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  1. Content type: Commentary

    Tobacco use causes a tremendous amount of morbidity and mortality globally, with a staggering level of financial costs. In many countries, public health interventions have been able to reduce the prevalence of...

    Authors: Michael Chaiton and Robert Schwartz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:36

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    Over a period of three decades, medical personnel working in our emergency room observed that fewer severe cases presented to the emergency department. The objective of this study is to assess whether a genuin...

    Authors: Sody A Naimer, Moshe Y Prero, Tamar Freud and Carmi Bartal

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:34

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for fetal sex selection raises complex dilemmas. In Israel, PGD is regulated by the Ministry of Health. It is basically prohibited, but exceptions can be made upon appr...

    Authors: Nirit Pessach, Saralee Glasser, Varda Soskolne, Amihai Barash and Liat Lerner-Geva

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:33

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Spiritual care is a relatively new healthcare discipline in Israel. It has evolved over the past decade through the collaboration of multiple Israeli healthcare professionals, with assistance from interested p...

    Authors: Barry M Kinzbrunner and Bryan D Kinzbrunner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:32

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  5. Content type: Original research article

    Waiting time to receive medical care is a disturbing phenomenon in many healthcare systems. Furthermore, waiting times are usually distributed in the population in an inequitable way.

    Authors: Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:30

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    One of the major challenges health care systems face in modern time is treating chronic disorders. In recent years, the increasing occurrence of multiple chronic disorders (MCC) in single individuals has compo...

    Authors: Jonathan E Arbelle, Gabriel Chodick, Alex Goldstein and Avi Porath

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:29

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  7. Content type: Original research article

    Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death, incurring huge resource costs in terms of treating morbidity and lost productivity. This paper estimates smoking attributable mortality (SAM) as healt...

    Authors: Gary M Ginsberg and Haim Geva

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:28

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

  8. Content type: Original research article

    In 1995 Clalit Health Services introduced a structured follow-up schedule, by primary care nurses, of diabetic patients. This was supplementary care, given in addition to the family physician’s follow-up care....

    Authors: Michal Shani, Sasson Nakar, Alex Lustman, Amnon Lahad and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:27

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    Reducing health inequalities and enhancing the social accountability of medical students and physicians is a challenge acknowledged by medical educators and professionals. It is usually perceived as a macro-le...

    Authors: Orit Karnieli-Miller, Yaara Zisman-Ilani, Dafna Meitar and Yoseph Mekori

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:26

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    The State of Israel is preparing to transfer legal responsibility for mental- health care from the government to the country’s four competing, nonprofit health-plans. A prominent feature of this reform is the ...

    Authors: Nurit Nirel and Hadar Samuel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:25

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    Cultural and language discordance between patients and providers constitutes a significant challenge to provision of quality healthcare. This study aims to evaluate minority patients’ discharge from hospital t...

    Authors: Nosaiba Rayan, Hanna Admi and Efrat Shadmi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:24

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    In this issue, Keinan-Boker summarises the main studies that have followed up offspring of women exposed to famine during pregnancy and calls for the establishment of a national cohort of Holocaust survivors a...

    Authors: Caroline HD Fall and Kalyanaraman Kumaran

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:22

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    Coping with existential and spiritual concerns is inescapable in end-of-life care although not enough is known about the strategies and mechanisms involved. This pilot study focused on identifying the strategi...

    Authors: Netta Bentur, Daphna Yaira Stark, Shirli Resnizky and Zvi Symon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:21

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    Implementation of practice guidelines is a beguilingly complex activity that requires attention to the task of clinicians, the constraints they face, and the social practice of medicine. Local clinical opinion...

    Authors: Saul N Weingart

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:20

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  15. Content type: Integrative article

    The role of medical schools is in a process of change. The World Health Organization has declared that they can no longer be ivory towers whose primary focus is the production of specialist physicians and cutt...

    Authors: Mary CJ Rudolf, Shmuel Reis, Trevor J Gibbs, Deborah Murdoch Eaton, David Stone, Michael Grady, Anita Berlin, Mitch Blair, Jumanah Essa-Hadad, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat and Michael Weingarten

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:17

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  16. Content type: Integrative article

    This article focuses on governance of the pharmaceutical sector in Israel. It traces the relationships between the state, industry, and sick funds from before the establishment of National Health Insurance (NH...

    Authors: Philip Sax

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:16

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    A model that combines reactive and anticipatory care within routine consultations has become recognized as a cost-effective means of providing preventive health care, challenging the need of the periodic healt...

    Authors: Dana Rosen, Sasson Nakar, Arnon D Cohen and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:15

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  18. Content type: Integrative article

    Many countries have devoted considerable efforts in an attempt to improve the performance of their health care systems. National Medical Associations (NMAs), along with other stakeholders, play a part in the p...

