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  1. In most countries there is a mismatch between demand for intensive care unit (ICU) beds and ICU bed availability. Because of a policy of low ICU-bed reimbursement this mismatch is much more profound in Israel,...

    Authors: Yuval Schwartz, Amir Jarjoui and Amos M. Yinnon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:48

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:20

  2. Understanding how PMI markets IQOS at the point-of-sale in Israel is critical to determining whether marketing practices adhere to regulations and appeal to groups most at risk at initiating new tobacco produc...

    Authors: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:47

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:11

  3. The Galilee Study assessed mental health service needs among Israeli Muslim and Druze adolescents and their mothers. Studies show that mothers of adolescents belonging to the Arab minority have much lower help...

    Authors: Raida Daeem, Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld, Ilana Farbstein, Alan Apter, Rasha Elias, Anneke Ifrah, Gabriel Chodick and Silvana Fennig

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:45

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. Workplace bullying has adverse effects on nurses’ productivity and emotional well-being and increases nurses’ desire to leave their jobs. Bullying is a common phenomenon that has been reported worldwide. Emerg...

    Authors: Suhair Hussni Al-Ghabeesh and Haya Qattom

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:44

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:59

  5. Dementia is a terminal illness making the palliative and hospice approach to care appropriate for older people with advanced dementia.

    Authors: Shelley A. Sternberg, Ron Sabar, Glynis Katz, Ronit Segal, Liat Fux-Zach, Valeria Grofman, Gery Roth, Netta Cohen, Zorian Radomyslaski and Netta Bentur

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:42

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:56

  6. Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) is a major, preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, disproportionately impacting vulnerable populations. Policy measures, guided by the WHO’s Framework Convention of Tob...

    Authors: Vaughan W. Rees

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:41

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:33

  7. A recent study by Levy et al. presents the dental treatment needs of a large sample of combat soldiers. They found that 80% need some dental care.

    Authors: Shlomo Paul Zusman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:40

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:24

  8. The accessibility of minority ethnic groups to healthcare services is challenging in many societies, most especially among the elderly population. Elderly individuals from minority groups have been found to ha...

    Authors: B. Adini

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:39

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:25

  9. A recent IJHPR article by Azulay et al. found no association between the patient activation measure (PAM) and adherence to colonoscopy after a positive fecal occult blood test result. This commentary will use ...

    Authors: Mark I. Taragin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:38

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:74

  10. Health inequalities are a problem in high, middle and low income countries. Most are unfair (‘inequities’) and could be minimised but primarily through policies outside the health service.

    Authors: Jennifer S. Mindell

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:37

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:14

  11. In a series of articles over the last 5 years, Richard Saltman, one of the foremost scholars in the field of comparative health systems has begun to question whether traditional pillars of these systems are in...

    Authors: David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:36

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:8

  12. Pervasive disparities exist in the treatment of pain and anxiety in pediatric patients presenting to hospitals with emergency conditions. This finding has been demonstrated worldwide, and is especially exacerb...

    Authors: Aaron Brody and Usha Sethuraman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:35

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:17

  13. In most regions of China, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in hospitals are developed in an uncoordinated manner. Medical Insurance and Healthcare Administration are localised and organizations gather d...

    Authors: Zhong Wang

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:24

    Content type: Integrative article

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  14. Physician burnout and depression have been recognized as serious international problems and the secondary costs of poor physician mental health are substantial. Interventions to address this problem can be spl...

    Authors: Stuart Slavin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:34

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:2

  15. A traditional and ethical principle recognizes a country’s primary general welfare responsibility to the young and the old. However, the middle, adult, age group cannot and should not be disregarded. The curre...

    Authors: Harold Sgan-Cohen, Guy Tobias and Avraham Zini

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:33

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:58

  16. Courts are political animals; as a result, they strive not only to carry out their assigned role in national governance but also to balance that role within the political and social system in which they operat...

    Authors: Sara Rosenbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:32

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:71

  17. The public Educational Psychology Services provide mental health services for children and youth in Israel, alongside the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services. The Psychological a...

