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Health care equity

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. Content type: Original research article

    Cigarette smoking is a major cause of health disparities. We aimed to determine social characteristics associated with smoking status and age at smoking initiation in the ethnically-diverse population of Israel.

    Authors: Ofra Kalter-Leibovici, Angela Chetrit, Shlomit Avni, Emma Averbuch, Ilya Novikov and Nihaya Daoud

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:51

  5. Content type: Integrative article

    The need for a national policy to mitigate health inequity has been recognized in scientific research and policy papers around the world. Despite the moral duty and the social, medical, and economic logic behi...

    Authors: Tuvia Horev and Shlomit Avni

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:19

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Commentary

    Richard Saltman suggests that solidarity, a cherished notion at the heart of West European health care systems is being reconsidered in the light of today’s austere economic conditions. Solidarity, he argues, ...

    Authors: Lawrence D. Brown and David P. Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:27

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    Consideration and better understanding of patients’ needs on the part of the healthcare system might help increase the number of people seeking necessary medical care. Many studies have been conducted on patie...

    Authors: Jonia Amer-Alshiek, Tahani Alshiek, Yifat Amir Levy, Foad Azem, Ami Amit and Hadar Amir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:13

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    An intersectionality approach that addresses the non-additive influences of social categories and power structures, such as gender and ethnicity, is used as a research paradigm to further understanding the com...

    Authors: Yael Keshet, Ariela Popper-Giveon and Ido Liberman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:18

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Cultural and language discordance between patients and providers constitutes a significant challenge to provision of quality healthcare. This study aims to evaluate minority patients’ discharge from hospital t...

    Authors: Nosaiba Rayan, Hanna Admi and Efrat Shadmi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:24

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    Reducing health inequalities and enhancing the social accountability of medical students and physicians is a challenge acknowledged by medical educators and professionals. It is usually perceived as a macro-le...

    Authors: Orit Karnieli-Miller, Yaara Zisman-Ilani, Dafna Meitar and Yoseph Mekori

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:26

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    In this issue, Keinan-Boker summarises the main studies that have followed up offspring of women exposed to famine during pregnancy and calls for the establishment of a national cohort of Holocaust survivors a...

    Authors: Caroline HD Fall and Kalyanaraman Kumaran

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:22

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  15. Content type: Integrative article

    The role of medical schools is in a process of change. The World Health Organization has declared that they can no longer be ivory towers whose primary focus is the production of specialist physicians and cutt...

    Authors: Mary CJ Rudolf, Shmuel Reis, Trevor J Gibbs, Deborah Murdoch Eaton, David Stone, Michael Grady, Anita Berlin, Mitch Blair, Jumanah Essa-Hadad, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat and Michael Weingarten

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:17

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  16. Content type: Integrative article

    Modern epidemiology has evolved in the last decades from the simplified “cause-effect” paradigm to a multi-factorial framework of causality. The concept of “Fetal Origin of Adult Diseases” (FOAD) is a good exa...

    Authors: Lital Keinan-Boker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:11

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Original research article

    Medical events, such as stroke, limb fractures, joint replacements and spinal injuries, can lead to acute functional disability at all ages and to chronic disability, especially among the elderly. Rehabilitati...

    Authors: Inbar Zucker, Irit Laxer, Iris Rasooli, Shulamit Han, Aaron Cohen and Tamar Shohat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:27

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    Mortality from causes amenable to health care is a valuable indicator of quality of the health care system, which can be used to assess inter-regional differences and trends over time. This study investigates ...

    Authors: Nehama Goldberger and Ziona Haklai

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:41

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