External Peer-Reviewed Publications by MJB Researchers

The following is a list of publications by MJB researchers that have been published in the international peer-reviewed literature.


Journal Articles

Waitzberg, R., Triki, N., Alroy-Preis, S., Lotan, T., Shiran, L., & Ash, N. (2021). The Israeli Experience withthe “Green Pass” Policy Highlights Issues to Be Considered by Policymakers in Other Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), 1212. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111212

Waitzberg, R., Sophie, G., Dimova, A., Bryndová, L., Vrangbæk, K., Jervelund, S. S., Birk, H.O., Rajan, S., Habicht, T., Tynkkynen, L.K., Keskimäki, I., Or, Z., Gandré, C., Winkelmann,J., Ricciardi, W.,  De Belvis, A.G., Poscia, A., Morsella, A.,Slapšinskaitė, A.,… Quentin, W. (2021). Balancing financial incentives during COVID-19: a comparison of provider payment adjustments across 20 countriesHealth Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.09.015

Waitzberg, R., Hernández-Quevedo, C., Bernal-Delgado, E., Estupiñán-Romero, F., Angulo-Pueyo, E., Theodorou, M.,  Kantaris, M., Charalambous, C., Gabriel, E., Economou,C., Kaitelidou, D., Konstantakopoulou, O., Vildiridi, L.V.,  Meshulam,A., De Belvis, A.G., Morsella, A., Bezzina, A., Vincenti, K., Augusto, G.F.,… Maresso, A. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic health system responses in the Mediterranean countries: a tale of successes and challenges. Health Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.10.007

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Michael, D., Ashkenazi, Y., & Grossman, Z. (2021). The involvement of community pediatricians in the treatment of developmental-behavioral difficulties as perceived by directors of child development centersIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research, 10,56. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00492-8

Tille, F., Panteli, D., Fahy, N., Waitzberg, R., Davidovitch, N., & Degelsegger-Márquez, A. (2021). Governing the public-private-partnerships of the future: learnings from the experiences in pandemic timesEurohealth27(1), 49-53.

Nissanholtz Gannot, R., Hamama Raz, Y., Stein, I., & Hochwald, O. (2021). Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vigor Among Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Personnel: The Moderator Role of Coping FlexibilityAdvances in neonatal care: official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. doi.org/10.1097/ANC.0000000000000924

Waitzberg, R., Gottlieb, N., Quentin, W., Busse, R., & Greenberg, D. (2021). Dual Agency in Hospitals: What Strategies Do Managers and Physicians Apply to Reconcile Dilemmas Between Clinical and Economic Considerations? International Journal of Health Policy and Management. doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2021.87

Rosen, B., Waitzberg, R., Israeli, A., Hartal, M., & Davidovitch, N. (2021). Addressing vaccine hesitancy and access barriers to achieve persistent progress in Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination programIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research, 1043.  doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00481-x

Waitzberg, R., Quentin, W., Webb, E., & Glied, S. (2021). The Structure and Financing of Health Care Systems Affected How Providers Coped With COVID-19. The Milbank Quarterly. doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12530

Laufer, S., & Tzur-Ilan, N. (2021). The effect of LTV-based risk weights on house prices: Evidence from an Israeli macroprudential policyJournal of Urban Economics124, doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2021.103349

Polin, K., Hjortland, M., Maresso, A., van Ginneken, E., Busse, R.,  Quentin, W., & the HSPM network (2021). Major health reforms in 31 high-income countries in 2018 and 2019; expert informed identification, clustering, and analyses over time of” top-three” national reforms. Health Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.04.005

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Yaari, I., Daniels, E., & Adijes-Toren, A. (2021). How Managed Entry Agreements can improve allocation in the public health system: a mechanism design approach. The European Journal of Health Economics, 1-11. doi.org/10.1007/s10198-021-01284-2

Lubotzky-Gete, S., Ornoy, A., Grotto, I., & Calderon-Margalit, R. (2021). Postpartum depression and infant development up to 24 months: a nationwide population-based study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 285, 136-143. doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.02.042

Waitzberg, R., & Davidovitch, N. (2021, February 5). Israel’s vaccination rollout: short term success, but questions for the long runBMJ Opinion. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/02/05/israels-vaccination-rollout-short-term-success-but-questions-for-the-long-run

Rosen, B., Waitzberg, R., & Israeli, A. (2021). Israel’s rapid rollout of vaccinations for COVID-19. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 106. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00440-6

Berkowitz, O., Maoz-Breuer, R., Tal-Or, E., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2021). Are the new PA students helpful to emergency medicine physicians in Israel? JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants34(1), 39–44. doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000723936.22396.08

Haham, L. M., Youngster, M., Shani, A. K., Yee, S., Ben-Kimhy, R., Medina-Artom, T. R., … & Librach, C. (2021). Suspension of fertility treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic: Views, emotional reactions and psychological distress among female fertility patientsReproductive BioMedicine Online. doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2021.01.007


Journal Articles

Resnikovski-Kuras, A., & Gerasimenko, A. (2020). Identifying best-practice strategies for managing residential caregivers working with children at risk. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 11(4.2), 96-114. doi.org/10.18357/ijcyfs114.2202019990

Greenberg, S.B., Dotan, E., & Arazi, R. (2020). The insurability of innovative pharmaceutical cancer technologies. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 969. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-020-00426-w

Rosen, B., Schoenbaum, S.C., & Israeli, A. (2020). Opportunities for diversifying and enriching our article mix. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 9,74. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-020-00427-9

Dorfman, D., & Yabo, M. (2020). The professionalization of urban accessibilityFordham Urban Law Journal, 47(5), 1213-1256.

Sorek, Y. (2020). Grandparental and overall social support as resilience factors in coping with parental conflict among children of divorce. Children and Youth Services Review, 118, doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105443

Sorek, Y., Ben-Simon, B., & Nijim-Ektelat, F. (2020). Motivation matters: Parents’ path to adoption as related to their perceptions of open adoption. Children and Youth Services Review, 118, doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105430

Ben-Kimhy, R., Youngster, M., Medina-Artom, T. R., Avraham, S., Gat, I., Haham, L. M., … & Kedem, A. (2020). Fertility patients under COVID-19: Attitudes, Perceptions, and Psychological Reactions. Human Reproduction. doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa248

Medina-Artom, T. R., & Adashi, E. Y. (2020). Patient-centered care in Israeli IVF units: divergent perceptions of patients and providersIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research9, 39. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-020-00395-0

Goldblat, E., Rivkin, D., & Konstantinov, V. (2020). Associations between ethnicity, place of residence, hearing status of family and habilitation of children with hearing impairment. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 936.  doi.org/10.1186/s13584-020-00394-1

Benbassat, J., & Gilon, D. (2020). Teaching the physical examination by context and by integrating hand-held ultrasound devices. Medical Teacher, 1-7. doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2020.1772467

Waitzberg, R., Davidovitch, N., Leibner, G., Penn, N., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2020).  Israel’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: tailoring measures for vulnerable cultural minority populationsInternational Journal for  Equity in Health,  19(1), 1-5. doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01191-7

Waitzberg, R., Quentin, W., Daniels, E.,  Paldi, Y.,  Busse, R.  &  Greenberg, D.  (2020). Effects of Activity-Based Hospital Payments in Israel: A Qualitative Evaluation Focusing on the Perspectives of Hospital Managers and Physicians.  International Journal of  Health Policy  and Management,  x(x), 1-11. doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2020.51

