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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428838/a-national-strategic-plan-for-reducing-the-burden-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-israel-by-the-year-2025
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Daniel Chemtob, Dan Gandacu, Zohar Mor, Itamar Grotto, Emilia Anis, Elliot Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: There is on ongoing debate in the literature regarding the real burden of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Western countries and the proper strategies needed to estimate and to prevent them. Our purpose is to present an evidence-based national strategic plan for STI prevention in Israel through assessing the current burden of illness, leading international preventive strategies, and practical policymaking experience. METHODS: Epidemiologic and health policy data on STIs were analyzed from various sources: a) systematic national surveillance data for the years 2002-2014; b) the international scientific literature (published between 2002-16; keywords: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) (or STI) AND prevention AND intervention AND gonorrhea OR chlamydia OR syphilis; c) internal Ministry of Health (MOH) analyses and reports, and d) expert opinion...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396729/individualism-and-social-solidarity-in-vaccination-policy-some-further-considerations
#2
EDITORIAL
Fiona M Sim
This commentary, in response to the paper by Boas et al [IJPHR December 2016], considers some of the wider ethical, cultural and practical factors that may influence the official response of a polio-free nation following the identification of introduced wild virus within its borders. It looks at factors influencing vaccine uptake internationally, using examples of nations striving to improve childhood vaccine uptake, the relevance of mandatory versus voluntary immunisation and the role of public education and misinformation...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392910/drug-shortages-in-israel-regulatory-perspectives-challenges-and-solutions
#3
Eyal Schwartzberg, Denize Ainbinder, Alla Vishkauzan, Ronni Gamzu
BACKGROUND: Pharmaceutical drug shortages (DSs) are a global problem which presents challenges to countries around the world. Shortages of pharmaceutical products may have a direct detrimental impact on public health and patients' wellbeing by causing delayed, or even lack of, treatment. Moreover, DSs may force both patients and caregivers to use unfamiliar drugs, which could lead to medication errors. The objective of our study was to analyze DSs in Israel during the years 2013-2015, assessing their etiology and exploring the steps taken for their mitigation and prevention...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373904/efficiency-and-equity-considerations-in-the-preferences-of-health-policy-makers-in-israel
#4
Amir Shmueli, Ofra Golan, Francesco Paolucci, Emmanouil Mentzakis
BACKGROUND: There is a traditional tension in public policy between the maximization of welfare from given resources (efficiency) and considerations related to the distribution of welfare among the population and to social justice (equity). The aim of this paper is to measure the relative weights of the efficiency- and equity-enhancing criteria in the preferences of health policy-makers in Israel, and to compare the Israeli results with those of other countries. METHODS: We used the criteria of efficiency and equity which were adopted in a previous international study, adapted to Israel...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373903/does-pain-take-holidays-non-attendance-rates-at-a-hospital-based-pain-clinic-are-elevated-during-the-jewish-high-holidays
#5
Motti Ratmansky, Nitzan Hai, Tzion Schlossberg, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, Avraham Schweiger
BACKGROUND: Patient non-attendance is an expensive and persistent problem worldwide with rates between 5-39% reported in the literature. The objective of the study was to assess whether there is a higher incidence of non-attendance in a hospital-based pain clinic during the period of the Jewish High Holidays (Rosh-Hashanah to Sukkot) and whether this is further compounded by other factors, such as demographic characteristics and previous visits to the clinic. METHODS: Records were taken from the Lowenstein Rehabilitation Hospital appointment scheduling system...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352457/a-systems-science-perspective-on-the-capacity-for-change-in-public-hospitals
#6
EDITORIAL
J Braithwaite, J Westbrook, E Coiera, W B Runciman, R Day, K Hillman, J Herkes
Many types of organisation are difficult to change, mainly due to structural, cultural and contextual barriers. Change in public hospitals is arguably even more problematic than in other types of hospitals, due to features such as structural dysfunctionalities and bureaucracy stemming from being publicly-run institutions. The main goals of this commentary are to bring into focus and highlight the "3 + 3 Decision Framework" proposed by Edwards and Saltman. This aims to help guide policymakers and managers implementing productive change in public hospitals...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344768/an-end-to-lifetime-blood-donation-ban-in-israel-for-msm-would-be-a-major-step-toward-a-science-based-policy-that-reduces-stigma
#7
