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Israel Journal of Health Policy Research considers articles on prioritization in health care. Priority setting in health care has become more explicit worldwide over the last two decades. Israel provides an important laboratory for international learning, having one of the most explicit and accountable systems for priority setting. The country also provides relevant lessons regarding resource allocation among health and other sectors such as defence. This thematic series in IJHPR takes advantage of these characteristics, featuring articles that analyze the priority setting process in Israel, both within the health system and regarding allocations to health in the overall public budgetary context.

  1. Commentary

    Equity in HTA: what doesn’t get measured, gets marginalised

    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...

    Richard Cookson and Andrew J. Mirelman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:38

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  2. 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

  3. Research

    Trends in the use of antipsychotics in the Israeli inpatient population, 2004–2013

    Although serious mental illneses are treated with both typical and atypical antipsychotic grugs, trends in their use in psychiatric inpatient population in Israel are unrecognized. The aim of this study was to...

    Alexander M. Ponizovsky, Eli Marom, Michal Ben-Laish, Igor Barash, Abraham Weizman and Eyal Schwartzberg

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:16

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  4. Commentary

    Public attitudes and values in priority setting

    There is growing recognition that critical decisions concerning investments in new health care technologies and services should incorporate society’s values along with the scientific evidence. From a normative...

    Stuart J Peacock

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:29

    Published on: 19 June 2015

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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