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Primary Care

  1. Commentary

    Out of hospital Cardio-pulmonary arrest - Is there a role for the primary healthcare teams?

    Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The survival rates are poor and even more frustrating are the rates of neurologically favorable outcomes at hospital disc...

    Shlomo Vinker

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:36

    Published on: 28 June 2017

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:22

  2. Original research article

    Between individualism and social solidarity in vaccination policy: the case of the 2013 OPV campaign in Israel

    During the summer of 2013, after samples of poliomyelitis virus were found in sewage, Israel launched an intensive national oral polio vaccine (OPV) campaign. The clinical objective of the campaign was rather ...

    Hagai Boas, Anat Rosenthal and Nadav Davidovitch

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:64

    Published on: 21 December 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:21

  3. Commentary

    Pre-exercise screening: role of the primary care physician

    Participation in regular physical activity is associated with a multitude of benefits including a reduction in chronic disease and premature mortality, and improved quality of life. All segments of society nee...

    Elizabeth A. Joy and Linda S. Pescatello

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:29

    Published on: 28 June 2016

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:8

  4. Commentary

    Expanding clinical roles for nurses to realign the global health workforce with population needs: a 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...

    Claudia B. Maier and Linda H. Aiken

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:21

    Published on: 7 June 2016

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

  5. Original research article

    Dealing with ambiguity: Israeli physician’s attitudes and practices regarding pre-exercise certificates: a questionnaire study

    It has become clear in recent years that a healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise is crucial for health maintenance. Nevertheless, most people do not exercise regularly. Physician intervention is benef...

    Robert D Hoffman, Ron Golan and Shlomo Vinker

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:8

    Published on: 1 May 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:29

  6. Original research article

    Physician-facilitated designation of proxy decision-makers: family physician perceptions

    Among the challenges encountered during the care of patients at the end-of-life (EOL), eliciting preferences of patients with whom there is no ability to communicate is common and stressful for all those conce...

    Gideon Lifshitz, Matan J. Cohen, Hila Shmilovitz, Mayer Brezis, Amnon Lahad and Arie Ben-Yehuda

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:6

    Published on: 30 April 2016

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:28

  7. Integrative article

    Integration of advanced practice providers into the Israeli healthcare system

    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...

    Eliana Marcus Aaron and Caryn Scheinberg Andrews

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:7

    Published on: 22 February 2016

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

  8. Original research article

    Referral patterns of Israeli pediatricians of common primary care office procedures

    Pediatric primary care is the cornerstone of health care services for children. Performance of common office procedures is an integral part of primary care. Ideally, the community-based primary care pediatrici...

    Deena R. Zimmerman, Yona Amitai, Zahi Grossman and Chen Stein-Zamir

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:50

    Published on: 10 December 2015

  9. Commentary

    Procedures in pediatric primary care: first do no harm

    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...

    Gary L. Freed

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:57

    Published on: 10 December 2015

  10. Commentary

    Role of primary care providers in a pandemic – conflicting views and future opportunities

    In pandemic situations, primary care providers may be involved in a variety of roles related to disease surveillance, diagnosis and treatment, prevention, and patient education. This commentary describes the c...

    Sarah J. Clark

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

    Published on: 20 November 2015

    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

  11. Original research article

    Differences in characteristics of pediatric patients undergoing computed tomography between hospitals and primary care settings: implications for assessing cancer follow-up studies

    Recently published analyses showed that computed tomography (CT) scans in pediatric patients are associated with increased risk of radiation-related cancer. These analyses were based on data collected both fro...

    Gabriel Chodick, Moran Levin, Ruth A. Kleinerman, Michael Shwarz, Varda Shalev, Shai Ashkenazi and Gad Horev

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:33

    Published on: 15 November 2015

  12. Original research article

    Challenges of the Pandemic Response in Primary Care during Pre-Vaccination Period: A Qualitative Study

    During the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic, the main burden of the patient management fell on primary care physicians (PCPs), and they were the principal implementers of pandemic policies. Broad involvement of PCPs in th...