    Authors: Sarit Alkalay and Avivit Dolev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:31

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. The Israeli Newborn Hearing Screening Program (NHSP) began operating nationally in January 2010. The program includes the Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) test for all newborns and Automated Auditory Brainstem Resp...

    Authors: Janice Wasser, Daphne Ari-Even Roth, Orly Herzberg, Liat Lerner-Geva and Lisa Rubin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:30

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. Populations of different ethnicity and country of origin living in the same country may possess particular features of violence-related injuries. This study aims to compare violence-related injury characterist...

    Authors: Abebe Tiruneh, Irina Radomislensky, Kobi Peleg and Maya Siman-Tov

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:29

    Content type: Original research article

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  20. Women who have continuous intrapartum support are more likely to have a shorter labor and spontaneous vaginal birth, and are less likely to need intrapartum analgesia than women who receive usual care without ...

    Authors: Maya Frank Wolf, Oleg Shnaider, Limor Sharabi, Sari Nahir Biderman, Reut Elon and Jacob Bornstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  21. Shared-housing arrangements (SHAs) in Germany are an alternative care arrangement for people with dementia. They are disconnected from traditional nursing homes and are often situated in ordinary apartment bui...

    Authors: Johannes Gräske, Annika Schmidt and Karin Wolf-Ostermann

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:26

    Content type: Original research article

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  22. Dementia is one of the main causes of disability among older adults and is viewed as one of the most distressing and devastating of conditions. Dementia has a profound impact on those who suffer from the disea...

    Authors: Netta Bentur and Shelley A. Sternberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:22

    Content type: Integrative article

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  23. Conduct of research is an essential tool for the evaluation and improvement of health services. In Israel, research on persons with dementia is very limited, with the largest portion of such research involving...

    Authors: Jiska Cohen-Mansfield

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:17

    Content type: Integrative article

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  24. A new role of Physician Assistant (PA) was introduced into Emergency Departments (ED) in Israel in 2016, as part of a larger effort to improve the quality of service in the EDs. When the new role was introduce...

    Authors: Rina Maoz-Breuer, Oren Berkowitz and Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:4

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:2

  25. To evaluate the effect of monetary grants on young physicians’ choice of remote or rural hospital-based practice.

    Authors: Yishay Wasserstrum, Racheli Magnezi, Ofer Tamir, Stav Koren, Dor Lotan and Arnon Afek

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:1

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:74

  26. To determine if ethnic disparities exist with regard to the risk of injury and injury outcomes among elderly hospitalized casualties in Israel.

    Authors: Nura Abdel-Rahman, Nechemia Yoffe, Maya Siman-Tov, Irina Radomislensky and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:25

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:39

  27. Pediatric preventive health services are delivered in many different formats throughout the world. In Israel, these services for young children are provided in designated Maternal Child Health Clinics (MCHC). ...

    Authors: Deena R. Zimmerman, Gina Verbov, Naomi Edelstein and Chen Stein-Zamir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:23

    Content type: Integrative article

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  28. Israel has compulsory military service, beginning at the age of 18. Women serve about two years and men for about three years. However, de facto only some of the potential service entrants are recruited. Among...

    Authors: Adi Kuperman-Shani, Tarif Bader, Elon Glassberg and Vered Klaitman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:21

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:42

  29. Mechanical ventilation is a life supporting modality increasingly utilized when caring for severely ill patients. Its increasing use has extended the survival of the critically ill leading to increasing health...

    Authors: Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Charles Weissman and Yoram G. Weiss

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:20

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:48

  30. In the past decade, direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC) have been introduced to medical practice for several indications, with a wide range of dosing regimens. As both over- and under-dosing might lead to...

    Authors: Amichai Perlman, Ehud Horwitz, Bruria Hirsh-Raccah, Gefen Aldouby-Bier, Tamar Fisher Negev, Sarit Hochberg-Klein, Yosef Kalish and Mordechai Muszkat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:19

    Content type: Original research article

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  31. Restraint or seclusion measures in acute psychiatric care are used as a last resort when all other methods for removal of physical threat have failed. The purpose of this study is to find a correlation between...

