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Health economics

  1. 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

  2. Original research article

    Mortality, hospital days and treatment costs of current and reduced sugar consumption in Israel

    Consumption of sugar causes tooth decay, overweight and obesity related morbidities. This paper in response to the Minister of Health’s request, provides estimates of the mortality, morbidity and health care c...

    Gary M. Ginsberg

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:32

  3. Commentary

    The burden of disease from air pollution in Israel: How do we use burden estimates to advance public health?

    In an article recently published in the IJHPR, Ginsberg and colleagues from Israel’s Public Health Services estimate the disease burden from airborne particulate matter in Israel. Using national data on the co...

    Jonathan M. Samet

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

    Published on: 16 December 2016

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

  4. Original research article

    Mortality, hospital days and expenditures attributable to ambient air pollution from particulate matter in Israel

    Worldwide, ambient air pollution accounts for around 3.7 million deaths annually. Measuring the burden of disease is important not just for advocacy but also is a first step towards carrying out a full cost-ut...

    Gary M. Ginsberg, Ehud Kaliner and Itamar Grotto

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

    Published on: 15 November 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

  5. Original research article

    Trends in annual drug expenditure – a 16 year perspective of a public healthcare maintenance organization

    Modern drug therapy accounts for a major share of health expenditure and challenges public provider resources. The objective of our study was to compare drug expenditure trends for ten major drug classes over ...

    Yossef Lomnicky, Daniel Kurnik, Ronen Loebstein, Itzhak Katzir, Janet Vesterman-Landes and Nava Siegelmann-Danieli

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:37

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  6. Commentary

    Improving access to essential health care services: the case of Israel

    In a recent article in this journal Simon-Tuval, Horev and Kaplan argue that in order to improve the protection of consumers there might be a need to impose a threshold on the medical loss ratio (MLR) for volu...

    Wynand P.M.M. van de Ven

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:3

    Published on: 4 March 2016

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:21

  7. Original research article

    Models for projecting supply and demand for nurses in Israel

    Concern is growing over serious shortages in the nursing workforce and imbalance between supply and demand. Projections indicate that the demand for the nursing workforce will increase due to the aging populat...

    Nurit Nirel, Orli Grinstien-Cohen, Yonatan Eyal, Hadar Samuel and Assaf Ben-Shoham

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:46

    Published on: 15 December 2015

  8. Original research article

    Medical loss ratio as a potential regulatory tool in the Israeli healthcare system

    The growth of the private health insurance sector in Western countries, which is characterized by information deficiencies and limited competition, necessitates the implementation of effective regulatory tools...

    Tzahit Simon-Tuval, Tuvia Horev and Giora Kaplan

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:21

    Published on: 1 May 2015

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:3

  9. Commentary

    The redesign of the medical intern assignment mechanism in Israel

    A collaboration of medical professionals with economists and computer scientists involved in “market design” had led to the redesign of the clearinghouse assigning medical students to internships in Israel. Th...

    Alvin E Roth and Ran I Shorrer

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:11

    Published on: 25 March 2015

  10. Original research article

    Assigning Israeli medical graduates to internships

    Physicians in Israel are required to do an internship in an accredited hospital upon completion of the medical studies, and prior to receiving the medical license. For most students, the assignment is determin...

    Slava Bronfman, Avinatan Hassidim, Arnon Afek, Assaf Romm, Rony Shreberk, Ayal Hassidim and Anda Massler

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:6

    Published on: 20 March 2015

  11. Commentary

    The challenge of measuring multi-morbidity and its costs

    The ageing of the population across developed countries and beyond has increased the importance of examining multi-morbidity. The recent paper by Arbelle et al. [Isr J of Health Policy Res. 2014;3:29] on multi...

    Raphael Wittenberg

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:1

    Published on: 26 January 2015

  12. Commentary

    Inequalities in waiting times by socioeconomic status

    Waiting times for elective care are a major health policy issue in many developed countries. Recent empirical studies suggest that inequalities in waiting times by socioeconomic status are present within publi...

    Luigi Siciliani

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:38

    Published on: 27 November 2014

  13. Original research article

    Do rich Israelis wait less for medical care?

    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.

    Amir Shmueli

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:30

    Published on: 29 September 2014

  14. Original research article

    The burden of smoking in Israel–attributable mortality and costs (2014)

    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...

    Gary M Ginsberg and Haim Geva

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:28

    Published on: 29 August 2014

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

  15. Commentary

    Is nursing shortage in Israel inevitable?

    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...

    Linda H Aiken and Matthew D McHugh

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:10

    Published on: 25 March 2014

  16. Original research article

    Becoming poor and the cutback in the demand for health services in Israel

    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 ...

    Joseph Deutsch, Adi Lazar and Jacques Silber

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:49

    Published on: 19 December 2013

  17. Original research article

    Oncologists’ and family physicians’ views on value for money of cancer and congestive heart failure care

    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...

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

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:44

    Published on: 18 November 2013

  18. Original research article

    Should Israel screen all mothers-to-be to prevent early-onset of neonatal group B streptococcal disease? A cost-utility analysis

    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 ...

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

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:6

    Published on: 20 February 2013

  19. Commentary

    Priority setting: the importance of incorporating opportunity costs

    This article is a comment on Ofra Golan and Paul Hansen’s framework for health technology prioritization that they suggest could be developed and used by the committee selecting new technologies for Israel’s h...

    Ole Frithjof Norheim

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:45

    Published on: 26 November 2012

  20. Original research article

    Economic effects of interventions to reduce obesity in Israel

    Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases. The paper calculates the economic impact and the cost per Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) resulting from the adoption of eight interventions comprising the c...

    Gary M Ginsberg and Elliot Rosenberg

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:17

    Published on: 18 April 2012

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