Waitzberg, R., Schmidt, A. E., Blümel, M., Penneau, A., Farmakas, A., Ljungvall, Å., … & Vočanec, D. (2020). Mapping variability in allocation of Long-Term Care funds across payer agencies in OECD countriesHealth Policy. doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.02.013

Book Chapters

Tener, D., Marmor, A., Weisrose, E. L., Almog-Zaken, A., Filtser, T. M., & Turjeman, S. (2020). Disclosing Sexual Abuse in Religious Communities in Israel: Lessons Learned by the Research Group on Child Sexual Abuse. In D. Roer-Strier, & Y. Nadan (Eds.), Context-Informed Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection in Israel (pp. 289-304). Child Maltreatment (Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy), vol 10. Springer. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44278-1_15

Bramli-Greenberg, S., & Waitzberg, R. (2020). Integrating public and private insurance in the Israeli health system: an attempt to reconcile conflicting values. In S. Thomson, A. Sagan, &  E. Mossialos (Eds.), Private Health Insurance: History, Politics and Performance European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, (pp. 264-303). Cambridge University Press. doi.org/10.1017/9781139026468

Ginneken, E., Waitzberg, R. Baenes, A., Quentin, W., Smatana, M., & Rice, T. (2020). Choosing payers: can insurance competition strengthen person-centred care?. In  E. Nolte, R. Osborn, S.  Merkur,  &  A. Anell (Eds.), Achieving Person-Centred Health Systems: Evidence, Strategies and Challenges European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, (pp.  229-258). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108855464.012

Waitzberg, R., & Rosen, B. (2020). Israel healthcare system. In  R. Tikkanen, R. Osborn, E.  Mossialos, A. Djordjevic, & G. A. Wharton (Eds.), International Health Care System Profiles. New York: The Commonwealth Fund.


Journal Articles

Gefen D.,  Ben-Assuli O., Stehr M., Rosen B., & Delekamp, Y. (2019). Governmental intervention in Hospital Information Exchange (HIE) Diffusion: A Quasi-experimental ARIMA interrupted time series analysis of monthly HIE patient penetration rates. European Journal of Information Systems, 28(6), 627-645. doi:10.1080/0960085X.2019.1666038

Rosen B., Israeli, A., & Schoenbaum, S. (2019). Innovation and The Israel Journal of Health Policy ResearchIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research, 8, 83. doi:10.1186/s13584-019-0353-1

Sorek, Y. (2019). Children of divorce evaluate their quality of life: The moderating effect of psychological processes. Children and Youth Services Review,  107, doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104533

Gerasimenko, A., & Resnikovski-Kuras, A. (2019). Attitudes of residential care facility directors towards the need for professional accreditation and licensing of caregivers. Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond, 6(2), 174-184.

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Glazer, J., & Waitzberg, R. (2019). Modest risk-sharing significantly reduces health plans’ incentives for service distortion. The European Journal of Health Economics,  1-16. doi.org/10.1007/s10198-019-01102-w

Benbassat, J. (2019). Assessments of non-academic attributes in applicants for undergraduate medical education: An overview of advantages and limitations. Medical Science Educator,  1-6. doi.org/10.1007/s40670-019-00791-5

Waitzberg, R., Quentin, W., Daniels, E., Perman, V., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Busse, R., & Greenberg, D. (2019). The 2010 expansion of activity-based hospital payment in israel: An evaluation of effects at the ward level. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 292. doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4083-4

Shnoor, Y., & Berg-Warman, A. (2019). Needs of the aging LGBT community in israel. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1-16, doi:10.1177/0091415019844452

Fishbain, D., Danon, Y. L., & Nissanholz-Gannot, R. (2019). Accreditation systems for postgraduate medical education: A comparison of five countries. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 1-22. doi.org/10.1007/s10459-019-09880-x

Ashkenazi, Y., Gordon, M., & Rosen, B. (2019). Using financial incentives to attract medical residents to the periphery: The Israeli experience. Health Policy, 123(1), 80-86. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.10.006

Benbassat, J. (2019). Obtaining a second opinion is a neglected source of health care inequalities. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 8(1), 5. doi:10.1186/s13584-019-0289-5

Maoz-Breuer, R., Berkowitz, O., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2019). Integration of the first physician assistants into Israeli emergency departments–the physician assistants’ perspective. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 8(1), 4. doi:10.1186/s13584-018-0275-3



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J. (2018). Future challenges of medical education. Harefuah, 157(12), 779-782.

Benbassat, J. (2018). Hypothesis: The hospital learning environment impedes students’ acquisition of reflectivity and medical professionalism. Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 1-10. doi:10.1007/s10459-018-9818-1

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Glazer, J., & Shapiro, E. (2018). The inverse U-shaped Religion–Health connection among Israeli Jews. Journal of Religion and Health, 57(2), 738-750.

Gannot, R. N., Chinitz, D. P., & Rosenbaum, S. (2018). What should health insurance cover? A comparison of Israeli and US approaches to benefit design under national health reform. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 13(2), 189-208.

Gil, Z., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2018). An algorithm for improving hospital performance measures: A department-centered approach. Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, 9(4), e0028. doi:10.5041/RMMJ.10352

Haimi, M., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waisman, Y., & Baron-Epel, O. (2018). Physicians’ experiences, attitudes and challenges in a pediatric telemedicine service. Pediatric Research, 84(5), 650-656.

Laron, M., & Mannheim, I. (2018). Reducing and coping with loneliness: A formative evaluation study of 23 interventions. Innovation in Aging, 2(Suppl. 1), 736.

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Chinitz, D. (2018). Expensive lifesaving treatments: Allocating resources and maximizing access. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 7(1), 3.

Ornoy, A., Rivkin, D., & Barlev, L. (2018). Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Accessibility and availability of services in Israel. Harefuah, 157(4), 219-224.

Rosen, B. (2018). Expanding Canadian medicare to include a national pharmaceutical benefit while controlling expenditures: Possible lessons from Israel. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 13(3-4), 323-343. doi:10.1017/S174413311700041X

Rosen, B., Schoenbaum, S. C., & Israeli, A. (2018). The IJHPR’s growing scientific impact. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 7(1), 72. doi:10.1186/s13584-018-0269-1

Schuster, M., Elroy, I., & Rosen, B. (2018). How culturally competent are hospitals in Israel? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 7(1), 61. doi:10.1186/s13584-018-0255-7

Schwartzberg, E., Nathan, J. P., Rosen, B., & Marom, E. (2018). Pharmacy in Israel. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 75(1), e61. doi:10.2146/ajhp160986

Shapiro, E., Zigdon, A., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2018). Health care access and satisfaction in Judean and Samarian communities: Opportunities for improving care. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 7(1), 31.

Sorek, Y., Szabo-Lael, R., & Ben Simon, B. (2018). Changes in Israeli foster care services following partial privatization: The perspective of professionals and policymakers. Society and Welfare, 38(1), 231-262.

Tener, D., Sorek, Y., & Schwartz, E. (2018). “I did not know there was another life”: Meanings of life in the out‐of‐home mothers’ unit reunification programme. Child & Family Social Work, 23(3), 373-380.

Book Chapters

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Glazer, J., & Shmueli, A. (2018). Regulated competition and health plan payment under the national health insurance law in Israel—The unfinished story. In T. McGuire, & R. V. Kleef (Eds.), Risk adjustment, risk sharing and premium regulation in health insurance markets (pp. 365-395). Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing.

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Davidovitch, N. (2018). Evaluation of teaching and learning outcomes in health systems management studies, the case of Israel: Ideal versus actual. In R. L. Raby, & E. J. Valeau (Eds.), Handbook of comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts (pp. 381-399). New York: Springer.