    Authors: Chanoch Miodownik, Michael D. Friger, Eyal Orev, Yisroel Gansburg, Nadav Reis and Vladimir Lerner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:9

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:71

  32. An analysis of benefit and cost is critical for independent advisory groups that provide evidence-based recommendations. In many countries, the role of RSV immunoprophylaxis for infants at increased risk of ho...

    Authors: H. Cody Meissner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:15

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:63

  33. The Galilee Study is the first large epidemiological study to compare correlates of mental disorders between two Arab Palestinian minority groups of adolescents in Israel.

    Authors: Raida Daeem, Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld, Ilana Farbstein, Robert Goodman, Rasha Elias, Anneke Ifrah, Gabriel Chodick, Rassem Khamaisi, Silvana Fennig and Alan Apter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:14

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. The Israel Ministry of Health enacted regulations that aim to reduce private expenditure on healthcare services and mitigate social inequality. According to the modified rules, which went into effect in the se...

    Authors: Dana Barequet, Aviad Tur-Sinai and Irit Barequet

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:13

    Content type: Perspective

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  35. Observational studies have detected discrepancies between two expert interpreters of imaging and histopathological studies. Furthermore, in a substantial proportion of patients, an independent second opinion d...

    Authors: Jochanan Benbassat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:12

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:67

  36. Philip Morris International’s IQOS (“I Quit Ordinary Smoking”) device has increasingly penetrated the global tobacco market. In Israel, among the first countries with IQOS in its market, the IQOS device is sol...

    Authors: Yael Bar-Zeev, Hagai Levine, Gil Rubinstein, Ihab Khateb and Carla J. Berg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:11

    Content type: Short communication

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:47

  37. Devastation from the tobacco epidemic continues, with strong government tobacco control policy absent in most countries. Knowledge of the full scope of tobacco harm in populations may form the basis for health...

    Authors: Laura J. Rosen, David A. Rier, Robert Schwartz, Michal Talitman and Lior Zwanziger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:10

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. Ethnicity may affect graft longevity and recipient mortality after heart transplantation (HTx). We hypothesized that differences in ethnic origin between Arabs and Jews undergoing HTx in Israel may contribute ...

    Authors: Yael Peled, Ron Loewenthal, Yigal Kassif, Eugenia Raichlin, Arwa Younis, Anan Younis, Eyal Nachum, Dov Freimark and Jacob Lavee

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:3

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:53

  39. The ongoing information revolution has re-configured the policymaking arena for tax-funded health systems in Europe. A combination of constrained public revenues with rapid technological and clinical change ha...

    Authors: Richard B. Saltman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:8

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:36

  40. Wrist and hand injuries are common and constitute a major economic burden. General injury prevention programs have failed to demonstrate a decrease in injury rates. We hypothesized that there are differences i...

    Authors: Shai Luria, Daniel Talmud, Ido Volk, Meir Liebergall and Ronit Calderon-Margalit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:7

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:49

  41. Individuals with disabilities are entitled to equal access to information and communication technologies (ICT), including the Internet. The study to which this commentary refers has shown that over time (betwe...

    Authors: Shirli Werner and Carmit-Noa Shpigelman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:6

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:66

  42. Burnout is an occupational disease expressed by loss of mental and physical energy due to prolonged and unsuccessful coping with stressors at work. A prior survey among Israeli pediatricians published in 2006 ...

    Authors: Zachi Grossman, Gabriel Chodick, Talma Kushnir, Herman Avner Cohen, Gil Chapnick and Shai Ashkenazi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:2

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:34

  43. Unintended pregnancy is a major public health problem with known risk factors, however, little is known about the prevalence of variables associated with recurrent unintended pregnancy (RUP) among young, unmar...

    Authors: Misgav Rottenstreich, Hen Y. Sela, Limor Loitner, Noam Smorgick and Zvi Vaknin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:42

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:21

  44. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but these can be reduced significantly with population screening using annual fecal occult blood tests (FOBT)A positive FOBT requi...

    Authors: Revital Azulay, Liora Valinsky, Fabienne Hershkowitz and Racheli Magnezi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:74

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:38