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Legal and regulatory issues in health and health care

  1. Content type: Commentary

    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

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

  2. Content type: Integrative article

    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

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    Under structural conditions of non-governability, most players in the policy arena in Israel turn to two main channels that have proven effective in promoting the policies they seek: the submission of petition...

    Authors: Daniel Sperling and Nissim Cohen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:71

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:32

  4. Content type: Commentary

    The Israeli organ donor law was established in 2008. In the ensuing 10 years there have been some improvements in deceased donation and living donor rates and a reduction in the unethical practice of transplan...

    Authors: Jeffrey Zaltzman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:45

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:11

  5. Content type: Commentary

    The issue of how primary care clinicians manage unaccompanied minors is not well studied. This month’s article “Treatment of unaccompanied minors in primary care clinics- Caregivers practice and knowledge” beg...

    Authors: Kelly Orringer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:41

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:29

  6. Content type: Original research article

    By law, the provision of medical treatment to minors in the State of Israel is conditional upon the consent of their parents. In 2004, the Head of the Medical Administration Unit in the Ministry of Health issu...

    Authors: Maya Peled-Raz, Michal Perl and Manfred S. Green

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:29

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:41

  7. Content type: Commentary

    Nissanholtz-Gannot and Yenkellevich (NGY) explore the impact of a 2010 amendment to the Israeli National Health Insurance Law that requires annual reporting of payments from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to d...

    Authors: Ronen Avraham and Charles Silver

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:25

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:45

  8. Content type: Integrative article

    In 2008, responding to a widening gap between need and availability of transplant organs, Israel’s Ministry of Health adopted a program of incentivized cadaveric organ donation. The Organ Transplant Law reward...

    Authors: Corinne Berzon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:11

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:45

  9. Content type: Commentary

    The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to vaccinate children with OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine). Shelly Kamin-Friedman explored the legal and ethical dimensions of...

    Authors: Lawrence O. Gostin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:4

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

  10. Content type: Commentary

    As in much of the world, mental health law in Israel has evolved over the past half-century toward greater protection of patients’ liberty and an increased emphasis on due process. Part of that process in Isra...

    Authors: Abhishek Jain and Paul S. Appelbaum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:2

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:57

  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Content type: Commentary

    In recent years, countries around the world have revised their blood donation policies regarding gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The United States lifted the lifetime ban on MS...

    Authors: Sean Cahill and Timothy Wang

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:15

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

  16. Content type: Original research article

    The present permanent deferral policy in Israel for MSM was established in 1977 and was based on the previous (now outdated) USA Food and Drug Administration standards. This study analyses epidemiological data...

    Authors: Gary Michael Ginsberg, Eilat Shinar, Eran Kopel and Daniel Chemtob

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:15

  17. Content type: Integrative article

    The proliferation of medically assisted reproduction (MAR) for the treatment of infertility has brought benefit to many individuals around the world. But infertility and its treatment continue to be a cause of...

    Authors: Carmel Shalev, Adi Moreno, Hedva Eyal, Michal Leibel, Rhona Schuz and Talia Eldar-Geva

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:59

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    The World Health Organization Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) established the MPOWER policy package to provide practical country-level guidance on implementing effective policies to reduce smok...

    Authors: David Levy, David B. Abrams, Jeffrey Levy and Laura Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:41

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

  19. Content type: Integrative article

    Surrogate decision making is common in public healthcare worldwide. In Israel any incompetent adult patient requires a Legal Guardian (LG), appointed by the court, for approval of invasive none-life saving pro...

    Authors: Michael Kuniavsky, Ilana Kadmon and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:59

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  20. Content type: Integrative article

    Climatic changes have increased the world-wide frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves, cold spells, floods, storms and droughts. These extreme events potentially affect the health status of mil...

    Authors: Manfred S Green, Noemie Groag Pri-or, Guedi Capeluto, Yoram Epstein and Shlomit Paz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:23

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  21. Content type: Integrative article

    In many countries, NMAs, along with other stakeholders, play a part in the regulation of physicians. The purpose of this paper is to compare and explain the level of involvement of NMAs in physician regulation...

    Authors: Malke Borow, Baruch Levi and Michelle Glekin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:8

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  22. Content type: Original research article

    ICU patients frequently undergo non-life-saving invasive procedures. When patient informed consent cannot be obtained, legal guardianship (LG), often from a close relative, may be required by law. The objectiv...

    Authors: Michael Kuniavsky, Freda DeKeyser Ganz, David M Linton and Sigal Sviri

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:36

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    The latest amendment to the ban on smoking in public places in Israel was implemented in 2007, adding pubs and bars (P&B) to the list of public places in which smoking is prohibited. However, smoking in most P...

    Authors: Orna Baron-Epel, Carmit Satran, Vicki Cohen, Anat Drach-Zehavi and Melbourne F Hovell

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:28

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