Somekh, S., Almog, Y., & Nijim-Ektelat, F. (2018). When cultural differences make a difference: The case of community change in an Arab community in Israel. In N. Walzer, & L. Weaver (Eds.), Using collective impact to bring community change (pp. 156-174). New York: Routledge.


Rosen, B., & Waitzberg, R. (2018). Advancing universal health coverage: What developing countries can learn from the Israeli experience?  Washington, DC.: World Bank.



Journal Articles

Bar Sela, G., Bentur, N., Rei Koren, Z., & Schultz, M. (2017). Do we have medical measures that attest to the effect of spiritual care in time of illness? Harefuah, 156(8), 502-506.

Benbassat, J. (2017). The blood libel trials in Vratsa and Yambol, Bulgaria (1891–1903). East European Jewish Affairs, 47(1), 85-106.

Bentur, N., & Sternberg, S. (2017). Implementation of advance care planning in Israel: A convergence of top-down and bottom-up processes. The Gerontologist, gnx157 doi:10.1093/geront/gnx157

Dwolatzky, T., Brodsky, J., Azaiza, F., Clarfield, A. M., Jacobs, J. M., & Litwin, H. (2017). Coming of age: Health-care challenges of an ageing population in Israel. Lancet, 389(10088), 2542-2550. doi:S0140-6736(17)30789-4

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Rosen, B., Hirschfeld, M., & Community Nursing Study Group (2017). The changing roles of community nurses: The case of health plan nurses in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6(1), 69. doi:10.1186/s13584-017-0197-5

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Yankellevich, A. (2017). Regulating the relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies: A qualitative and descriptive analysis of the impact of Israeli legislation. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6(1), 45.

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Bonny-Noach, H., & Korn, L. (2017). OP-80: Behavioral patterns and perceptions relating to body modification in Israel: Tattoos, piercings, and sub-dermal implants. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6(S1), 38-40.

Rosen, B., & Israeli, A. (2017). Updates and reflections about the IJHPR, on the eve of its seventh year. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6(1), 70. doi:10.1186/s13584-017-0196-6

Schultz, M., Bentur, N., Rei Koren, Z., & Bar Sela, G. (2017). From pastoral care to spiritual care – Transforming the conception of the role of the spiritual care provider. Harefuah, 156(11), 735-739.

Schuster, M., Elroy, I., & Elmakais, I. (2017). We are lost: Measuring the accessibility of signage in public general hospitals. Language Policy, 16(1), 23-38. doi:10.1007/s10993-015-9400-0

Waitzberg, R., & Merkur, S. (2017). Policy efforts to strengthen public hospitals in Israel. EUROhealth, 23(4), 34.

Book Chapters

Hendin, A., Ben-Rabi, D., & Azaiza, F. (2017). Framing and making of access policies. In A. Mountford-Zimdars, & N. Harrison (Eds.), Access to higher education: Theoretical perspectives and contemporary challenges (pp. 145-157). New York: Routledge.

Rosen, B., & Waitzberg, R. (2017). The Israeli health care system. In E. Mossialos, A. Djordjevic, R. Osborn & D. Sarnak (Eds.), International profiles of health care systems (pp. 85-93). New York: The Commonwealth Fund.

Itzkovitch-Malka, R., & Konstantinov, V. (2017). In M. Shamir & G. Rahat (Eds.), Immigrants from the former Soviet  Union and Israeli politics: At a crossroads. The elections in Israel 2015 (pp. 115-137). New York: Routledge.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J. (2016). Inferences from unexpected findings of scientific research: Common misconceptions. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 8(3), 188-190.

Bentur, N., Sternberg, S. A., & Shuldiner, J. (2016). Frailty transitions in community dwelling older people. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 18(8), 449-453.

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waitzberg, R., Perman, V., & Gamzu, R. (2016). Why and how did Israel adopt activity-based hospital payment? The procedure-related group incremental reform. Health Policy 120(10), 1171-1176. doi:S0168-8510(16)30213-5

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waitzberg, R., Perman, V., & Gamzu, R. (2016). Why and how did Israel adopt activity-based hospital payment? The procedure-related group incremental reform. Health Policy, 120(10), 1171-1176.

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Yankellevich, A., & Nirel, N. (2016). The influence of the Israeli legislation on the relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies. Harefuah, 155(7), 426-430.

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Goldman, D., Rosen, B., Kay, C., & Wilf-Miron, R. (2016). How do primary care physicians perceive the role of nurses in quality measurement and improvement? The Israeli story. Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 124.

Ornoy, A., Ovadia, M., Rivkin, D., Milshtein, E., & Barlev, L. (2016). Prevalence of ADHD among 7-9-year-old children in Israel. A comparison between Jewish and Arab populations. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 53(2), 3-9.

Resnizky, S., & Leichtentritt, R. (2016). The final illness: Decision-making in the family unit: Abstract number: Fc91. Palliative Medicine, 30(6), NP59.

Rosen, B., & Israeli, A. (2016). The IJHPR celebrates five years of quality publication. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 5(1), 65. doi:10.1186/s13584-016-0126-z

Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J., & Doron, I. I. (2016a). Erratum to: Measuring ageism based on knowledge, attitudes and behavior: Findings from an Israeli pilot study. Ageing International, 41(4), 442.

Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J., & Doron, I. I. (2016b). Measuring ageism based on knowledge, attitudes and behavior: Findings from an Israeli pilot study. Ageing International, 41(3), 298-310.

Book Chapters

Almog, Y., Rosen, B., & Habib, J. (2016). Accountability and shared measurement in health care: Examples from Israel. In P. Mattei (Ed.), Public accountability and health care governance: Public management reforms between austerity and democracy (pp. 193-216). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waitzberg, R., Perman, V., & Gamzu, R. (2016). How Israel reimburses hospitals based on activity: The procedure-related group (PRG) incremental reform. In OECD (Ed.), Better ways to pay for health care. Paris: OECD Publishing.

Brodsky, J., & Clarfield, A. M. (2016). Long-term care in health services. In S. R. Quah, (Ed.),. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Academic Press.‏ (pp.459-463) (Original work published 2008).

Morag, T., Sorek, Y., & Inbar, A. (2016). Children’s participation in Israeli family courts: An account of an ongoing learning process. In A. Scully-Hill, S. Sihombing, & K. Lynch (Eds.), Reforming Hong Kong’s child & family justice systems. Sha Tin, N.T.: The Chinese University Press.

Zemach-Marom, T. (2016). Quality improvement and performance measurement in Israeli social services. In D. J. Besharov, K. J. Baehler & J. A. Klerman (Eds.), Improving public services: International experiences in using evaluation tools to measure program performance (p. 147). New York: Oxford University Press.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J. (2015). Provision of private care by doctors employed in public health institutions: Ethical considerations and implications for clinical training. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 17(6), 335-338.

Bentur, N., Sternberg, S., Shuldiner, J., & Dwolatzky, T. (2015). Feeding tubes for older people with advanced dementia living in the community in Israel. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 30(2), 165-172. doi:10.1177/1533317514539726

Ekstein, D., Tirosh, M., Eyal, Y., & Eyal, S. (2015). Drug interactions involving antiepileptic drugs: Assessment of the consistency among three drug compendia and FDA-approved labels. Epilepsy & Behavior, 44, 218-224. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.02.009

Enosh, G., & Bayer-Topilsky, T. (2015). Reasoning and bias: Heuristics in safety assessment and placement decisions for children at risk. British Journal of Social Work, 45(6), 1771-1787. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bct213

Greenberg, S. B. (2015). Inequalities in waiting times by socioeconomic status – A possible causal mechanism. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4(1), 2.

