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  1. Original research article

    The effect of ‘Out of hours surgery Service’ in Israel on hip fracture fixation outcomes: a retrospective analysis

    ‘Out of Hours Surgery Service’ (OHSS) was implemented in Israel, amongst other reasons, in order to reduce the time interval between hospital admission and surgery and consequently improve outcomes. The OHSS i...

    Yaniv Keren, Sybil Sailofsky, Doron Keshet and Michal Barak

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

    Published on: 15 July 2017

  2. Commentary

    Knowledge and understanding of health insurance: challenges and remedies

    As coverage is expanded in health systems that rely on consumers to choose health insurance plans that best meet their needs, interest in whether consumers possess sufficient understanding of health insurance ...

    Andrew J. Barnes and Yaniv Hanoch

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:40

    Published on: 13 July 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:12

  3. Commentary

    Youth drinking and acute harm: a perspective from the UK on effective engagement opportunities

    Youth drinking is linked with acute harms and Emergency Departments (ED) are places where some of these harms become apparent. This commentary argues that there is a clear case for routinely monitoring alcohol...

    John Larsen

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:41

    Published on: 13 July 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:34

  4. Commentary

    Equity in HTA: what doesn’t get measured, gets marginalised

    When making recommendations about the public funding of new health technologies, policy makers typically pay close attention to quantitative evidence about the comparative effectiveness, cost effectiveness and...

    Richard Cookson and Andrew J. Mirelman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:38

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  5. Original research article

    Binge drinking among young adults in an urban tertiary care emergency department in Israel

    Alcohol use is a major preventable public health problem with serious health and social consequences especially among youth. In Israel, alcohol use has become an emerging problem during the last decade, and it...

    Daphna Levinson, Paola Rosca, Doron Vilner, Idit Brimberg, Yael Stall and Ayelet Rimon

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:34

    Published on: 1 July 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:41

  6. Commentary

    Policy entrepreneurship in the reform of pediatric dentistry

    In a recently published IJHPR article, Cohen and Horev ask whether an individual who holds rightful governmental power is able to effectively “challenge the equilibrium” in ways that might “clash with the goal...

    Burton L. Edelstein and William R. Maas

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:37

    Published on: 30 June 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:24

  7. Commentary

    Out of hospital Cardio-pulmonary arrest - Is there a role for the primary healthcare teams?

    Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The survival rates are poor and even more frustrating are the rates of neurologically favorable outcomes at hospital disc...

    Shlomo Vinker

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:36

    Published on: 28 June 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:22

  8. Original research article

    Cardiopulmonary arrest in primary care clinics: more holes than cheese: a survey of the knowledge and attitudes of primary care physicians regarding resuscitation

    Patients experiencing pre-arrest symptoms may first refer to their primary care physician. The study's aim was to determine the likelihood that a patient undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will receive ...

    Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman and Eliezer Alkalay

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:22

    Published on: 10 June 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:36

  9. Commentary

    Targeted approaches to improve outcomes for highest-cost patients

    Bash and colleagues, using data from Maccabi Healthcare Services, have documented increased cost and utilization attributable to patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The CHF patients were older than t...

    Adam J. Rose

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:25

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  10. Commentary

    Is it time for comprehensive geriatric assessment to move beyond primary care? The case for targeting medical sub-specialty practice

    Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) as a consultative service for older adults with complex medical and psychosocial challenges has existed for decades. However, studies have often showed inconsistent acc...

    Laura K. Byerly and G. Michael Harper

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:33

    Published on: 6 June 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:7

  11. Original research article

    Comprehensive healthcare resource use among newly diagnosed congestive heart failure

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of hospital admissions and readmissions in the Western world. However, the burden of ambulatory care has not been as well investigated. The object...

    Lori D. Bash, Dahlia Weitzman, Robert O. Blaustein, Ofer Sharon, Varda Shalev and Gabriel Chodick

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:26

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  12. Commentary

    Mobilizing for a war on the home front against sugar-related morbidity and mortality

    In Israel today, there are 420,200 Israelis diagnosed with diabetes, and every year, Israelis sustain thousands of diabetes-related deaths and tens of thousands of diabetes-related amputations. As such, in Isr...

    Dean Schillinger and James G. Kahn

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:32

    Published on: 31 May 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

  13. Original research article

    Is there a doctor in the house? Availability of Israeli physicians to the workforce

    Israeli policymakers have expressed serious concerns about being able to meet the growing demand for physician services. For this reason, the Israel Ministry of Health (MoH) undertook studies based on 2008 and...

    Pamela Kuflik Horowitz, Annarosa Anat Shemesh and Tuvia Horev

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Commentary

    Resolving shortages of prescription drugs: the case for public-private collaboration

    The recent IJHPR article by Schwartzberg and colleagues presents new data on the growing problem of prescription drug shortages. Resolving shortages typically involves many participants: government, industry, ...

    Eric Efraim Katz

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:28

    Published on: 10 May 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:17

  15. Original research article

    Policy entrepreneurship and policy networks in healthcare systems – the case of Israel’s pediatric dentistry reform

    Can the entry of a policy entrepreneur challenge the equilibrium of a policy network and promote changes that might clash with the goals of powerful civil-servants and/or interest groups and, if so, why and ho...

    Nissim Cohen and Tuvia Horev

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:24

    Published on: 21 April 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:37

  16. Integrative article

    A national strategic plan for reducing the burden of sexually transmitted infections in Israel by the year 2025

    There is on ongoing debate in the literature regarding the real burden of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Western countries and the proper strategies needed to estimate and to prevent them. Our purpo...

    Daniel Chemtob, Dan Gandacu, Zohar Mor, Itamar Grotto, Emilia Anis and Elliot Rosenberg

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  17. Commentary

    Individualism and social solidarity in vaccination policy: some further considerations

    This commentary, in response to the paper by Boas et al [IJPHR December 2016], considers some of the wider ethical, cultural and practical factors that may influence the official response of a polio-free natio...

    Fiona M. Sim

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:21

    Published on: 6 April 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:64

  18. Original research article

    Drug shortages in Israel: regulatory perspectives, challenges and solutions

    Pharmaceutical drug shortages (DSs) are a global problem which presents challenges to countries around the world. Shortages of pharmaceutical products may have a direct detrimental impact on public health and ...

    Eyal Schwartzberg, Denize Ainbinder, Alla Vishkauzan and Ronni Gamzu

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:17

    Published on: 3 April 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:28

  19. Original research article

    Does pain take holidays? Non-attendance rates at a hospital-based pain clinic are elevated during the Jewish high-holidays

    Patient non-attendance is an expensive and persistent problem worldwide with rates between 5–39% reported in the literature. The objective of the study was to assess whether there is a higher incidence of non-...

    Motti Ratmansky, Nitzan Hai, Tzion Schlossberg, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch and Avraham Schweiger

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:11

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  20. Commentary

    A systems science perspective on the capacity for change in public hospitals

    Many types of organisation are difficult to change, mainly due to structural, cultural and contextual barriers. Change in public hospitals is arguably even more problematic than in other types of hospitals, du...

    J. Braithwaite, J. Westbrook, E. Coiera, W. B. Runciman, R. Day, K. Hillman and J. Herkes

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:16

    Published on: 24 March 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:8

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