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  1. Content type: Commentary

    Quality measures are widely used globally in order to measure clinical performance and organizational efficiency of the healthcare systems. However, in a race to achieve certain numerically defined goal, the m...

    Authors: Kobi Peleg, Michael Rozenfeld and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:64

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

  2. Content type: Commentary

    Non-adherence to medication regimens is a major issue that can negatively impact patient health and wastes health care system resources. This commentary considers whether approaches to strategies undertaken in...

    Authors: Nigel S. B. Rawson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

  3. Content type: Commentary

    Care at the end-of-life has attracted global attention, as health care workers struggle with balancing cure based care with end-of-life care, and knowing when to transition from the former to the latter. Simul...

    Authors: Jane M. Gannon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

  4. Content type: Original research article

    Israel hosts approximately 50,000 asylum seekers, most of them from Eritrea. Exclusive policies restrict their access to healthcare. In 2013, local activists partnered with Eritrean asylum seekers to assess he...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Tomer Weinstein, Jonah Mink, Habtom M. Ghebrezghiabher, Zebib Sultan and Rachel Reichlin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:61

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:7

  5. Content type: Short communication

    The purpose of this study was to assess ethnic differences in Emergency Department (ED) waiting times between Jewish and Arab children in a tertiary childrens’ hospital in Israel.

    Authors: Oren Feldman, Raviv Allon, Ronit Leiba and Itai Shavit

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:60

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  6. Content type: Original research article

    By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that two-thirds of all diseases worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Physicians often do not counsel patients about healthy behaviors, and lack of ...

    Authors: Rani Polak, Adi Finkelstein, Tom Axelrod, Marie Dacey, Matan Cohen, Dennis Muscato, Avi Shariv, Naama W Constantini and Mayer Brezis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

  7. Content type: Original research article

    Simulation-based training improves residents’ skills for end-of-life (EOL) care. In the field, staff providers play a significant role in handling those situations and in shaping practice by role modeling. We ...

    Authors: Mayer Brezis, Yael Lahat, Meir Frankel, Alan Rubinov, Davina Bohm, Matan J Cohen, Meni Koslowsky, Orit Shalomson, Charles L Sprung, Henia Perry-Mezare, Rina Yahalom and Amitai Ziv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

  8. Content type: Original research article

    Violence against medical personnel is unexpected in hospitals which are devoted to healing, and yet, it is frequent and of concern in the health system. Little is known about the factors that lead to hospital ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, David Chinitz, Zvi Stern and Paula Feder-Bubis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:59

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  9. Content type: Integrative article

    The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to decide that children who had been vaccinated with IPV would also be vaccinated with OPV. The decision sought to prot...

    Authors: Shelly Kamin-Friedman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    The Israel Mental Health Act of 1991 stipulates a process for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (IPH). A patient thus hospitalized may be discharged by either the treating psychiatrist (TP) or the distri...

    Authors: Daniel Argo, Igor Barash, Gadi Lubin and Moshe Z. Abramowitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:2

  11. Content type: Original research article

    Studies have shown health care disparities among persons of minority status, including in countries with universal health care. Yet, a dearth of studies have addressed disparities resulting from the combined e...

    Authors: Gilad Gal, Hanan Munitz and Itzhak Levav

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:47

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  12. Content type: Commentary

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination holds great promise for drastically reducing the incidence of HPV-associated cancers of the genital tract, and possibly also certain head and neck cancers. Unfortunately,...

    Authors: Amanda F. Dempsey

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:56

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:30

  13. Content type: Commentary

    Every country struggles with how best to meet the demand for health care services with the available resources. This commentary offers a perspective on the Israeli physician workforce and the analyses of Horow...

    Authors: Lewis G. Sandy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

  14. Content type: Commentary

    The frequency of visiting primary care providers and the duration of those visits varies substantially by patient demographics and across different developed countries. The significance of a cumulative measure...

    Authors: Andrew D. Racine

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

  15. Content type: Original research article

    Preventative health services are a pediatric health care cornerstone, which strives to promote health and prevent illness and injury. In Israel, Maternal Child Health Clinics (MCHC) provide these well child se...

    Authors: Chen Stein-Zamir, Hannah Shoob and Deena R. Zimmerman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:53

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:62

  16. Content type: Commentary

    Using an ecological study design, Gordon et al. (Isr J Health Policy Res 6:39, 2017) demonstrate variations in mortality patterns across districts and sub-districts of Israel during 2008–2013.