Konstantinov, V. (2015). The professional mobility of FSU immigrants in Israel, 1990–2010. Research in Jewish Demography and Identity, 169-196.

Nirel, N., Grinstien-Cohen, O., Eyal, Y., Samuel, H., & Ben-Shoham, A. (2015). Models for projecting supply and demand for nurses in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4(1), 46. doi:10.1186/s13584-015-0043-6

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Zigdon, A., & Lotan, M. (2015). The time is now: The need for an intensive, appropriate individual intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome. Journal of Syndromes, 2(2), 7.

Rosen, B., Waitzberg, R., & Merkur, S. (2015). Israel: Health system review. Health Systems in Transition, 17(6), 1-212.

Book Chapters

Morag, T., Sorek, Y., & Inbar, A. (2015). Children’s participation in Israeli family courts: An account of an ongoing learning process. In T. Gal, & B. Duramy (Eds.), International perspectives and empirical findings on child participation: From social exclusion to child-inclusive policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Benbassat, J. (2015). Teaching professional attitudes and basic clinical skills to medical students: A practical guide. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.



Journal Articles

Alon, S., & Berg-Warman, A. (2014). Treatment and prevention of elder abuse and neglect: Where knowledge and practice meet – A model for intervention to prevent and treat elder abuse in Israel. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 26(2), 150-171. doi:10.1080/08946566.2013.784087

Bar-Sela, G., Bentur, N., Schultz, M., & Corn, B. W. (2014). Spiritual care in hospitals and other healthcare settings in Israel–A profession in the making. Harefuah, 153(5), 285-288.

Baumal, R., Benbassat, J., & Van, J. A. (2014). Reflections on the current and future roles of clinician-scientists. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 16(8), 475-478.

Benbassat, J. (2014). Changes in wellbeing and professional values among medical undergraduate students: A narrative review of the literature. Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 19(4), 597-610. doi:10.1007/s10459-014-9500-1

Benbassat, J. (2014). Role modeling in medical education: The importance of a reflective imitation. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 89(4), 550-554. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000189

Bentur, N., Resnizky, S., Balicer, R., & Eilat-Tsanani, T. (2014). Quality of end-of-life care for cancer patients: Does home hospice care matter? The American Journal of Managed Care, 20(12), 988-992.

Bentur, N., Resnizky, S., Balicer, R., & Eilat-Tsanani, T. (2014). Utilization and cost of services in the last 6 months of life of patients with cancer – with and without home hospice care. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 31(7), 723-725. doi:10.1177/1049909113499604

Bentur, N., Stark, D. Y., Resnizky, S., & Symon, Z. (2014). Coping strategies for existencial and spiritual suffering in Israeli patients with advanced cancer. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 3, 21. eCollection 2014. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-3-21

Brammli-Greenberg, S., Waitzberg, R., Medina-Artom, T., & Adijes-Toren, A. (2014). Low-budget policy tool to empower Israeli insureds to demand their rights in the healthcare system. Health Policy, 118(3), 279-284.

Jaul, E., Zabari, Y., & Brodsky, J. (2014). Spiritual background and its association with the medical decision of, DNR at terminal life stages. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58(1), 25-29. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2013.08.004

Karni, S., Bentur, N., & Ratzon, N. (2014). Participation and quality of life of cognitively impaired older women in Israel following hip fractures. Occupational Therapy International, 21(3), 91-97. doi:10.1002/oti.1365

Nirel, N., & Samuel, H. (2014). Work practices and the provision of mental-health care on the verge of reform: A national survey of Israeli psychiatrists and psychologists. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 3(1), 25. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-3-25

Rosen, B., & Israeli, A. (2014). IJHPR comes of age. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 3(1), 45. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-3-45

Spalter, T., Brodsky, J., & Shnoor, Y. (2014). Improvements and decline in the physical functioning of Israeli older adults. Gerontologist, 54(6), 919-929. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt084

Sternberg, S. A., & Bentur, N. (2014). The contribution of comprehensive geriatric assessment to primary care physicians. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 3(1), 44. eCollection 2014. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-3-44

Sternberg, S., Bentur, N., & Shuldiner, J. (2014). Quality of care of older people living with advanced dementia in the community in Israel. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(2), 269-275. doi:10.1111/jgs.12655



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J. (2013). Undesirable features of the medical learning environment: A narrative review of the literature. Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 18(3), 527-536. doi:10.1007/s10459-012-9389-5

Benbassat, J., & Taragin, M. I. (2013). The effect of clinical interventions on hospital readmissions: A meta-review of published meta-analyses. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 2(1), 1. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-2-1

Bergman, H., Karunananthan, S., Robledo, L. M., Brodsky, J., Chan, P., Cheung, M., & Bovet, P. (2013). Understanding and meeting the needs of the older population: A global challenge. Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ, 16(2), 61-65. doi:10.5770/cgj.16.60

Rosen, B., & Israeli, A. (2013). The IJHPR publishes its 100th article, and other momentous milestones. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 2(1), 48. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-2-48



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2012). Expected benefits of streamlining undergraduate medical education by early commitment to specific medical specialties. Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 17(1), 145-155. doi:10.1007/s10459-011-9311-6

Benbassat, J., Polak, B. C., & Javitt, J. C. (2012). Objectives of teaching direct ophthalmoscopy to medical students. Acta Ophthalmologica, 90(6), 503-507. doi:10.1111/j.1755-3768.2011.02221.x

Bentur, N., Emanuel, L. L., & Cherney, N. (2012). Progress in palliative care in Israel: Comparative mapping and next steps. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 1(1), 9. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-1-9

Bentur, N., Sternberg, S., Spalter, T., & Lamberger, J. (2012). Comprehensive geriatric assessments: What are their place and how do they contribute to care for elderly patients in Israel’s health care system? Harefuah, 151(5), 301-305.

Bentur, N., Valinsky, L., Lemberger, J., Moshe, Y. B., & Heymann, A. D. (2012). Primary care intervention programme to improve early detection of hearing loss in the elderly. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 126(6), 574-579.

Israeli, A., & Rosen, B. (2012). The journal’s first year of publication and the challenges ahead. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 1(1), 52. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-1-52

Morag, T., Rivkin, D., & Sorek, Y. (2012). Child participation in the family courts—Lessons from the Israeli pilot project. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 26(1), 1-30.

Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Rosen, B. (2012). Monitoring quality in Israeli primary care: The primary care physicians’ perspective. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 1(1), 26.

Rosen, B., & Israeli, A. (2012). Launching the Israel journal of health policy research: Why a new journal? Why now? Why open access? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 1(1), 1. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-1-1

Shuval, J. T., Gross, R., Ashkenazi, Y., & Schachter, L. (2012). Integrating CAM and biomedicine in primary care settings: Physicians’ perspectives on boundaries and boundary work. Qualitative Health Research, 22(10), 1317-1329. doi:10.1177/1049732312450326

Sternberg, S. A., Bentur, N., Abrams, C., Spalter, T., Karpati, T., Lemberger, J., & Heymann, A. D. (2012). Identifying frail older people using predictive modeling. The American Journal of Managed Care, 18(10), 392.

Suri, R. M., Antiel, R. M., Burkhart, H. M., Huebner, M., Li, Z., Eton, D. T., … Schaff, H. V. (2012). Quality of life after early mitral valve repair using conventional and robotic approaches. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 93(3), 761-769.

