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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Original research article

    Medical practice variation refers to differences in health service utilization among regions in the same country. It is used as a tool for studying health inequities.

    Authors: Joseph Mendlovic, Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron and Arnon Afek

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:4

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

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

  7. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Samet

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

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

  8. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg, Ehud Kaliner and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

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

  9. Content type: Commentary

    Cancer drug expenditures have been increasing significantly in countries around the world. A recent paper in the IJHPR provides new knowledge and insights into this global phenomenon by analyzing how it is pla...

    Authors: Daniel A. Goldstein, Salomon M. Stemmer and Noa Gordon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:40

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:37

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Wynand P.M.M. van de Ven

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:3

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

  12. Content type: Original research article

    Private health expenditure in systems of national health insurance has raised concern in many countries. The concern is mainly about the accessibility of care to the poor and the sick, and inequality in use an...

    Authors: Esti Engelchin-Nissan and Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:45

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:46

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Tzahit Simon-Tuval, Tuvia Horev and Giora Kaplan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:21

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

  15. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Alvin E Roth and Ran I Shorrer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:11

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:6

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Raphael Wittenberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:1

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Luigi Siciliani

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:38

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    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.

    Authors: Amir Shmueli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:30

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Gary M Ginsberg and Haim Geva

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:28

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

  21. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Linda H Aiken and Matthew D McHugh

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:10

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  22. Content type: Original research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Joseph Deutsch, Adi Lazar and Jacques Silber

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:49

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:44

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  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: 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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  27. Content type: Original research article

    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...

    Authors: Gary M Ginsberg and Elliot Rosenberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:17

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  28. Content type: Original research article

    Surveys of nursing supplies around the world have furnished a better understanding of the structure of the workforce, helped identify shortages, and plan professional training. This study aimed to examine the ...

    Authors: Nurit Nirel, Shoshana Riba, Sima Reicher and Orly Toren

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:11

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