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  1. Increased anxiety was frequently reported during the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic. An association between anxiety and increased body weight has been documented. Identifying associations between diet quality a...

    Authors: Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, Daniela Abigail Navarro, Olga Raz and Mona Boaz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:28

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  2. Food labeling to encourage healthier food choices may have positive long-term effects. Yet previous studies point to challenges in terms of how consumers understand and use labeling information. The current st...

    Authors: Shosh Shahrabani

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:25

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  3. This commentary compares Israel’s COVID-10 vaccination response to the much slower and less successful vaccination campaign in Canada. Although Canada did start with some structural disadvantages relative to I...

    Authors: Gregory P. Marchildon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:12

    Content type: Commentary

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:20

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  4. This commentary on Rosen, Waitzberg, and Israeli’s assessment of Israel’s COVID response points to differences in the coherence of each national government’s strategy as the key factor influencing the effectiv...

    Authors: Sherry Glied

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:9

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  5. National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) are defined by the World Health Organization as multidisciplinary groups of health experts who are involved in the development of a national immunizatio...

    Authors: Chen Stein-Zamir and Shmuel Rishpon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:7

    Content type: Integrative article

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  6. As of the end of 2020, the State of Israel, with a population of 9.3 million, had administered more COVID-19 vaccine doses than all countries aside from China, the US, and the UK. Moreover, Israel had administ...

    Authors: Bruce Rosen, Ruth Waitzberg and Avi Israeli

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

    Content type: Integrative article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:18

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  7. Israel has led the world in rolling out its COVID-19 vaccination program. This experience provides lessons that others can learn from. It is, however, necessary to consider some national specificities, includi...

    Authors: Martin McKee and Selina Rajan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:5

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:6

  8. Measles is a highly contagious disease. A 24 years old patient, recently exposed to measles (unvaccinated), presented in the emergency department with severe agitation, compatible with an acute psychotic episo...

    Authors: Chen Stein-Zamir, Nitza Abramson, Hagit Sonnenfeld-Alroey, Jacob Charnes, Dana Eckstein, Aryeh Dienstag, Dana Wolf, Allon E. Moses and Yoram G. Weiss

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2021 10:2

    Content type: Perspective

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  9. Anemia is common during pregnancy and the puerperium. The association of ethnicity as well as other characteristics with anemia and compliance with healthcare recommendations has not been studied sufficiently ...

    Authors: Enav Yefet, Avishag Yossef, Manal Massalha, Abeer Suleiman, Aliza Hatokay, Moria Kamhine-Yefet and Zohar Nachum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:71

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Obesity is a highly prevalent, complex, and chronic relapsing disease with a considerable unmet medical need. We aimed to identify perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers to effective obesity treatment...

    Authors: Dror Dicker, Batya Kornboim, Rakefet Bachrach, Naim Shehadeh, Shani Potesman-Yona and Gabriella Segal-Lieberman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:56

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. 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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  12. Background: In TB low incidence countries, the outcome of TB treatment among non-citizen migrants from endemic countries affects ability to eliminate TB. This study compares TB treatment outcomes among non-citize...

    Authors: D. Chemtob and E. Ogum

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:29

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. After decades of constant increase in HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM), a gradual decrease has been reported in recent years. Timely detection of HIV leads to early treatment and behavioral ...

    Authors: Dor Atias, Hagai Levine, Hila Elinav, Michele Haouzi-Bashan, Yotam Lior and Zohar Mor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:10

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  14. Illicit performance-enhancing substances are used mostly by athletes to enhance performance in sports, and by bodybuilders to gain muscle and body mass. Among performance-enhancing substances, the most common ...

    Authors: Hagit Bonny-Noach, Ronny Berkovitz and Barak Shapira

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:14

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. Iodine is an essential micronutrient for thyroid gland function. Iodine deficiency disorders are a spectrum of conditions affecting the fetus, child, adolescent and adult. Iodine requirements are increased in ...