Book Chapters

Gross R, Ashkenazi Y., Schachter L. (2012). To regulate or not to regulate: The perspective of policymakers on integrated care. In Shuval, J. T., & Averbuch, E. (Eds.), Alternative and bio-medicine in Israel: Boundaries and bridges (pp. 175-196). Brighton: Academic Studies Press.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., Baumal, R., Chan, S., & Nirel, N. (2011). Sources of distress during medical training and clinical practice: Suggestions for reducing their impact. Medical Teacher, 33(6), 486-490. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2010.531156

Gross, R., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Rabinowitz, J., Gordon, B., & Afek, A. (2011). Disparities in obesity temporal trends of Israeli adolescents by ethnic origin. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6(sup3), 154.

Gross, R., Doron, D., Ashkenazi, Y., Hemo, B., Shoham, O. B., & Nahshon, I. (2011). C-B5-01: Childhood obesity: Risk factors, associated morbidity and service utilization. Clinical Medicine & Research, 9(3-4), 154.

Nirel, N., Rosen, B., Sharon, A., Blondheim, O., Sherf, M., & Cohen, A. D. (2011). OFEK virtual medical records: An evaluation of an integrated hospital-community system. Harefuah, 150(2), 72-78.

Nirel, N., Rosen, B., Sharon, A., Samuel, H., & Cohen, A. D. (2011). The impact of an integrated hospital-community medical information system on quality of care and medical service utilisation in primary-care clinics. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 36(2), 63-74. doi:10.3109/17538157.2010.535130

Rosen, B., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Gross, R., & Feldman, R. (2011). When co-payments for physician visits can affect supply as well as demand: Findings from a natural experiment in Israel’s national health insurance system. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 26(2), e37. doi:10.1002/hpm.1039

Rosen, B., Pawlson, L. G., Nissenholtz, R., Benbassa, J., Porath, A., Chassin, M. R., & Landon, B. E. (2011). What the United  States could learn from Israel about improving the quality of health care. Health Affairs, 30(4), 764-772. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0061

Rosen, B., Porath, A., Pawlson, L. G., Chassin, M. R., & Benbassat, J. (2011). Adherence to standards of care by health maintenance organizations in Israel and the USA. International Journal for Quality in Health Care: Journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, 23(1), 15-25. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzq065

Rosen, L. J., Zucker, D. M., Rosen, B. J., & Connolly, G. N. (2011). Second-hand smoke levels in Israeli bars, pubs and cafes before and after implementation of smoke-free legislation. European Journal of Public Health, 21(1), 15-20. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckp243

Shvartzman, P., Singer, Y., Bentur, N., Oberman, A., Kabilu, Y., Cohen, R., & Tandeter, H. (2011). Constructing a post-graduate palliative care curriculum: The Israeli national palliative care training (INPACT) experience. Journal of Palliative Care, 27(3), 238-243.

Zwanziger, J., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2011). Strong government influence over the Israeli health care system has led to low rates of spending growth. Health Affairs, 30(9), 1779-1785.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J. (2010). Cancer screening. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 12(7), 2.

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2010). Narrative review: Should teaching of the respiratory physical examination be restricted only to signs with proven reliability and validity? Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(8), 865-872. doi:10.1007/s11606-010-1327-8

Benbassat, J., Baumal, R., & Herishanu, Y. (2010). Treatment of acute ischemic stroke in patients with cerebral microbleeds: A decision analysis. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, 104(1), 73-82.

Bentur, N., & King, Y. (2010). The challenge of validating SF-12 for its use with community-dwelling elderly in Israel. Quality of Life Research: An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation, 19(1), 91-95. doi:10.1007/s11136-009-9562-3

Bentur, N., Resnitzky, S., & Sterne, A. (2010). Attitudes of stakeholders and policymakers in the healthcare system towards the provision of spiritual care in Israel. Health Policy, 96(1), 13-19. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.12.006

Bentur, N., & Resnizky, S. (2010). Challenges and achievements in the development of spiritual-care training and implementation in Israel. Palliative Medicine, 24(8), 771-776. doi:10.1177/0269216310380490

Eyal, Y. (2010). Examination of the empirical research environment of program evaluation: Methodology and application. Evaluation Review, 34(6), 455-486. doi:10.1177/0193841X10394980

Heymann, A. D., Bentur, N., Valinsky, L., Lemberger, J., & Elhayany, A. (2010). The perceived performance, barriers and solutions for the good preventive care of elderly people in Israel. Quality in Primary Care, 18(3), 173-179.

Nirel, N., Rosen, B., Sharon, A., Blondheim, O., Sherf, M., Samuel, H., & Cohen, A. D. (2010). The impact of an integrated hospital-community medical information system on quality and service utilization in hospital departments. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 79(9), 649-657. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.06.005

Rosen, B., Porath, A., Pawlson, L. G., Chassin, M. R., & Benbassat, J. (2010). Adherence to standards of care by health maintenance organizations in Israel and the USA. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 23(1), 15-25.

Rosen, L., Brody, D., Zucker, D., Manor, O., Meier, M., Rosen, B., … Engelhard, D. (2010). Spreading the handwashing message: An alternative to traditional media campaigns. American Journal of Infection Control, 38(7), 562-564. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2009.12.013

Schmid, H., Dolev, T., & Szabo-Lael, R. (2010). Community-based programs for children at risk: The case of budget flexibility in departments of social services in Israel. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(2), 178-184. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2009.08.006

Book Chapters

Szabo-Lael, R., & Zemach-Marom, T. (2010). Child protection in Israel. In H. Dubowitz, & J. Merrick (Eds.), International aspects of child abuse and neglect (pp. 47-57). New York: Nova science publishers.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2009). A proposal for overcoming problems in teaching interviewing skills to medical students. Advances in Health Sciences Education : Theory and Practice, 14(3), 441-450. doi:10.1007/s10459-007-9097-8

Benbassat, J., & Polak, B. C. (2009). Reliability of screening methods for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic Medicine: A Journal of the British Diabetic Association, 26(8), 783-790. doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2009.02778.x

Bentur, N., & Resnitzky, S. (2009). Five year survival after stroke, and related prognostic factors in Israel. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 11(7), 411-415.

Bin-Nun, G., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2009). Economic aspects of the insurance reform in mental health. Psychiatry, 12, 14-19.

Gross, R., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Gordon, B., Rabinowitz, J., & Afek, A. (2009). Population-based trends in male adolescent obesity in Israel 1967–2003. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(2), 195-198.

Rosen, B., Nirel, N., Gross, R., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2009). The Israeli mental health insurance reform: A framework for a systematic and coordinated evaluation effort. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 12, S37.

Sharon, A., Levav, I., Brodsky, J., Shemesh, A. A., & Kohn, R. (2009). Psychiatric disorders and other health dimensions among holocaust survivors 6 decades later. The British Journal of Psychiatry: The Journal of Mental Science, 195(4), 331-335. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.108.058784

Book Chapters

Dolev, T., Ben Rabi, D., & Zemach-Marom, T. (2009). Residential care for children “at-risk” in Israel: Current situation and future challenges. In M. E. Courtney, &, D. Iwaniec (Eds.), Residential care of children: Comparative perspectives (pp. 72-87). New York: Oxford University Press.



Journal Articles

Shemesh, A. A., Kohn, R., Radomislensky, I., Brodsky, J., & Levav, I. (2008). Emotional distress and other health-related dimensions among elderly survivors of the Shoa living in the community. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 45(4), 230-238.

Baumal, R., & Benbassat, J. (2008). Current trends in the educational approach for teaching interviewing skills to medical students. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 10(7), 552-555.