    Authors: Yehuda Neumark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:52

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:39

  17. Content type: Commentary

    An article in this journal in 2016 demonstrated that smoking prevalence among Arab men in Israel is greater than among their Jewish counterparts born in Israel, while the reverse is true among Arab and Jewish ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Blumenthal

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:51

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

  18. Content type: Integrative article

    The correct and rational use of medications can have a positive direct impact on disease outcomes, as well on the utilization of the health system resources. Unfortunately, 50% of the patients do not take thei...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Itamar Grotto and Eli Marom

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:50

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:63

  19. Content type: Integrative article

    In January 2015, the first interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was approved for inclusion in Israel’s national basket of health services. During ...

    Authors: Nitzan Avisar, Yael Heller, Clara Weil, Aviva Ben-Baruch, Shani Potesman-Yona, Ran Oren, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev and Nachman Ash

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:46

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:3

  20. Content type: Original research article

    The Israeli National Health Insurance Law was amended in 2010 to require the disclosure of payments above 2500 NIS from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to medical personnel and organizations. We examined if the...

    Authors: Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot and Ariel Yankellevich

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:45

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:25

  21. Content type: Commentary

    Sexual health is an important global public health concern. Planning effective strategies to improve sexual health requires a high degree of attention to the local epidemiological trends and cultural context w...

    Authors: Charmaine Gauci and Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

  22. Content type: Original research article

    Worldwide, there is a widespread and disturbing pattern of violence towards healthcare workers. However, violent occurrences in Israeli hospitals have often been unrecognized and underreported. Moreover, most ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, Revital Zelker, Zvi Stern and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:15

  23. Content type: Original research article

    Most of the research on primary care workload has focused on the number of visits or the average duration of visits to a primary care physician (PCP) and their effect on the quality of medical care. However, t...

    Authors: Talya A. Nathan, Arnon D. Cohen and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:35

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:54

  24. Content type: Original research article

    Regional variations in mortality can be used to study and assess differences in disease prevalence and factors leading to disease and mortality from different causes. To enable this comparison, it is important...

    Authors: Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron, Miriam Aburbeh, Inbal Weiss Salz, Yael Applbaum and Nehama F. Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:39

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:52

  25. Content type: Original research article

    Due to the limited safety data available at the time that a new medication is first marketed, it is essential to continue the collection and monitoring of safety data about adverse drug reactions (ADRs) during...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Matitiahu Berkovitch, Dorit Dil Nahlieli, Joseph Nathan and Einat Gorelik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:29

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:54

  26. Content type: Original research article

    ‘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...

    Authors: Yaniv Keren, Sybil Sailofsky, Doron Keshet and Michal Barak

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:27

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:64

  27. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: John Larsen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:41

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

  28. Content type: Commentary

    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 ...

    Authors: Andrew J. Barnes and Yaniv Hanoch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:40

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

  29. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Richard Cookson and Andrew J. Mirelman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:38

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  30. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:34

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

  31. Content type: Original research article

    Two vaccines against sexually transmitted infections are included in many national vaccination programs: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccine and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. The trajectories of the impleme...

    Authors: Baruch Velan and Yaacov Yadgar

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:30

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:56

  32. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Burton L. Edelstein and William R. Maas

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:37

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

  33. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:36

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

  34. Content type: Original research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman and Eliezer Alkalay

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:22

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

  35. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Laura K. Byerly and G. Michael Harper

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:33

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

  36. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:26

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  37. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Dean Schillinger and James G. Kahn

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:32

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

  38. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Pamela Kuflik Horowitz, Annarosa Anat Shemesh and Tuvia Horev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

  39. Content type: Commentary

    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, ...

    Authors: Eric Efraim Katz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:28

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

  40. Content type: Original research article

    Prioritization of medical technologies requires a multi-dimensional view. Often, conflicting equity and efficiency criteria should be reconciled. The most dramatic manifestation of such conflict is in the prio...

    Authors: Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:20

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  41. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Nissim Cohen and Tuvia Horev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:24

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

  42. Content type: Integrative article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

  43. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Fiona M. Sim

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:21

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

  44. Content type: Meeting report

    Medical professionalism refers to attributes, values, behaviors, responsibilities and commitments of physicians that are congruent with the public’s expectations. An international workshop on medical professio...

    Authors: Ora Paltiel, Lior Lowenstein, Jonathan Demma and Orly Manor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:19

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  45. Content type: Original research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Eyal Schwartzberg, Denize Ainbinder, Alla Vishkauzan and Ronni Gamzu

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:17

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

  46. Content type: Original research article

    There is a traditional tension in public policy between the maximization of welfare from given resources (efficiency) and considerations related to the distribution of welfare among the population and to socia...

    Authors: Amir Shmueli, Ofra Golan, Francesco Paolucci and Emmanouil Mentzakis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:18

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  47. Content type: Original research article

    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-...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:11

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  48. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:16

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