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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Original research article

    Female physicians have become an increasing proportion of the medical workforce in Israel. This study investigates this trend and discusses its likely impact on the quantity and quality of medical care available.

    Authors: Ziona Haklai, Yael Applbaum, Orna Tal, Myriam Aburbeh and Nehama F Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:37

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  5. Content type: Integrative article

    Patient-centered care has become an increasing priority in the United States and plays a prominent role in recent healthcare reforms. One way the country has managed to advance patient-centered care is through...

    Authors: Eyal Zimlichman, Ronen Rozenblum and Michael L Millenson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:35

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Integrative article

    In 2011, a series of physician strikes in Israel followed eight months of unsuccessful negotiations with the government (Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance). Strikes by physicians may be a warning ...

    Authors: Leonora G Weil, Gabi Bin Nun and Martin McKee

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:33

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    Compassion fatigue among health care professionals has gained interest over the past decade. Compassion fatigue, as well as burnout, has been associated with depersonalization and suboptimal patient care. Prof...

    Authors: Nurit El-bar, Amalia Levy, Hedy S Wald and Aya Biderman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:31

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    In the last decade (2001–2010) the Ministry of Health implemented two major inter-related reforms: a ’structural reform’ to reduce the number of psychiatric beds and the ’Rehabilitation of the Mentally Disable...

    Authors: Daphna Levinson and Yaacov Lerner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:29

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Medical events, such as stroke, limb fractures, joint replacements and spinal injuries, can lead to acute functional disability at all ages and to chronic disability, especially among the elderly. Rehabilitati...

    Authors: Inbar Zucker, Irit Laxer, Iris Rasooli, Shulamit Han, Aaron Cohen and Tamar Shohat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:27

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  11. Content type: Integrative article

    Climatic changes have increased the world-wide frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves, cold spells, floods, storms and droughts. These extreme events potentially affect the health status of mil...

    Authors: Manfred S Green, Noemie Groag Pri-or, Guedi Capeluto, Yoram Epstein and Shlomit Paz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:23

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    Across the world, climate change is now responsible for substantial mortality and morbidity, through direct effects on health and also by threatening the determinants of health. This commentary argues that ada...

    Authors: Jenny Griffiths

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:22

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  13. Content type: Integrative article

    The transfer of patient information between the domains of community and hospital influences the quality, continuity and cost of health care. To supply the need for information flow between community and hospi...

    Authors: Meir Frankel, David Chinitz, Claudia A Salzberg and Katriel Reichman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:21

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    Health policy-making, a complex, multi-factorial process, requires balancing conflicting values. A salient issue is public support for policies; however, one reason for limited impact of public opinion may be ...

    Authors: Laura J Rosen, David A Rier, Greg Connolly, Anat Oren, Carla Landau and Robert Schwartz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:20

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Choosing a medical specialty requires medical students to match their interests and social-cultural situations with their perceptions of the various specialties.

    Authors: Charles Weissman, Howard Tandeter, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Yoram G Weiss, Uriel Elchalal, Alex Avidan and Josh E Schroeder

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:19

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    In Europe, successful health policies have contributed to a continued decline in mortality. However, not all parts of Europe have benefited equally and the sustainability of achievements cannot be taken for gr...

    Authors: Matthias Wismar, David McQueen, Vivian Lin, Catherine M Jones and Maggie Davies

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:17

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  17. Content type: Integrative article

    In December 2011, Israel launched the National Program to Promote Active, Healthy Lifestyle, an inter-ministerial, intersectoral effort to address obesity and its contribution to the country’s burden of chroni...

    Authors: Yannai Kranzler, Nadav Davidovich, Yonina Fleischman, Itamar Grotto, Daniel S Moran and Ruth Weinstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:16

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    The article by Eshel et al. describes major differences, in terms of demography and health status, between elderly patients who did and those who did not visit primary care physicians for general health check-ups...

    Authors: Vladimir Khanassov, Isabelle Vedel and Howard Bergman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:13

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Findings published in this issue suggest that a substantial subset of the Israeli public generally trusts government, yet is determined to make their own judgments about the need for precautionary action in ce...

    Authors: Lori Uscher-Pines and Arthur L Kellermann

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:12

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    During several months in 2009–2010, the Israeli population was asked to take part in two preparedness programs: Acquisition of gas masks against a potential chemical-warfare attack, and vaccination against the...

    Authors: Baruch Velan, Valentina Boyko, Gilead Shenhar, Liat Lerner-Geva and Giora Kaplan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:11

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  21. 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 since its inception, and whose valuable su...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:9

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  22. Content type: Integrative article

    In many countries, NMAs, along with other stakeholders, play a part in the regulation of physicians. The purpose of this paper is to compare and explain the level of involvement of NMAs in physician regulation...

    Authors: Malke Borow, Baruch Levi and Michelle Glekin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:8

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    Health care quality indicators encourage outreach programs for screening the elderly who do not voluntarily visit their primary care physician (PCP). The characteristics of this population, however, have never...

    Authors: Nira Eshel, Raanan Raz, Gabriel Chodick and Michal Guindy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:7

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:46

  24. Content type: Original research article

    In Israel, an average of 37 children are born each year with sepsis and another four with meningitis as a result of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) disease. Israel currently only screens mothers with defined risk ...

    Authors: Gary M Ginsberg, Arthur I Eidelman, Eric Shinwell, Emilia Anis, Reuven Peyser and Yoram Lotan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:6

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  25. Content type: Original research article

    Compared to OECD countries, Israel has a remarkably low percentage of GDP and of government expenditure spent on health, which are not reflected in worse national outcomes. Israel is also characterized by a re...

    Authors: Amir Shmueli and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:5

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  26. Content type: Integrative article

    The economic impact and ease of measurement of all-cause hospital readmission rates (HRR) have led to the current debate as to whether they are reducible, and whether they should be used as a publicly reported...

    Authors: Jochanan Benbassat and Mark I Taragin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:1

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  27. Content type: Editorial

    The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions among scholars and practitioners from Israel and other countries regarding all aspects of health policy an...

    Authors: Avi Israeli and Bruce Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:52

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  28. Content type: Commentary

    In Hirschman’s classic formulation, physicians can signal discontent with their conditions of work by “exiting” (leaving the profession or not entering it in the first place) or by giving “voice” to their conc...

    Authors: Richard L Kravitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:51

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  29. Content type: Original research article

    Obstetric anesthesia workload demand in Israel has increased due to both an increase in the requests for labor analgesia and a marked increase in the cesarean delivery rate. We propose a new workload-driven pe...

    Authors: Yehuda Ginosar, Alex Ioscovich, Charles Weissman, Ronit Calderon-Margalit and Carolyn F Weiniger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:48

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  30. Content type: Integrative article

    If public health agencies are to fulfill their overall mission, they need to have defined measurable targets and should structure services to reach these targets, rather than offer a combination of ill-targete...

    Authors: Douglas F Scutchfield, Ehud Miron and Richard C Ingram

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:46

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  31. Content type: Original research article

    Deciding which health technologies to fund involves confronting some of the most difficult choices in medicine. As for other countries, the Israeli health system is faced each year with having to make these di...

    Authors: Ofra Golan and Paul Hansen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:44

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