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2008). Variability in duration of follow up may bias the conclusions of cohort studies of patients with patent foramen ovale. European Journal of Neurology, 15(9), 909-915.

Bentur, N. (2008). The attitudes of physicians toward the new “dying patient act” enacted in Israel. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 25(5), 361-365. doi:10.1177/1049909108319266

Eyal, Y., & Beenstock, M. (2008). Sign reversal in LIVE treatment effect estimates: The effect of vocational training on unemployment duration. Labour Economics, 15(5), 1102-1125. doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2007.10.001

Gross, R., Ashkenazi, Y., Tabenkin, H., Porath, A., & Aviram, A. (2008). Implementing QA programs in managed care health plans: Factors contributing to success. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 21(3), 308-324. doi:10.1108/09526860810868247

Nirel, N., Birkenfeld, S., & Benbassat, J. (2008). Criteria for a medical specialty in crisis: A case study of general surgery and internal medicine. Harefuah, 147(6), 553-559.

Nirel, N., Matzliach, R., Birkenfeld, S., & Benbassat, J. (2008). Medical specialties in crisis: Causes of the crisis and possible solutions. Harefuah, 147(6), 482-487.

Rosen, B., Nirel, N., Gross, R., Bramali, S., & Ecker, N. (2008). The Israeli mental health insurance reform. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 11(4), 201-208.

Book Chapters

Konstantinov, V. (2008). The immigration from the former Soviet Union and the elections in Israel, 1992–2006: Is a “Third Israel” being created? In A. Asher, & M. Shamir (Eds.), The elections in Israel 2006 (pp. 103-134). New York: Routledge.


Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2007a). A proposal for teaching basic clinical skills for mastery: The case against vertical integration. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 82(1), 83-91. doi:10.1097/01.ACM.0000249875.80170.92

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2007b). Uncertainties in the selection of applicants for medical school. Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 12(4), 509-521. doi:10.1007/s10459-007-9076-0

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2007). The time horizons of formal decision analyses. Journal of the Association of Physicians, 100(6), 383-388.

Gross, R., Brammli-Greenberg, S., & Rosen Bruce. (2007). Co-payments: The implications for service accessibility and equity. Law and Business, 6, 197-224.

Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2007). Factors affecting primary care physicians’ perceptions of health system reform in Israel: Professional autonomy versus organizational affiliation. Social Science and Medicine, 64(7), 1450-1462. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.11.012

Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Brammli-Greenberg, S., & Benbassat, J. (2007). The association between inquiry about emotional distress and women’s satisfaction with their family physician: Findings from a national survey. Women and Health, 45(1), 51-67. doi:10.1300/J013v45n01_04

Gross, R., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Tabenkin, H., & Benbassat, J. (2007). Primary care physicians’ discussion of emotional distress and patient satisfaction. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 37(3), 331-345.

Margalit, A. P., Glick, S. M., Benbassat, J., Cohen, A., & Margolis, C. Z. (2007). A practical assessment of physician biopsychosocial performance. Medical Teacher, 29(8), 219. doi:783053294

Marom, M., Cohen, D., & Naon, D. (2007). Changing disability‐related attitudes and self‐efficacy of Israeli children via the partners to inclusion programme. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 54(1), 113-127.

Shnoor, Y., Szlaifer, M., Aoberman, A. S., & Bentur, N. (2007). The cost of home hospice care for terminal patients in Israel. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 24(4), 284-290. doi:10.1177/1049909107300212

Wertman, E., Brodsky, J., King, Y., Bentur, N., & Chekhmir, S. (2007). An estimate of the prevalence of dementia among community-dwelling elderly in Israel. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 24(4), 294-299. doi:000107593

Book Chapters

Zemach-Marom, T. (2007). The relationship between research and practice in implementing the RAF method for quality assurance in residential settings for children in Israel. In R. J. Chaskin, & J. M. Rosenfeld (Eds.), Research for action: Cross-national perspectives on connecting knowledge, policy, and practice for children (pp. 67-87). New York: Oxford University Press Oxford.



Journal Articles

Azaiza, F., Rimmerman, A., Araten-Bergman, T., & Naon, D. (2006). Consideration of out-of-home placement among Israeli Jewish and Arab parents of children with disabilities. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 29(2), 113-116.

Ben-Zvi, N., Rosenbluth, M., Gross, R., & Ashkenazi, Y. (2006). Women’s health E-learning program. Gender Medicine, 3(1), S45.

Berg-Warman, A., & Brodsky, J. (2006). The supportive community: A new concept for enhancing the quality of life of elderly living in the community. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 18(2), 69-83. doi:10.1300/J031v18n02_05

Feldman, H., Clarfield, A. M., Brodsky, J., King, Y., & Dwolatzky, T. (2006). An estimate of the prevalence of dementia among residents of long-term care geriatric institutions in the Jerusalem area. International Psychogeriatrics, 18(4), 643-652. doi:S1041610205003091

Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Schoen, C., Brammli-Greenberg, S., & Simantov, E. (2006). Health counseling for women in the absence of financial barriers: Comparing reported counseling rates of women in the United States and Israel. Women & Health, 43(1), 1-18.

Ofer, G., Greenstein, M., & Rosen, B. (2006). Selecting your surgeon: The private-public mix in public hospitals in Jerusalem; Considerations of efficiency and equity. CESifo Economic Studies, 52(3), 513-547. doi:10.1093/cesifo/ifl008

Ofer, G., Rosen, B., Greenstein, M., Benbassat, J., Halevy, J., & Shapira, S. (2006). Public and private patients in Jerusalem hospitals: Who operates on whom? The Israel Medical Association Journal, 8(4), 270-276.

Resnizky, S., & Bentur, N. (2006). Can family caregivers of terminally ill patients be a reliable source of information about the severity of patient symptoms? The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 23(6), 447-456. doi:23/6/447

Rosen, L., Manor, O., Engelhard, D., Brody, D., Rosen, B., Peleg, H., … Zucker, D. (2006). Can a handwashing intervention make a difference? Results from a randomized controlled trial in Jerusalem preschools. Preventive Medicine, 42(1), 27-32. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2005.09.012



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2005). Enhancing self-awareness in medical students: An overview of teaching approaches. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 80(2), 156-161. doi:80/2/156

Benbassat, J., Baumal, R., Heyman, S. N., & Brezis, M. (2005). Viewpoint: Suggestions for a shift in teaching clinical skills to medical students: The reflective clinical examination. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 80(12), 1121-1126. doi:80/12/1121

Bentur, N., & Resnizky, S. (2005). Validation of the McGill quality of life questionnaire in home hospice settings in Israel. Palliative Medicine, 19(7), 538-544. doi:10.1191/0269216305pm1052oa

Brodsky, J., & Litwin, H. (2005). Immigration, ethnicity and patterns of care among older persons in Israel. Retraite Et Société, 44, 177-203.

Margalit, A. P., Glick, S. M., Benbassat, J., Cohen, A., & Katz, M. (2005). Promoting a biopsychosocial orientation in family practice: Effect of two teaching programs on the knowledge and attitudes of practising primary care physicians. Medical Teacher, 27(7), 613-618. doi:W0T2262165552104

Book Chapters

Benbassat, J. (2005). Teaching clinical reasoning to undergraduate medical students. In I. Geva-May (Ed.), Thinking like a policy analyst (pp. 53-71). New York: Palgrave Macmillannger.



Journal Articles

Clarfield, A. M., Rosenberg, E., Brodsky, J., & Bentur, N. (2004). Healthy aging around the world: Israel too? The Israel Medical Association Journal, 6(9), 516-520.