EDITORIAL
Sean Cahill, Timothy Wang
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 MSM from donating blood in 2015, replacing it with a 1 year deferral policy allowing MSM to donate if they abstain from sex for 12 months. Other countries followed suit, while Italy and Spain have implemented deferral policies based on individual risk assessments regardless of sexual orientation. If Israel were to adopt a one year deferral policy for MSM, as recommended by Drs...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344767/finding-truth-across-different-data-sources
#8
EDITORIAL
Alison Rein, Lisa A Simpson
The proliferation of new technology platforms and tools is dramatically advancing our ability to capture, integrate and use clinical and other health related data for research and care. Another critical and increasingly common source of data comes directly from patients - often in the form of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO). As more providers and payers recognize that patient experiences reflect a critical dimension of the value proposition, these data are informing broader strategies to achieve performance improvement and accountability in health systems...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321291/re-thinking-barriers-to-organizational-change-in-public-hospitals
#9
Nigel Edwards, Richard B Saltman
Public hospitals are well known to be difficult to reform. This paper provides a comprehensive six-part analytic framework that can help policymakers and managers better shape their organizational and institutional behavior. The paper first describes three separate structural characteristics which, together, inhibit effective problem description and policy design for public hospitals. These three structural constraints are i) the dysfunctional characteristics found in most organizations, ii) the particular dysfunctions of professional health sector organizations, and iii) the additional dysfunctional dimensions of politically managed organizations...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286644/soldiers-as-subjects-of-medical-research-comments-on-hassidim-et-al-on-ethical-standards-of-the-israel-defense-force
#10
EDITORIAL
Asa Kasher
In 2008 a group of former soldiers of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) sued the Ministry of Defense and others, claiming they had suffered from medical problems that resulted from an IDF medical experiment in which they had participated in the 1970s. There was no compelling medical evidence with respect to causal relationships between their participation in the experiment and their later medical problems. The President of the District Court, Justice Hila Gerstl, appointed me, with the consent of the parties, to write a deposition with respect to the ethical aspects of the case...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286643/a-national-survey-of-ethnic-differences-in-knowledge-and-understanding-of-supplementary-health-insurance
#11
Manfred S Green, Samah Hayek, Jalal Tarabeia, Mohammad Yehia, Neta HaGani
BACKGROUND: Knowledge and understanding of what health insurance covers is an important public health issue. In Israel, whereas national health insurance covers all residents, optional supplemental health insurance (SHI) can be purchased from the healthcare providers, for additional, special services. The purpose of this study was to identify disparities between Jews and Arabs in their knowledge and understanding of SHI. METHODS: National, cross-sectional, telephone survey using a structured questionnaire, among random samples of 814 Jews and 800 Arabs...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239449/prevention-is-better-the-case-of-the-underutilized-failure-mode-effect-analysis-in-patient-safety
#12
EDITORIAL
Lewis Goodrum, Prathibha Varkey
Prospective hazard analysis methodologies, like failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), have been tried and tested in the engineering industry and are more recently gaining momentum in healthcare. Considering FMEA's evidence based successes, this commentary makes the case that healthcare is underutilizing the methodology by relying on retrospective hazard analysis. Healthcare leaders should determine where prospective hazard analysis principles could be better built into care delivery planning and processes that will enhance patient safety...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239448/medical-care-epidemiology-and-unwarranted-variation-the-israeli-case
#13
EDITORIAL
David C Goodman, Andrew A Goodman
In an article in this Journal, Mendlovic and colleagues report on regional variation in medical care across Israeli regions. This study joins a growing literature demonstrating generally high variation in the provision of health care services within developed countries. This commentary summarizes the status of medical care epidemiology and its studies of unwarranted variation in health care, and provides a conceptual framework to guide future studies. Recommendations are offered for advancing studies in Israel that could guide policy development and clinical improvement...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194271/erratum-to-complying-with-the-framework-convention-for-tobacco-control-an-application-of-the-abridged-simsmoke-model-to-israel
#14
David T Levy, David B Abrams, Jeffrey Levy, Laura Rosen
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13584-016-0101-8.].