    Authors: John H. Lazarus

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:20

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:9

  16. Iodine is an essential nutrient for human health throughout the life cycle, especially during early stages of intrauterine life and infancy, to ensure adequate neurocognitive development. The growing global re...

    Authors: Shani R. Rosen, Yaniv S. Ovadia, Eyal Y. Anteby, Shlomo Fytlovich, Dorit Aharoni, Doron Zamir, Dov Gefel and Simon Shenhav

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

    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 9:20

  17. The Israeli population genetic screening program for reproductive purposes, is a population-specific screening that includes all known, severe diseases and relatively frequent in a specific population (carrier...

    Authors: Joël Zlotogora

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:73

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. Vaccinating children against influenza has shown both direct and indirect beneficial effects. However, despite being offered free of charge, childhood influenza vaccine coverage in Israel has been low. Our obj...

    Authors: Aharona Glatman-Freedman, Kanar Amir, Rita Dichtiar, Hila Zadka, Ifat Vainer, Dolev Karolinsky, Teena Enav and Tamy Shohat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:82

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. Pediatric preventive health services are delivered in many different formats throughout the world. In Israel, these services for young children are provided in designated Maternal Child Health Clinics (MCHC). ...

    Authors: Deena R. Zimmerman, Gina Verbov, Naomi Edelstein and Chen Stein-Zamir

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:23

    Content type: Integrative article

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  20. Israel has compulsory military service, beginning at the age of 18. Women serve about two years and men for about three years. However, de facto only some of the potential service entrants are recruited. Among...

    Authors: Adi Kuperman-Shani, Tarif Bader, Elon Glassberg and Vered Klaitman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:21

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:42

  21. An analysis of benefit and cost is critical for independent advisory groups that provide evidence-based recommendations. In many countries, the role of RSV immunoprophylaxis for infants at increased risk of ho...

    Authors: H. Cody Meissner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:15

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:63

  22. Philip Morris International’s IQOS (“I Quit Ordinary Smoking”) device has increasingly penetrated the global tobacco market. In Israel, among the first countries with IQOS in its market, the IQOS device is sol...

    Authors: Yael Bar-Zeev, Hagai Levine, Gil Rubinstein, Ihab Khateb and Carla J. Berg

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:11

    Content type: Short communication

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:47

  23. Unintended pregnancy is a major public health problem with known risk factors, however, little is known about the prevalence of variables associated with recurrent unintended pregnancy (RUP) among young, unmar...

    Authors: Misgav Rottenstreich, Hen Y. Sela, Limor Loitner, Noam Smorgick and Zvi Vaknin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:42

    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 8:21

  24. Passive immunization against RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is given in most western countries (including Israel) to infants of high risk groups such as premature babies, and infants with Congenital Heart D...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg, Eli Somekh and Yechiel Schlesinger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:63

    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 8:15

  25. Epidemiological studies have shown deterioration in dental health accompanying the ageing process. Tooth loss increases with age. Chewing ability is closely correlated with number of natural teeth present: the...

    Authors: L. Natapov, D. Kushnir, R. Goldsmith, R. Dichtiar and S. P. Zusman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:58

    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 8:33

  26. Hagit Bonny-Noach notes the challenging history of illicit substance use among Israeli backpackers. Few Israeli practices are more normative than the backpacking-trip as a rite of passage. Unsurprisingly, back...

    Authors: Harold A. Pollack

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:65

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:23

  27. The emerging science in early childhood development challenges past paradigms of health care. There is consideration within the profession of paediatrics, and health care more broadly, of how to make systems o...

    Authors: Moira Inkelas and Frank Oberklaid

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:62

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:53

  28. The ongoing rise of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) poses a global public health challenge and the risk of acquiring one of these infections depends upon sexual practices, the number of sexual encounter...

    Authors: Anatole S. Menon-Johansson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:47

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:19

  29. Fiscal policies to fight obesity such as taxation of unhealthy foods or sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) have gained considerable attention in recent years. Many studies modelling the impact of various magnitu...