Gross, R., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2004). Evaluating the effect of regulatory prohibitions against risk selection by health status on supplemental insurance ownership in Israel. Social Science & Medicine, 58(9), 1609-1622.

Margalit, A. P., Glick, S. M., Benbassat, J., & Cohen, A. (2004). Effect of a biopsychosocial approach on patient satisfaction and patterns of care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 19(5 Pt 2), 485-491. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30059.x

Schwartz, R., & Rosen, B. (2004). The politics of evidence-based health policy-making. Public Money and Management, 24(2), 121-127. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9302.2004.00404.x

Benbassat, J. (2004). Physicians’ attitudes to medical error and quality control of care. Directions in Psychiatry, 24, 237-246.

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2004). What is empathy, and how can it be promoted during clinical clerkships? Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 79(9), 832-839. doi:79/9/832

Bentur, N., Gross, R., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2004). Satisfaction with and access to community care of the chronically ill in Israel’s health system. Health Policy, 67(2), 129-136.



Journal Articles

Azaiza, F., & Brodsky, J. (2003). The aging of Israel’s Arab population: Needs, existing responses, and dilemmas in the development of services for a society in transition. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 5(5), 383-386.

Benbassat, J. (2003). Barriers to the fair allocation of healthcare resources. Harefuah, 142(2), 103-108.

Benbassat, J., Baumal, R., Borkan, J. M., & Ber, R. (2003). Overcoming barriers to teaching the behavioral and social sciences to medical students. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 78(4), 372-380.

Bentur, N., & Resnizky, S. (2003). Care of acute stroke patients in general hospitals in Israel. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 5(5), 343-345.

Brodsky, J. (2003). The challenges of success: The aging of Israeli society. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 5(5), 375-378.

Gross, R., Brammli-Greenberg, S., & Bentur, N. (2003). Women caring for disabled parents and other relatives: Implications for social workers in the health services. Social Work in Health Care, 37(4), 19-37. doi:10.1300/J010v37n04_02

Schoen, C., Simantov, E., Gross, R., Brammli, S., & Leiman, J. (2003). Disparities in women’s health and health care experiences in the United States and Israel: Findings from 1998 national women’s health surveys. Women & Health, 37(1), 49-70.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2002). A step-wise role playing approach for teaching patient counseling skills to medical students. Patient Education and Counseling, 46(2), 147-152. doi:S0738399101001501

Brodsky, J., Habib, J., Hirschfeld, M., & Siegel, B. (2002). Care of the frail elderly in developed and developing countries: The experience and the challenges. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 14(4), 279-286.

Brodsky, J. (2002). Geriatric health care to the elderly in Israel. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 35, 59-73.

Goldwag, R., Berg, A., Yuval, D., & Benbassat, J. (2002). Predictors of patient dissatisfaction with emergency care. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 4(8), 603-606.

Konstantinov, V. (2002). Soviet Jewish scientific personnel, 1920s-1980s: A statistical analysis. Jews in Eastern Europe, 1-2(47-48), 54-84.

Book Chapters

Benbassat, J. (2002). Changes in clinical reasoning and practice during the last forty years. In The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services & Chinitz, D., The changing face of health systems (pp. 173-180). Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., & Baumal, R. (2001). Teaching doctor-patient interviewing skills using an integrated learner and teacher-centered approach. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 322(6), 349-357.

Benbassat, J., Pilpel, D., & Schor, R. (2001). Physicians’ attitudes toward litigation and defensive practice: Development of a scale. Behavioral Medicine, 27(2), 52-60.

Bentur, N., & Moualem, A. (2001). The effect on family members of treating home-hospitalized patients. Harefuah, 140(5), 386-391.

Bentur, N. (2001). Hospital at home: What is its place in the health system? Health Policy, 55(1), 71-79.

Bentur, N., & Gross, R. (2001). The reform of the Israeli health care system: A comparison between older and younger consumers, one year and three years after its implementation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49(1), 56-64.

Berg, A., Horev, T., & Zusman, S. P. (2001). Patient satisfaction, quality indicators and utilization of dental services in Israel. Harefuah, 140(12), 1151-1155.

Berg, A., Yuval, D., Ivancovsky, M., Zalcberg, S., Dubani, A., & Benbassat, J. (2001). Patient perception of involvement in medical care during labor and delivery. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 3(5), 352-356.

Brodsky, J., & Clarfield, A. M. (2001). An overview of home health care in Israel. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2(5), 264-268.

Gross, R., Rosen, B., & Shirom, A. (2001). Reforming the Israeli health system: Findings of a 3-year evaluation. Health Policy, 56(1), 1-20. doi:10.1016/S0168-8510(00)00147-0

Gross, R., Brammli-Greenberg, S., & Remennick, L. (2001). Self-rated health status and health care utilization among immigrant and non-immigrant Israeli Jewish women. Women & Health, 34(3), 53-69.

Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2001). Gatekeeping: A challenge in the management of primary care physicians. Journal of Management in Medicine, 15(4), 283-302.

Rabinowitz, J., Bromet, E. J., Lavelle, J., Hornak, K. J., & Rosen, B. (2001). Changes in insurance coverage and extent of care during the two years after first hospitalization for a psychotic disorder. Psychiatric Services, 52(1), 87-91. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.52.1.87

Tabenkin, H., Gross, R., Brammli-Greenberg, S., & Steinmetz, D. (2001). Primary care physicians in Israel: Self-perception of their role in the healthcare system and policy makers’ and patients’ perception of them as gatekeepers. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 3(12), 893-897.

Tabenkin, H., Gross, R., & Bramli-Greenberg, S. (2001). How Israeli primary care physicians perceive their role in the health care system. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 24(2), 19-29.



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J. (2000). Commentary: Are there any inconsistencies among the notions of the biopsychosocial medical model? The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 37(4), 271.

Benbassat, J. (2000). Are there inconsistencies in Engel’s biopsychosocial model of medicine? Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 37, 271-273.

Benbassat, J., Haklai, Z., Glick, S., & Friedman, N. (2000). Determinants of hospital utilization: The situation in Israel and selected countries. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 2(11), 833-837.

Benbassat, J., & Taragin, M. (2000). Hospital readmissions as a measure of quality of health care: Advantages and limitations. Archives of Internal Medicine, 160(8), 1074-1081.

Froom, P., Kristal-Boneh, E., Melamed, S., Harari, G., Benbassat, J., & Ribak, J. (2000). Serum total cholesterol and cardiovascular mortality in Israeli males: The CORDIS study. Cardiovascular occupational risk factor determination in Israeli industry. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 2(9), 668-671.

Froom, P., & Benbassat, J. (2000). Inconsistencies in the classification of preventive interventions. Preventive Medicine, 31(2), 153-158.

Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2000). What do primary care physicians think of Israel’s health policy reform? Harefuah, 139(1-2), 1-8.

Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., & Brammli-Greenberg, S. (2000). Who needs a gatekeeper? Patients’ views of the role of the primary care physician. Family Practice, 17(3), 222-229.

Haklai, Z., Glick, S., & Benbassat, J. (2000). Determinants of hospital utilization: The content of medical inpatient care in Israel. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 2(5), 339-342.

Konstantinov, V. (2000). The socio-economic structure of the Jewish population of the USSR from the 1960s to the 1980s. Jews in Eastern Europe, 3(43), 47-77.

Schor, R., Pilpel, D., & Benbassat, J. (2000). Tolerance of uncertainty of medical students and practicing physicians. Medical Care, 38, 272-280.



Journal Articles

Azaiza, F., Lowenstein, A., & Brodsky, J. (1999). Institutionalization for the elderly is a novel phenomenon among the Arab population in Israel. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 31(3-4), 65-85.



