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School of Public Health: Chinitz David

Researchers / חוקרים

 Last updated September 2023 - School of Public Health

List of Publications


Chinitz D. Paul V. Dutton. Beyond Medicine: Why European Social Democracies Enjoy Better Health Outcomes Than the United States. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law [Internet]. 2023;48(1):121–4. Available from:


Greenshtein I, Keidar O, Tziraki C, Chinitz D. ‘Greening our backyard’- health behavior impacts of the built environment within the overall ecology of active living. Cities and Health [Internet]. 2023;7(2):232–49. Available from:


Yosef Y, Kiderman A, Chinitz D, Lahad A. The landscape of medical care consumption in Israel: a nationwide population cross-sectional study. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2022;11(1). Available from:


Gusmano MK, Chinitz D, Rodwin V. Pricing of Drugs with Evidence Development. JAMA [Internet]. 2022;328(8):777–8. Available from:


Paltiel O, Hochner H, Chinitz D, Clarfield AM, Gileles-Hillel A, Lahad A, et al. Academic activism on behalf of children during the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel; beyond public health advocacy. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2021;10(1). Available from:


Blake A, Hotez PJ, Israeli A, Chinitz D. Lessons from an ally: learning from Israel to vaccinate the American people. Microbes and Infection [Internet]. 2021;23(4–5). Available from:


Gilad L, Gilad L, Haviv YS, Cohen-Glickman I, Chinitz D, Cohen MJ, et al. Chronic drug treatment among hemodialysis patients: A qualitative study of patients, nursing and medical staff attitudes and approaches. BMC Nephrology [Internet]. 2020;21(1). Available from:


Maor M, Sulitzeanu-Kenan R, Chinitz D. When COVID-19, constitutional crisis, and political deadlock meet: the Israeli case from a disproportionate policy perspective. Policy and Society [Internet]. 2020;442–57. Available from:


Chinitz D. The more health policies change, the more they change the same way. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2019;8(1). Available from:


Levi B, Zehavi A, Chinitz D. Taking the measure of the profession: Physician associations in the measurement age. Health Policy [Internet]. 2018;122(7):746–54. Available from:


Nissanholtz Gannot R, Chinitz DP, Rosenbaum S. What should health insurance cover? A comparison of Israeli and US approaches to benefit design under national health reform. Health Economics, Policy and Law [Internet]. 2018;13(2):189–208. Available from:


Nissanholtz-Gannot R, Chinitz D. Expensive lifesaving treatments: Allocating resources and maximizing access. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2018;7(1). Available from:


Monas L, Toren O, Uziely B, Chinitz D. The oncology nurse coordinator: Role perceptions of staff members and nurse coordinators. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2017;6(1). Available from:


Shafran-Tikva S, Zelker R, Stern Z, Chinitz D. Workplace violence in a tertiary care Israeli hospital - a systematic analysis of the types of violence, the perpetrators and hospital departments. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2017;6(1). Available from:


Kahan NR, Waitman DA, Chinitz DP. Revealed opportunism: How physicians “game” prior authorization protocols until they are rescinded. American Health and Drug Benefits [Internet]. 2016;9(6):304–9. Available from:


Chinitz D, Israeli A. Not everything is black or white: Commentary on Filc D and Cohen N, blurring the boundaries between public and private health care services as an alternative explanation for the emergence of black medicine: The Israeli case. Health Economics, Policy and Law [Internet]. 2016;11(2):215–21. Available from:


Chinitz DP. Governance: Blending bureaucratic rules with day to day operational realities: Comment on “governance, government, and the search for new provider models.” International Journal of Health Policy and Management [Internet]. 2016;5(9):553–5. Available from:


Kuniavsky M, Kadmon I, Chinitz D. Being a legal guardian - the nursing perspective. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2015;4(1). Available from:


Catan G, Espanha R, Mendes RV, Toren O, Chinitz D. Health information technology implementation - Impacts and policy considerations: A comparison between Israel and Portugal. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2015;4(1). Available from:


Brown LD, Chinitz DP. Saltman on solidarity. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2015;4(1). Available from:


Chinitz DP, Rodwin VG. The health policy and management (HPAM) gap-from diagnosis to prescription: A response to recent commentaries. International Journal of Health Policy and Management [Internet]. 2015;4(7):495–6. Available from:


Catan G, Espanha R, Veloso Mendes R, Toren O, Chinitz D. The Impact of eHealth and mHealth on doctor behavior and patient involvement: An Israeli and Portuguese comparative approach. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics [Internet]. 2015;210:813–7. Available from:


Chinitz D. Governing the allocation of scarce resources: Is health care no longer a special case? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2014;3(1). Available from:


Chinitz DP, Rodwin VG. On Health Policy and Management (HPAM): Mind the theory-policy-practice gap. International Journal of Health Policy and Management [Internet]. 2014;3(7):361–3. Available from:


Chinitz D, Rodwin VG. What passes and fails as health policy and management. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law [Internet]. 2014;39(5):1113–26. Available from:


Cohen MJ, Brezis M, Block C, Diederich A, Chinitz D. Vaccination, herd behavior, and herd immunity. Medical Decision Making [Internet]. 2013;33(8):1026–38. Available from:


Chinitz D. The special interdisciplinary contribution of institutional economics. Health Economics, Policy and Law [Internet]. 2013;8(3):387–96. Available from:


Frankel M, Chinitz D, Salzberg CA, Reichman K. Sustainable health information exchanges: The role of institutional factors. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2013;2(1). Available from:


Brezis M, Cohen MJ, Frankel M, Chinitz D. [Challenges and barriers in the promotion of quality in health care services]. Harefuah [Internet]. 2012;151(3):132–6, 191. Available from:


Okma KGH, Crivelli L, Ashton Y, Bolgani I, Cheng TM, Chinitz D, et al. Social policy change “under the radar screen”: Health care reforms in seven small countries [Internet]. Social Policy in the Smaller European Union States. 2011. Available from:


Kahan NR, Chinitz DP, Blackman S, Waitman DA, Vardy DA. Modifying prescribing behaviour of angiotensin receptor blockers by selectively rescinding managerial prior authorization requirements for losartan. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology [Internet]. 2011;72(6):997–1001. Available from:


Brezis M, Malkiel A, Chinitz D, Lehmann LS. Discordant views of experts and laypersons on the adoption of new fertility technology. Medical Care [Internet]. 2011;49(4):420–3. Available from:


Chinitz D, Israeli A. Priority setting in Israel: Trade-offs have to be made everywhere. BMJ (Online) [Internet]. 2010;341(7784):1179. Available from:


Malkiel A, Chinitz D, Lehmann LS, Brezis M. [Oocytes cryopreservation: in which circumstances? Who should pay? Approaches amongst attending IVF physicians and researchers in the field of bioethics and health regulation]. Harefuah [Internet]. 2010;149(10):630–4, 685. Available from:


Feder-Bubis P, Chinitz D. Punctuated equilibrium and path dependency in coexistence: The Israeli health system and theories of change. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law [Internet]. 2010;35(4):595–614. Available from:


Okma KGH, Cheng TM, Chinitz D, Crivelli L, Lim MK, Maarse H, et al. Six Countries, six health reform models? health care reform in Chile, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and The Netherlands. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice [Internet]. 2010;12(1–2):75–113. Available from:


Chinitz D, Meislin R, Alster-Grau I. Values, institutions and shifting policy paradigms: Expansion of the Israeli National Health Insurance Basket of Services. Health Policy [Internet]. 2009;90(1):37–44. Available from:


Chinitz D, Meislin R. Israel: Partial health care reform as laboratory of ongoing change [Internet]. Six Countries, Six Reform Models: The Healthcare Reform: Experience of Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan: Healthcare Reforms “under the Radar Screen.” 2009. Available from:


Chinitz D. Coping accountably in a dangerous world. Health economics, policy, and law [Internet]. 2007;2(Pt 4):449–55. Available from:


Kahan NR, Chinitz DP, Waitman DA, Dushnitzky D, Kahan E, Shapiro M. Empiric treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection with fluoroquinolones in older women in Israel: Another lost treatment option? Annals of Pharmacotherapy [Internet]. 2006;40(12):2223–7. Available from:


Kahan NR, Chinitz DP, Waitman DA, Kahan E. When gatekeepers meet the sentinel: The impact of a prior authorization requirement for cefuroxime on the prescribing behaviour of community-based physicians. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology [Internet]. 2006;61(3):341–4. Available from:


Kahan NR, Waitman DA, Blackman S, Chinitz DP. Suboptimal pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination rates among patients at risk in a managed care organization in Israel. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy [Internet]. 2006;12(2):152–6. Available from:


Shalev C, Chinitz D. Joe public v. the general public: The role of the courts in Israeli health care policy. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics [Internet]. 2005;33(4):650–9. Available from:


Kahan NR, Chinitz DP, Waitman DA, Kahan E. Empiric treatment of uncomplicated UTI in women: Wasting money when more is not better. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics [Internet]. 2004;29(5):437–41. Available from:


Kahan NR, Kahan E, Waitman DA, Chinitz DP. Economic evaluation of an updated guideline for the empiric treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2004;6(10):588–91. Available from:


Kahan NR, Chinitz DP, Kahan E. Physician adherence to recommendations for duration of empiric antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women: A national drug utilization analysis. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety [Internet]. 2004;13(4):239–42. Available from:


Kahan NR, Chinitz DP, Kahan E. Longer than recommended empiric antibiotic treatment of urinary tract infection in women: An avoidable waste of money. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics [Internet]. 2004;29(1):59–63. Available from:


Chinitz D. Health technology assessment in four countries: Response from political science. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care [Internet]. 2004;20(1):55–60. Available from:


Kahan E, Kahan NR, Chinitz DP. Urinary tract infection in women - Physician’s preferences for treatment and adherence to guidelines: A national drug utilization study in a managed care setting. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology [Internet]. 2003;59(8–9):663–8. Available from:


Israeli A, Chinitz DP. Updating the basket of health services. Harefuah [Internet]. 2003;142(2):100-102+159. Available from:


Chinitz D. Principles for planning the teaching of health policy in an MPH program. Public Health Reviews [Internet]. 2002;30(1–4):255–60. Available from:


Shmueli A, Chinitz D. Risk-adjusted capitation: The Israeli experience. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2001;11(2):182–4. Available from:


Chinitz D. Regulated competition and citizen participation: Lessons from Israel. Health Expectations [Internet]. 2000;3(2):90–6. Available from:


Chinitz D, Israeli A. Rationing: how and who? The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ [Internet]. 1999;1(3):210–4. Available from:


Chinitz D, Shalev C, Galai N, Israeli A. Israel’s basic basket of health services: The importance of being explicitly implicit. British Medical Journal [Internet]. 1998;317(7164):1005–7. Available from:


Gross R, Rosen B, Chinitz D. Evaluating the Israeli health care reform: Strategy, challenges and lessons. Health Policy [Internet]. 1998;45(2):99–117. Available from:


Chinitz D. Commentary. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences [Internet]. 1998;35(3):178–83. Available from:


Bentur N, Berg A, Gross R, Chinitz D. Health system reform and the elderly: The case of Israel. Journal of Aging and Social Policy [Internet]. 1998;10(2):85–104. Available from:


Israeli A, Ashkenazi Y, Chinitz D. Israel–a health system in transition. Physician executive [Internet]. 1998;24(2):39–42. Available from:


Chinitz D, Israeli A. Health Reform and Rationing in Israel. Health Affairs [Internet]. 1997;16(5):205–10. Available from:


Chinitz DP. Managed competition: A balanced view. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 1995;5(3):156. Available from:


Chinitz D. Israel’s health policy breakthrough: The politics of reform and the reform of politics. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law [Internet]. 1995;20(4):909–32. Available from:


Gross R, Chinitz D. Assessment by the primary care physician of his influence on the patient’s hospital choice and of his own ability to evaluate hospital quality. Harefuah [Internet]. 1995;129(3–4):90–5, 159. Available from:


Chernichovsky D, Chinitz D. The political economy of health system reform in Israel. Health Economics [Internet]. 1995;4(2):127–41. Available from:


Chinitz DP. Reforming the Israeli health care market. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 1994;39(10):1447–57. Available from:


Ellencweig AY, Chinitz DP. Israel’s health system reform: The role of management in ensuring access and improving health status. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 1993;3(2):85–91. Available from:


Chinitz D. Coronary artery bypass surgery [1]. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences [Internet]. 1992;28(8–9):750. Available from: