition, necessitates the implementation of effective regulatory tools...

    Authors: Tzahit Simon-Tuval, Tuvia Horev and Giora Kaplan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:21

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:3

  27. Tobacco is the only consumer product known to kill half of its users, and is a significant cause of death and disability to exposed nonsmokers. This presents a unique conundrum for modern democracies, which em...

    Authors: Laura J Rosen and Maya Peled-Raz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:12

    Content type: Integrative article

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  28. An intersectionality approach that addresses the non-additive influences of social categories and power structures, such as gender and ethnicity, is used as a research paradigm to further understanding the com...

    Authors: Yael Keshet, Ariela Popper-Giveon and Ido Liberman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:18

    Content type: Original research article

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  29. EMR use during medical visits has been found to distract physicians and negatively influence their ability to deliver patient-centered care. In this issue, Assis-Hassid and colleagues propose a redress of this...

    Authors: Debra L Roter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. A collaboration of medical professionals with economists and computer scientists involved in “market design” had led to the redesign of the clearinghouse assigning medical students to internships in Israel. Th...

    Authors: Alvin E Roth and Ran I Shorrer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Physicians in Israel are required to do an internship in an accredited hospital upon completion of the medical studies, and prior to receiving the medical license. For most students, the assignment is determin...

    Authors: Slava Bronfman, Avinatan Hassidim, Arnon Afek, Assaf Romm, Rony Shreberk, Ayal Hassidim and Anda Massler

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:6

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. While there is a strong case for primary prevention of mental health problems, relatively little mental health scholarship has been devoted to it in the last decade. Efforts to accelerate prevention scholarshi...

    Authors: Lawrence S Wissow

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:10

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. The traditional dyadic dynamics of the medical encounter has been altered into a triadic relationship by introducing the computer into the examination room. This study defines Patient-Doctor-Computer Communica...

    Authors: Shiri Assis-Hassid, Iris Reychav, Tsipi Heart, Joseph S Pliskin and Shmuel Reis

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

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. The World Health Organization Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan (CMHAP) 2013–2020 proposes the implementation of primary prevention strategies to reduce the mental health burden of disease. The extent to...

    Authors: Ora Nakash, Liat Razon and Itzhak Levav

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:3

    Content type: Original research article

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  35. 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 2014, and whose valuable support contin...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:7

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  36. The ageing of the population across developed countries and beyond has increased the importance of examining multi-morbidity. The recent paper by Arbelle et al. [Isr J of Health Policy Res. 2014;3:29] on multi...

    Authors: Raphael Wittenberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:1

    Content type: Commentary

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