Journal Articles

Bentur, N., Gross, R., & Berg, A. (1998). Screening tests for early detecting breast cancer in women in Israel–Performance rates and patient characteristics. Harefuah, 134(6), 425-428.

Bentur, N., Berg, A., Gross, R., & Chinitz, D. (1998). Health system reform and the elderly: The case of Israel. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 10(2), 85-104.

Berg, A., & Yuval, D. (1998). What has happened to patient satisfaction with the care in general hospitals in the years from 1993-1995? Harefuah, 134(5), 348-351.

Gross, R., Feldman, D., Rabinowitz, Y., Greenstein, M., & Berg, A. (1998). Characteristics of adults with emotional distress in Israel – Patterns of mental health services used. Harefuah, 134(5), 341-348.

Gross, R., Rosen, B., & Chinitz, D. (1998). Evaluating the Israeli health care reform: Strategy, challenges and lessons. Health Policy, 45(2), 99-117. doi:10.1016/S0168-8510(98)00030-X

Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Brammli-Greenberg, S., & Schwartzman, P. (1998). Patients’ opinions of the role of the primary care physician: Implications for the organization of health services. Harefuah, 134(2), 81-88.

Konstantinov, V. (1998). Higher education and the Jews in Stalin’s last years. Jews in Eastern Europe, 2(36), 33-53.

Rabinowitz, J., Bromet, E. J., Lavelle, J., Severance, K. J., Zariello, S. L., & Rosen, B. (1998). Relationship between type of insurance and care during the early course of psychosis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 155(10), 1392-1397. doi:10.1176/ajp.155.10.1392

Tabenkin, H., Gross, R., Brammli, S., & Shvartzman, P. (1998). Patients’ views of direct access to specialists: An Israeli experience. The Israel Medical Association, 279(24), 1943-1948.



Journal Articles

Azaiza, F., & Brodsky, J. (1997). Changes in the Arab world and development of services for the Arab elderly in Israel during the last decade. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 27(1-2), 37-53.

Bentur, N., Brodsky, J., & Habot, B. (1997). Prevalence rate, place of hospitalization and source of referral of complex nursing care patients in geriatric hospitalization. Harefuah, 132(8), 539-544.

Brodsky, J., & Habib, J. (1997). New developments and issues in home care policies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 19(4), 150-154.

Craig, T. J., Bromet, E. J., Jandorf, L., Fennig, S., Tanenberg-Karant, M., Ram, R., & Rosen, B. (1997). Diagnosis, treatment, and six-month outcome status in first-admission psychosis. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 9(2), 89-97. doi:1026205319204



Journal Articles

Auslander, G., & Cohen, M. (1996). Reliability issues in the development of computerized information systems. Computers in Human Services, 12(3-4), 327-338.

Bentur, N., Barnea, T., & Mizrahi, I. (1996). A follow-up study of elderly buyers of an assistive chair. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 14(3), 51-60.

Cohen, M. E., & Ausiander, G. K. (1996). Utilization of aggregate information in social work: Deductive and inductive strategies. Computers in Human Services, 13(2), 17-31.

Gross, R., & Rosen, B. (1996). Decentralization in a sick fund: Lessons from an evaluation. Journal of Management in Medicine, 10(1), 67-80. doi:10.1108/02689239610113531

Gross, R., Bentur, N., Elhayany, A., Sherf, M., & Epstein, L. (1996). The validity of self-reports on chronic disease: Characteristics of underreporters and implications for the planning of services. Public Health Reviews, 24(2), 167-182.

Book Chapters

Naon, D. (1996). The impact of the community long-term care insurance law on services for the elderly in Israel. In R. Eisen, & F. A. Sloan (Eds.) Long-term care: Economic issues and policy solutions (pp. 115-123). Springer.



Journal Articles

Ben-Yehuda, A., Bentur, N., & Friedman, G. (1995). The clock drawing test as a cognitive screening tool for elderly patients in an acute-care hospital. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 7(3), 188-190.

Fennig, S., Craig, T. J., Tanenberg-Karant, M., Jandorf, L., Rosen, B., & Bromet, E. J. (1995). Medication treatment in first-admission patients with psychotic affective disorders: Preliminary findings on research-facility diagnostic agreement and rehospitalization. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 7(2), 87-90. doi:10.3109/10401239509149032

Friedman, G., Brodsky, J., Bentur, N., Ben-Yehuda, A., Stern, Z., & Isaacs, B. (1995). Evaluation of a geriatric consultation unit in an acute university hospital. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 7(3), 234-236.

Konstantinov, V. (1995). Aliya of the 1990s from the former Soviet Union: A socio-demographic analysis. Jews in Eastern Europe, 27(2), 5-26.

Shahar, I. B., Auslander, G., & Cohen, M. (1995). Utilizing data to improve practice in hospital social work: A case study. Social Work in Health Care, 20(3), 99-111.



Journal Articles

Bentur, N., Eldar, R., & Davies, M. A. (1994). Process and outcome of care: Comparison of two inpatient geriatric rehabilitation settings. Clinical Rehabilitation, 8(4), 307-313.



Journal Articles

Auslander, G. K., & Cohen, M. E. (1993). The role of computerized information systems in quality assurance in hospital social work departments. Social Work in Health Care, 18(1), 71-92.

Bentur, N., & Eldar, R. (1993). Quality of rehabilitation care in two inpatient geriatric settings. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 5(3), 237-242.

Brodsky, J., & Naon, D. (1993). Home care services in Israel – Implications of the expansion of home care following implementation of the community long-term care insurance law. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 8(4), 375-390.

Nirel, N., Rosen, B., Ben-Nun, G., Shemesh, A., & Vardi, P. (1993). Stages in the licensing process for immigrant physicians in Israel. Harefuah, 125(1-2), 19-22.

Shemesh, A., Yellin, N., Kaminer, H., & Rosen, B. (1993). Visits to emergency rooms and hospital ownership categories. Harefuah, 125(10), 342-347.



Journal Articles

Auslander, G. K., & Cohen, M. E. (1992). Issues in the development of social work information systems: The case of hospital social work departments. Administration in Social Work, 16(2), 73-88.

Gross, R., Benbassat, J., Nirel, N., & Cohen, M. (1992). Quality of care in decentralized primary care clinics: A conceptual framework. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 7(4), 271-286.

Oyserman, D., Benbenishty, R., & Ben-Rabi, D. (1992). Characteristics of children and their families at entry into foster care. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 22(3), 199-211.



Journal Articles

Konstantinov, V. (1991). The Jewish population of the USSR on the eve of the great exodus. Jews and Jewish Topics in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 3(16), 5-23.


Journal Articles

Bergman, S., King, Y., Bentur, N., Holmes, D., Holmes, M., & Teresi, J. (1990). Care of the impaired elderly: Co-existence of formal and informal care systems in the Israeli kibbutz. Contemporary Jewry, 11(2), 51-66.

Book Chapters

Habib, J., & Cohen, M. (1990). Strategies for addressing the needs of the very old. The social protection of the frail elderly (pp. 177-205). International Social Security Association Studies and Research No. 28. Geneva.



Journal Articles

Rosen, B. (1989). Professional reimbursement and professional behavior: Emerging issues and research challenges. Social Science and Medicine, 29(3), 455-462. doi:10.1016/0277-9536(89)90294-3



Journal Articles

Benbassat, J., & Levy, M. (1988). Researchers’ access to stored medical data: The Israeli experience. IRB: Ethics & Human Research, 10(3), 1-3.