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149500/pragmatic-trials-may-help-to-identify-effective-strategies-to-reduce-nursing-home-antipsychotic-medication-use
#15
EDITORIAL
Rosa R Baier, Vincent Mor
Despite widespread agreement that nursing homes' use of antipsychotic medications for residents without specific psychiatric diagnoses is a marker of poor quality of care, prevalence remains high. Additionally, variation suggests continued opportunity to improve care even in countries, like the United States, that have long-standing policies designed to decrease antipsychotic medication use. In a recent Israel Journal of Health Policy Research article, Frankenthal et al. presented results linking increased antipsychotic medication use prevalence in Tel Aviv nursing homes with facility characteristics, including some that "undermine quality of care," and called for increased national focus on this area...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105299/geographic-variation-in-selected-hospital-procedures-and-services-in-the-israeli-health-care-system
#16
Joseph Mendlovic, Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron, Arnon Afek
BACKGROUND: Medical practice variation refers to differences in health service utilization among regions in the same country. It is used as a tool for studying health inequities. In 2011, the OECD launched a Medical Practice Variation Project which examines regional differences within countries and explores the sources of the inter-regional differences. The aim of this study is to examine the patterns and trends in geographic variation for selected health services in Israel. METHODS: The analysis is based on data from the National Hospital Discharges Database (NHDD) of the Israeli Ministry of Health...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105298/the-right-to-know-one-s-genetic-origins-and-cross-border-medically-assisted-reproduction
#17
EDITORIAL
Vardit Ravitsky
The use of donor sperm or egg for reproduction raises the issue of the right of donor-conceived individuals to know their genetic origins. This paper argues in favor of acknowledging such a right and explores the challenges that cross-border medically assisted reproduction would raise in relation to it. It first explores possible justifications for such a right by discerning its possible conceptual and empirical groundings. It describes some key ethical and policy implications of the removal of donor anonymity...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101328/perceived-health-status-in-a-comparative-perspective-methodological-limitations-and-policy-implications-for-israel
#18
Baruch Levi
BACKGROUND: The perceived health status indicator included in the OECD Health Statistics suffers from severe methodological limitations related to data collection. Furthermore, this indicator is also included in the OECD's Better Life Index, thus distorting the total health score of some OECD countries, among them Israel. The purpose of this paper is to explore the erroneous use of OECD health data in Israel and to warn of its implications. METHODS: Analysis of data from the OECD Health Database, Better Life Index and the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, review of media reports and governmental documents concerning health measures, conversations and correspondence held with officials in the relevant organizations...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096974/mortality-hospital-days-and-treatment-costs-of-current-and-reduced-sugar-consumption-in-israel
#19
Gary M Ginsberg
BACKGROUND: Consumption of sugar causes tooth decay, overweight and obesity related morbidities. This paper in response to the Minister of Health's request, provides estimates of the mortality, morbidity and health care costs attributable to sugar consumption in Israel along with the effects of reducing sugar consumption. METHODS: Gender specific relative risks of many diseases from overweight (25 < =BMI < 30) and obesity (BMI > =30) were applied to the national gender specific prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in order to calculate the population attributable fraction (PAF) from overweight and obesity...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035256/the-ijhpr-celebrates-five-years-of-quality-publication
#20
EDITORIAL
Bruce Rosen, Avi Israeli
The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) will soon be completing its fifth year of publication. In the 5 years since the IJHPR's launch in January 2012, it has published over 250 articles, achieved an impact factor of 1.35, and secured a place in many of the leading journal databases including, most recently, Medline. The IJHPR's annual rate of submissions continues to increase, with more and more submissions focusing on major system-wide developments in Israeli health care. The journal's accomplishments reflect the hard work and significant contributions of its authors, reviewers, commentators, editorial board members and sponsor - the National Institute for Health Policy Research...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
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