    Marina Kunin, Dan Engelhard, Shane Thomas, Mark Ashworth and Leon Piterman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

    Published on: 15 October 2015

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

  13. Original research article

    Physicians’ behavior following changes in LDL cholesterol target goals

    In 01/2011 Clalit Health Services (CHS), changed the LDL-Cholesterol target definitions in its quality indicators program, from a universal target to values stratified by risk assessment based on ATP III crite...

    Shlomo Vinker, Haim Bitterman, Doron Comaneshter and Arnon D Cohen

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:20

    Published on: 1 June 2015

  14. Original research article

    Enhancing patient-doctor-computer communication in primary care: towards measurement construction

    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...

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

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:4

    Published on: 23 February 2015

  15. Commentary

    High performance team-based care for persons with chronic conditions

    Care for patients with complex chronic conditions such as diabetes requires a coordinated and collaborative team working in partnership with the patient. Israel has taken important steps forward with the devel...

    Stephen C Schoenbaum and Sally Okun

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:8

    Published on: 19 February 2015

  16. Commentary

    Characteristics of individuals not visiting their primary care provider

    The observational study by Rosen and colleagues described the proportion and characteristics of individuals who do not visit their primary care physician regularly. Overall, they identify a very low rate of no...

    Asaf Bitton and Sagar B Dugani

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:40

    Published on: 28 November 2014

  17. Commentary

    Extending the boundaries of family medicine to perform manual procedures

    A recent survey by Menahem and colleagues revealed that 65% of the surveyed primary care physicians reported that they performed any minor surgical procedures, and 46% reported performance of any musculoskelet...

    Haim Bitterman and Shlomo Vinker

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:35

    Published on: 28 October 2014

  18. 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

  19. Commentary

    Are non-attenders a concern for primary care practice?

    The article by Eshel et al. describes major differences, in terms of demography and health status, between elderly patients who did and those who did not visit primary care physicians for general health check-ups...

    Vladimir Khanassov, Isabelle Vedel and Howard Bergman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:13

    Published on: 27 March 2013

  20. Original research article

    Characteristics of the elderly who do not visit primary care physicians

    Health care quality indicators encourage outreach programs for screening the elderly who do not voluntarily visit their primary care physician (PCP). The characteristics of this population, however, have never...

    Nira Eshel, Raanan Raz, Gabriel Chodick and Michal Guindy

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:7

    Published on: 20 February 2013

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:46

  21. Commentary

    Doctor-patient communication in the e-health era

    The digital revolution will have a profound impact on how physicians and health care delivery organizations interact with patients and the community at-large. Over the coming decades, face-to-face patient/doct...

    Jonathan P Weiner

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:33

    Published on: 28 August 2012

  22. Commentary

    Physicians’ views of performance reports: grading the graders

    Quality measurement and feedback programs have become widespread and are looked upon as a cornerstone of quality improvement efforts. Often, such programs are used to motivate consumer choice through public re...

    Bruce E Landon

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:27

    Published on: 20 June 2012

  23. Commentary

    Continuity of care: important, but only the first step

    Continuity of care is critical to achieving the best outcomes, especially for patients with chronic conditions. Israel’s strong commitment to primary care as a central organizing concept of the health system, ...

    Janet M Corrigan

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:22

    Published on: 23 May 2012

  24. Original research article

    The association between continuity of care in the community and health outcomes: a population-based study

    The study goal was to assess indices of continuity of care in the primary care setting and their association with health outcomes and healthcare services utilization, given the reported importance of continuit...

    Jacob Dreiher, Doron S Comaneshter, Yael Rosenbluth, Erez Battat, Haim Bitterman and Arnon D Cohen

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:21

    Published on: 23 May 2012

  25. Commentary

    Quality of care: how good is good enough?

    Israel has made impressive progress in improving performance on key measures of the quality of health care in the community in recent years. These achievements are all the more notable given Israel's modest ov...

    Mark R Chassin

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:4

    Published on: 30 January 2012

  26. Original research article

    Community healthcare in Israel: quality indicators 2007-2009

    The National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare in Israel (QICH) was developed to provide policy makers and consumers with information on the quality of community healthcare in Israel. In w...

    Dena H Jaffe, Amir Shmueli, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel, Ronit Calderon, Arnon D Cohen, Eran Matz, Joseph K Rosenblum, Rachel Wilf-Miron and Orly Manor

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:3

    Published on: 30 January 2012

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