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  1. Suicide rates among Ethiopian immigrants to Israel (EI) are relatively high. This study sought to identify suicide-risk factors in this population in order to suggest some potentially preventive measures to me...

    Authors: Rafael Youngmann, Nelly Zilber, Ziona Haklai and Nehama Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. Vaccines for COVID-19 are currently available for the public in Israel. The compliance with vaccination has differed between sectors in Israel and the uptake has been substantially lower in the Arab compared w...

    Authors: Manfred S. Green, Rania Abdullah, Shiraz Vered and Dorit Nitzan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:26

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. In a recent issue of this Journal, Politzer, Shmueli, and Avni estimate the economic costs of health disparities due to socioeconomic status (SES) in Israel (Politzer et al., Isr J Health Policy Res 8: 46, 2019)....

    Authors: J. Travis Donahoe and Thomas G. McGuire

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:68

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:46

  4. Israel hosts nearly 70,000 migrant careworkers. Migrant careworkers work and live with populations extremely vulnerable to the novel Coronavirus, including the elderly and people with pre-existing physical con...

    Authors: Jordan Hannink Attal, Ido Lurie and Yehuda Neumark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:61

    Content type: Original research article

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  5. This study focuses on sexual orientation and gender-based differences among Israeli young adult substance use behaviors. In addition, it evaluates young adult perception of substance use and acceptance of subs...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach and Mally Shechory-Bitton

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:52

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. In this commentary to the paper “Ensuring HIV care to undocumented migrants in Israel: a public-private partnership case study” by Chemtob et al. we discuss the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a ...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb, Dani Filc and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:48

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:80

  7. Hearing parents tend to have a strong preference for their deaf and hard-of-hearing children to acquire adequate speech, as opposed to use of sign language. Research reports the contribution of many variables ...

    Authors: Ester Goldblat, Dori Rivkin and Viacheslav Konstantinov

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:36

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. Different forms of public/private mix have become a central mode of the privatization of healthcare, in both financing and provision. The present article compares the processes of these public/private amalgams...

    Authors: Dani Filc, Alon Rasooly and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:31

    Content type: Integrative article

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  9. Disordered eating (DE), defined as unhealthy eating attitudes and behaviors, is considered a major public health problem among adolescents. Nevertheless, rates of DE among Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel...

    Authors: Roni Elran-Barak, Michal Bromberg, Tal Shimony, Rita Dichtiar, Nisim Mery, Lesley Nitsan and Lital Keinan-Boker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Road traffic accidents (RTA) are not equally distributed between ethnic groups, disproportionately affecting minorities. In Israel, Arabs are at higher risk of involvement in RTA relative to their proportion i...

    Authors: Abebe Tiruneh, Maya Siman-Tov, Irina Radomislensky and Kobi Peleg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:17

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. Undocumented migrants in Israel, mostly originating from HIV endemic countries, are not covered by Israel’s universal healthcare coverage. We initiated a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to handle this public ...

    Authors: Daniel Chemtob, Rivka Rich, Neta Harel, Nechama Averick, Eyal Schwartzberg, Israel Yust, Shlomo Maayan, Itamar Grotto and Ronni Gamzu

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:80

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:48

  12. In July 2013, Israel was swept with fear of a polio outbreak. In response to the importation of wild polio virus, the Ministry decided to take preventive action by administering oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) to a...

    Authors: Aviad Tur-Sinai, Rachel Gur-Arie, Nadav Davidovitch, Eran Kopel, Yael Glazer, Emilia Anis and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:63

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. Health literacy is important for patients’ comprehension of the health and medical messages conveyed to them and their meaning for them so that they can better manage their health. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Michal Hochhauser, Michael Brusovansky, Maria Sirotin and Katerina Bronfman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:61

    Content type: Original research article

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  14. Organizational language practice and policy are not neutral elements but reflect social and political power relations. The micro-level of working groups is subject to the influence of political conflicts and p...

    Authors: Yael Keshet and Ariela Popper-Giveon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:58

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. Ethnic disparities in cardiovascular outcomes have been increasingly recognized in the medical literature. In a recent paper in this journal, Peled et al. provide evidence that Arab Israelis may have worse out...

    Authors: Jeremy Kobulnik, Yasbanoo Moayedi and Douglas Greig

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:53

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:3

  16. This commentary describes how the first program for enhancing cultural competence in an Israeli healthcare facility was implemented at the ALYN Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center in Jerusa...

    Authors: Eliezer Be’eri, Maurit Beeri and Tal Cohen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:51

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:61

  17. The accessibility of minority ethnic groups to healthcare services is challenging in many societies, most especially among the elderly population. Elderly individuals from minority groups have been found to ha...

    Authors: B. Adini

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:39

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:25

  18. The Galilee Study is the first large epidemiological study to compare correlates of mental disorders between two Arab Palestinian minority groups of adolescents in Israel.

    Authors: Raida Daeem, Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld, Ilana Farbstein, Robert Goodman, Rasha Elias, Anneke Ifrah, Gabriel Chodick, Rassem Khamaisi, Silvana Fennig and Alan Apter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:14

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. Ethnicity may affect graft longevity and recipient mortality after heart transplantation (HTx). We hypothesized that differences in ethnic origin between Arabs and Jews undergoing HTx in Israel may contribute ...

    Authors: Yael Peled, Ron Loewenthal, Yigal Kassif, Eugenia Raichlin, Arwa Younis, Anan Younis, Eyal Nachum, Dov Freimark and Jacob Lavee

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:3

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:53

  20. Ethnic-based separation in public hospitals in Israel is a sensitive issue that was recently brought forward by the media and was recently discussed in the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research.

    Authors: Jonathan Halevy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:70

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:44

  21. Segregation within the healthcare system is commonly associated with disparities in the utilization of health services and in the outcomes of medical care. In Israel, the Jewish majority and the Arab minority ...

    Authors: Yael Keshet and Ariela Popper-Giveon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:44

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:70

  22. Epidemiological studies show disparities in the provision of physical health-care for people with severe mental illness. This observation includes countries with universal health insurance. However, there is l...

    Authors: Maya Lavie-Ajayi, Galia S. Moran, Itzhak Levav, Rotem Porat, Tal Reches, Margalit Goldfracht and Gilad Gal

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:49

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. Israel has absorbed > 60,000 migrant from the horn of Africa (MHOA) since 2006. No cross-transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from MOHA to Israeli citizens has yet been reported. This study describes the re...

    Authors: Z. Mor, N. Nuss, M. Savion, I. Nissan, M. Lidji, S. Maneshcu, H. Kaidar-Shwartz, Z. Amitai, E. Rorman and R. Sheffer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:36

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:40

  24. Gender preference among patients seeking medical care is an issue that is not well understood. It warrants exploration, particularly for patients undergoing sensitive physical exams. In a recent IJHPR article,...

    Authors: Tulin D. Cil and Alexandra M. Easson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:37

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:35

  25. The greatest challenges facing healthcare systems include ensuring a sufficient supply of primary care physicians and physicians willing to work in rural or peripheral areas. Especially challenging is enticing...

    Authors: Charles Weissman, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Alexander Avidan, Uriel Elchalal and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:28

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:57

  26. The complex nature of studying health and healthcare disparities in general, and in the context of the Israeli healthcare system in particular, is depicted in two recent IJHPR articles. The first examines Emer...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:60

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:47

  27. Health disparities are a persistent problem in many high-income countries. Health policymakers recognize the need to develop systematic methods for documenting and tracking these disparities in order to reduce...

    Authors: Kathleen Abu-Saad, Shlomit Avni and Ofra Kalter-Leibovici

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:14

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:37

  28. 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

    Content type: Short communication

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  29. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:26

  30. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:12

  31. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  32. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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