    Authors: Orly Tamir, Tamar Cohen-Yogev, Sharon Furman-Assaf and Ronit Endevelt

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:43

    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 7:68

  30. To control and prevent outbreaks, public health programs in all countries, regardless of tuberculosis (TB) incidence, must maintain the capacity to perform core control and prevention activities. These include...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Wortham

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:40

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:36

  31. 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

  32. Commercial sex shares a role in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) transmission. Men who pay for sex (MPS) may transmit HIV/STI to other populations which are low-risk. This study aimed to test our ...

    Authors: Rivka Rich, Alex Leventhal, Rivka Sheffer and Zohar Mor

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:19

    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 7:47

  33. Postpartum suicidality, a result of extreme distress or depression, is a tragedy for the woman, infant, and family. Screening for postpartum depression (PPD) is mandatory in Israel, including a question on sui...

    Authors: Saralee Glasser, Daphna Levinson, Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Tali Braun, Ziona Haklai and Nehama Goldberger

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:34

    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 8:77

  34. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) increases the risk of heart and respiratory disease, cancer, and premature mortality in non-smoking individuals. Results from the first Israel Biomonitoring Study ...

    Authors: Tamar Berman, Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Nisim Mery, Lital Keinan-Boker, Tal Shimony, Rebecca Goldsmith, Thomas Göen, Haim Geva and Laura Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:33

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:41

  35. Frailty is associated with poorer quality of life and higher healthcare utilization and spending. Despite its importance, no clear consensus exists on the definition of frailty. The recent IJHPR article by Buc...

    Authors: Shannon Wu and Bruce Leff

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:27

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:18

  36. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  37. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  38. By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that two-thirds of all diseases worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Physicians often do not counsel patients about healthy behaviors, and lack of ...

    Authors: Rani Polak, Adi Finkelstein, Tom Axelrod, Marie Dacey, Matan Cohen, Dennis Muscato, Avi Shariv, Naama W Constantini and Mayer Brezis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

    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 6:65

  39. Sexual health is an important global public health concern. Planning effective strategies to improve sexual health requires a high degree of attention to the local epidemiological trends and cultural context w...

    Authors: Charmaine Gauci and Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

  40. Youth drinking is linked with acute harms and Emergency Departments (ED) are places where some of these harms become apparent. This commentary argues that there is a clear case for routinely monitoring alcohol...

    Authors: John Larsen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:41

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:34

  41. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of hospital admissions and readmissions in the Western world. However, the burden of ambulatory care has not been as well investigated. The object...

    Authors: Lori D. Bash, Dahlia Weitzman, Robert O. Blaustein, Ofer Sharon, Varda Shalev and Gabriel Chodick

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:26

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  42. In Israel today, there are 420,200 Israelis diagnosed with diabetes, and every year, Israelis sustain thousands of diabetes-related deaths and tens of thousands of diabetes-related amputations. As such, in Isr...

    Authors: Dean Schillinger and James G. Kahn

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:32

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

  43. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  44. In an article recently published in the IJHPR, Ginsberg and colleagues from Israel’s Public Health Services estimate the disease burden from airborne particulate matter in Israel. Using national data on the co...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Samet

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

  45. Influenza causes substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide each year. Healthcare-associated influenza is a frequent event. Health care personnel (HCP) may be the source for infecting patients and may propa...

    Authors: David J. Weber, Walter Orenstein and William A. Rutala

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:61

    Content type: Commentary

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  46. 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

    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 6:15

  47. 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

  48. Worldwide, ambient air pollution accounts for around 3.7 million deaths annually. Measuring the burden of disease is important not just for advocacy but also is a first step towards carrying out a full cost-ut...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg, Ehud Kaliner and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

  49. The crude rate of early-onset Group B streptococcus disease (EOGBS) in Israel has been consistently under 0.5 for 1000 live births for the past 8 years. The Israeli Ministry of Health has adapted the risk fact...

    Authors: H. Sefty, A. Klivitsky, M. Bromberg, R. Dichtiar, M. Ben Ami, T. Shohat and A. Glatman-Freedman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:42

    Content type: Original research article

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