    Authors: Baruch Levi, Malke Borow and Michelle Glekin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:14

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Influenza vaccination is the most efficient and cost-effective method to prevent influenza. To increase vaccination coverage, health authorities use various intervention programs (IPs), such as cost subsidies ...

    Authors: Dan Yamin, Arieh Gavious, Nadav Davidovitch and Joseph S Pliskin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:13

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    Since minor surgical and musculoskeletal problems are commonly seen in primary care, primary care physicians are expected to possess the skills required to perform minor surgical procedures (MSP) and musculosk...

    Authors: Sasson Menahem, Andrey Nazarenko and Pesach Shvartzman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:12

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  21. Content type: Integrative article

    Modern epidemiology has evolved in the last decades from the simplified “cause-effect” paradigm to a multi-factorial framework of causality. The concept of “Fetal Origin of Adult Diseases” (FOAD) is a good exa...

    Authors: Lital Keinan-Boker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:11

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    Israel has a low density of professional nurses. New evidence suggests less than optimal hospital work environments may undermine efficient and effective delivery of nursing care and contribute to job dissatis...

    Authors: Linda H Aiken and Matthew D McHugh

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:10

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    Aseptic technique and handwashing have been shown to be important factors in perioperative bacterial transmission, however compliance often remains low despite guidelines and educational programs. Infectious c...

    Authors: Alex Ioscovich, Elyad M Davidson, Sharon Orbach-Zinger, Zvia Rudich, Simon Ivry, Laura J Rosen, Alexander Avidan and Yehuda Ginosar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:9

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    External cephalic version (ECV) is infrequently performed and 98% of breech presenting fetuses are delivered surgically. Neuraxial analgesia can increase the success rate of ECV significantly, potentially redu...

    Authors: Carolyn F Weiniger, Paul S Spencer, Yuval Weiss, Gary Ginsberg and Yossef Ezra

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:5

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  25. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    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 2013, and whose valuable support contin...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:4

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  26. Content type: Original research article

    Referring patients from nursing homes to general hospitals exposes them to nosocomial diseases, and may result in the development of a broad spectrum of physical, mental and social damages. Therefore, minimizi...

    Authors: Shir Wagman, Shmuel Rishpon, Genady Kagan, Jonathan Dubnov and Sonia Habib

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:2

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  27. Content type: Original research article

    This paper examines whether individuals facing the threat of poverty are curtailing their consumption of various goods and services in a given order and, if among the expenditures that are cut back, there are ...

    Authors: Joseph Deutsch, Adi Lazar and Jacques Silber

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:49

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  28. Content type: Original research article

    Previous studies suggest that cancer-related interventions are valued by policy makers more favorably than interventions for other medical conditions, but the views of practicing physicians have not yet been a...

    Authors: Dan Greenberg, Ariel Hammerman, Shlomo Vinker, Adi Shani, Yuval Yermiahu and Peter J Neumann

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:44

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    Orthopaedic surgery is a long established surgical specialty. Practitioners complete training which focuses on those musculo-skeletal conditions for which surgery is the preferred treatment option. Diagnosis a...

    Authors: Gillian Schiller

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:43

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  30. Content type: Integrative article

    Musculoskeletal complaints are probably the most frequent reasons for visiting a doctor. They comprise more than a quarter of the complaints to primary practitioners and are also the most common reason for ref...

    Authors: Aharon S Finestone, Simon Vulfsons, Charles Milgrom, Amnon Lahad, Shlomo Moshe, Gabriel Agar and Dan Greenberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:42

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    Despite highly systematic methods for identifying priority problems and assessing intervention effects, the recent study by Tourgeman-Bashkin and colleagues would not be considered rigorous by conventional sta...

    Authors: Sara J Singer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:41

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    Action research is a participatory research method based on active cooperation between researchers and subjects. In clinical practice, action research enables active involvement of workers in developing and im...

    Authors: Osnat Tourgeman-Bashkin, David Shinar, Yoel Donchin, Ehud Zmora, Nitsa Velleman and Eugeine Libson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:40

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    The rapid and global growth of urgent care centers has had a revolutionary, though poorly understood, impact on the health care delivery system. The consumer-driven care model inherent in urgent care and other...

    Authors: Lee A Resnick

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:39

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  34. Content type: Integrative article

    Intermittent treatment of acute lower acuity situations has come to be defined as urgent rather than emergent care. The location of urgent care delivery has been shifting from exclusively hospital or office se...

    Authors: Deena R Zimmerman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:38

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  35. Content type: Commentary

    Drawing upon the literature on physicians’ strikes from other OECD countries, the experience with physician strikes in Israel is put into comparative perspective. There are both structural and ideological fact...

    Authors: Gregory P Marchildon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:34

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