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The healthcare workforce

This thematic series in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research considers the healthcare workforce. The physicians, nurses, and other professionals who provide direct patient care are vital to the success of the health care systems within which they operate. Accordingly, policymakers around the world are deeply concerned about such issues as whether they have enough professionals, whether they are being adequately trained and their skills used to the fullest, and whether they are appropriately distributed between and within countries. This article collection explores how these and related issues are playing out, both in Israel and internationally.

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  1. Content type: Original research article

    There is extensive evidence that the role of nurse coordinators is beneficial for patients. Nurse coordinators are more available to patients compared to general registered nurses, know better to control sympt...

    Authors: Liza Monas, Orly Toren, Beatrice Uziely and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:66

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    New ways of thinking about medicine and health care demand new methods in medical education. Over the past two decades, as both the practice and the study of medicine have become increasingly concerned with de...

    Authors: Raymond H. Curry

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

  3. Content type: Original research article

    Simulation-based training improves residents’ skills for end-of-life (EOL) care. In the field, staff providers play a significant role in handling those situations and in shaping practice by role modeling. We ...

    Authors: Mayer Brezis, Yael Lahat, Meir Frankel, Alan Rubinov, Davina Bohm, Matan J Cohen, Meni Koslowsky, Orit Shalomson, Charles L Sprung, Henia Perry-Mezare, Rina Yahalom and Amitai Ziv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:48

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:62

  4. Content type: Commentary

    Every country struggles with how best to meet the demand for health care services with the available resources. This commentary offers a perspective on the Israeli physician workforce and the analyses of Horow...

    Authors: Lewis G. Sandy

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:55

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:31

  5. Content type: Original research article

    Worldwide, there is a widespread and disturbing pattern of violence towards healthcare workers. However, violent occurrences in Israeli hospitals have often been unrecognized and underreported. Moreover, most ...

    Authors: Sigal Shafran-Tikva, Revital Zelker, Zvi Stern and David Chinitz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:43

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    Patient preferences regarding the gender of their physicians is a highly sensitive issue, which can be particularly salient in intimate medical situations. Previously published studies found that women tend to...

    Authors: Asnat Groutz, Hadar Amir, Revital Caspi, Eran Sharon, Yifat Amir Levy and Mordechai Shimonov

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:35

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  7. Content type: Integrative article

    We reviewed the existing programs for basic medical education (BME) in Israel as well as their output, since they are in a phase of reassessment and transition. The transition has been informed, in part, by ev...

    Authors: Shmuel Reis, Jacob Urkin, Rachel Nave, Rosalie Ber, Amitai Ziv, Orit Karnieli-Miller, Dafna Meitar, Peter Gilbey and Dror Mevorach

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:45

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    To date, studies on the outcomes of a shared war reality among mental health professionals (MHPs) in southern Israel have focused only on those residing and working in Otef Gaza. The aim of this study is to de...

    Authors: Itay Pruginin, Dorit Segal-Engelchin, Richard Isralowitz and Alexander Reznik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:17

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Recruitment and retention of a diverse ethnic workforce in healthcare settings contribute to the provision of culturally competent care in multicultural contexts. Nevertheless, the work experiences of ethnic m...

    Authors: Yael Keshet and Ariela Popper-Giveon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:18

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:33

  10. Content type: Commentary

    The literature in the area of the health workforce and societies in conflict encompasses a wide range of studies and potential directions. Lately, Keshet and Popper-Giveon reported on a study based on intervie...

    Authors: Daniella Arieli and Miriam J. Hirschfeld

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:33

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:18

  11. Content type: Commentary

    Many countries, including Israel, face health workforce challenges to meet the needs of their citizens, as chronic conditions increase. Provider shortages and geographical maldistribution are common. Increasin...

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier and Linda H. Aiken

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

  12. Content type: Integrative article

    Many countries around the world have integrated various types of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into their healthcare systems. The main motivating factors for recognizing and developing APPs worldwide incl...

    Authors: Eliana Marcus Aaron and Caryn Scheinberg Andrews

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

  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: Integrative article

    Pharmacy prescribing policy in Israel has been negotiated and changed in recent years in order to improve patient treatment and access to medicines, and reduce national health insurance costs by allowing pharm...

    Authors: Hila Yariv

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:49

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    Two important considerations arise from this IJHPR article from Zimmerman and colleagues. First, is the question regarding what can be considered a “common” procedure in primary care and whether the designatio...

    Authors: Gary L. Freed

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:57

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    Definitions of social accountability describe the obligation of medical schools to direct education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the population they serve...

    Authors: Nicholas Leigh-Hunt, Laura Stroud, Deborah Murdoch Eaton and Mary Rudolf

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:48

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    Disruptive behavior among hospital staff can negatively affect quality of care. Motivated by a standard on disruptive behavior issued by The Joint Commission (LD 3.10), as well as the desire to improve patient...

    Authors: Talia Berman-Kishony and Shifra Shvarts

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:26

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    In recent years, an increasing number of care procedures previously under the physician’s authority have been placed in the hands of registered nurses. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of...

    Authors: Hana Kerzman, Dina Van Dijk, Limor Eizenberg, Rut Khaikin, Shoshi Phridman, Maya Siman-Tov and Shoshi Goldberg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:19

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    A 2005 survey led by the Israeli Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) found that large parts of the Israeli public are not familiar with the profession of anesthesia. The ISA has subsequently been conducting a p...

    Authors: Barak Cohen, Daniel Ogorek, Stanislav Oifa, Anat Cattan and Idit Matot

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:16

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    Israel is experiencing a shortage of both physicians and nurses in a number of specialties, including neonatal intensive care. Inadequate hospital staffing and high patient demand contribute to the blurring of...

    Authors: Sunny G. Hallowell and Barbara Medoff-Cooper

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:24

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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Commentary

    EMR use during medical visits has been found to distract physicians and negatively influence their ability to deliver patient-centered care. In this issue, Assis-Hassid and colleagues propose a redress of this...

    Authors: Debra L Roter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:17

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Original research article

    The traditional dyadic dynamics of the medical encounter has been altered into a triadic relationship by introducing the computer into the examination room. This study defines Patient-Doctor-Computer Communica...

    Authors: Shiri Assis-Hassid, Iris Reychav, Tsipi Heart, Joseph S Pliskin and Shmuel Reis

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

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  26. Content type: Original research article

    Medical and technological developments, financial constraints and a shortage of physicians have made it necessary to re-examine professional boundaries between physicians and nurses. Israel’s manpower shortage...

    Authors: Orly Toren, Nurit Nirel, Yehuda Tsur, Michal Lipschuetz and Asaf Toker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:43

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  27. Content type: Original research article

    In 1995 Clalit Health Services introduced a structured follow-up schedule, by primary care nurses, of diabetic patients. This was supplementary care, given in addition to the family physician’s follow-up care....

    Authors: Michal Shani, Sasson Nakar, Alex Lustman, Amnon Lahad and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:27

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  28. Content type: Original research article

    The State of Israel is preparing to transfer legal responsibility for mental- health care from the government to the country’s four competing, nonprofit health-plans. A prominent feature of this reform is the ...

    Authors: Nurit Nirel and Hadar Samuel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:25

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. Content type: Integrative article

    Many countries have devoted considerable efforts in an attempt to improve the performance of their health care systems. National Medical Associations (NMAs), along with other stakeholders, play a part in the p...

    Authors: Baruch Levi, Malke Borow and Michelle Glekin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:14

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    Since minor surgical and musculoskeletal problems are commonly seen in primary care, primary care physicians are expected to possess the skills required to perform minor surgical procedures (MSP) and musculosk...

    Authors: Sasson Menahem, Andrey Nazarenko and Pesach Shvartzman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:12

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  33. 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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  34. Content type: Original research article

    Female physicians have become an increasing proportion of the medical workforce in Israel. This study investigates this trend and discusses its likely impact on the quantity and quality of medical care available.

    Authors: Ziona Haklai, Yael Applbaum, Orna Tal, Myriam Aburbeh and Nehama F Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:37

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  35. Content type: Commentary

    Drawing upon the literature on physicians’ strikes from other OECD countries, the experience with physician strikes in Israel is put into comparative perspective. There are both structural and ideological fact...

    Authors: Gregory P Marchildon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:34

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    Compassion fatigue among health care professionals has gained interest over the past decade. Compassion fatigue, as well as burnout, has been associated with depersonalization and suboptimal patient care. Prof...

    Authors: Nurit El-bar, Amalia Levy, Hedy S Wald and Aya Biderman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:31

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