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School of Public Health: Israeli Avi

Researchers / חוקרים

 Last updated September 2023 - School of Public Health

List of Publications


Leibner G, Brammli-Greenberg S, Mendlovic J, Israeli A. To charge or not to charge: reducing patient no-show. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2023;12(1). Available from:


Schroeder HS, Israeli A, Liebergall M, Or O, Andrews CS, Justo D, et al. The Suitability of Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes in Older Adults Following a Hip Fracture Using the Short-Form 36 Questionnaire: A Qualitative Description Approach. Inquiry (United States) [Internet]. 2023;60. Available from:


Rosen B, Davidovitch N, Chodick G, Israeli A. The role of Israeli researchers in the scientific literature regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2022;11(1). Available from:


Rosen B, Waitzberg R, Israeli A. Israel’s rapid rollout of vaccinations for COVID-19. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2021;10(1). Available from:


Rozenfeld M, Bodas M, Shani M, Radomislensky I, Israel A, Israeli A, et al. Introduction of hospital quality measures may lead to a temporary decrease in patient outcomes. Public Health [Internet]. 2021;200:71–6. 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:


Rozenfeld M, Bodas M, Shani M, Radomislensky I, Murad H, Comaneshter D, et al. National study: Most elderly patients benefit from earlier hip fracture surgery despite co-morbidity. Injury [Internet]. 2021;52(4):905–9. Available from:


Stein-Zamir C, Israeli A, Grotto I. Immunization registry as a digital assessment tool during outbreaks. Clinical Microbiology and Infection [Internet]. 2021;27(2):166–8. Available from:


Rosen B, Schoenbaum SC, Israeli A. Opportunities for diversifying and enriching our article mix. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2020;9(1). Available from:


Rosen B, Israeli A, Schoenbaum S. Innovation and the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2019;8(1). Available from:


Adini B, Israeli A, Bodas M, Peleg K. Increasing Perceived Emergency Preparedness by Participatory Policy-Making (Think-Tanks). Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness [Internet]. 2019;13(2):152–7. Available from:


Stein-Zamir C, Israeli A. Timeliness and completeness of routine childhood vaccinations in young children residing in a district with recurrent vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, Jerusalem, Israel. Eurosurveillance [Internet]. 2019;24(6). Available from:


Rosen B, Schoenbaum SC, Israeli A. The IJHPR’s growing scientific impact. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2018;7(1). Available from:


Glied S, Wittenberg R, Israeli A. Research in government and academia: The case of health policy. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2018;7(1). Available from:


Clarfield AM, Basis F, Israeli A, Manor O, Shvarts S. Health equity in Israel – Authors’ reply. The Lancet [Internet]. 2018;391(10120):535–6. Available from:


Rosen B, Israeli A. Updates and reflections about the IJHPR, on the eve of its seventh year. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2017;6(1). Available from:


Peleg K, Rozenfeld M, Israeli A. The danger of non-exhaustive quality measures: Requiring hip fracture repair surgery within 48 hours - a case study. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2017;6(1). Available from:


Stein-Zamir C, Israeli A. Age-appropriate versus up-to-date coverage of routine childhood vaccinations among young children in Israel. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics [Internet]. 2017;13(9):2102–10. Available from:


Clarfield AM, Manor O, Nun GB, Shvarts S, Azzam ZS, Afek A, et al. Health and health care in Israel: an introduction. The Lancet [Internet]. 2017;389(10088):2503–13. Available from:


Stein Zamir C, Israeli A. Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions About Routine Childhood Vaccinations Among Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Mothers Residing in Communities with Low Vaccination Coverage in the Jerusalem District. Maternal and Child Health Journal [Internet]. 2017;21(5):1010–7. Available from:


Frankenthal D, Israeli A, Caraco Y, Lerman Y, Kalendaryev E, Zandman-Goddard G, et al. Long-Term Outcomes of Medication Intervention Using the Screening Tool of Older Persons Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment Criteria. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society [Internet]. 2017;65(2):e33–8. Available from:


Manor O, Eisenbach Z, Israeli A, Friedlander Y. Mortality differentials among women: The Israel longitudinal mortality study [Internet]. Vol. 12, Israel’s Destiny: Fertility and Mortality in a Divided Society. 2017. Available from:


Rosen B, Israeli A. The IJHPR celebrates five years of quality publication. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2016;5(1). Available from:


Sefty H, Klivitsky A, Bromberg M, Dichtiar R, Ami MB, Shohat T, et al. Factors associated with choice of approach for Group B streptococcus screening. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2016;5(1). Available from:


Hadad A, Gafni N, Moshinsky A, Turvall E, Ziv A, Israeli A. The multiple mini-interviews as a predictor of peer evaluations during clinical training in medical school*. Medical Teacher [Internet]. 2016;38(11):1172–9. 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:


Adini B, Aharonson-Daniel L, Israeli A. Re: Casualties distribution in emergencies: Some critiques of load index model. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery [Internet]. 2015;79(5):884–5. Available from:


Adini B, Aharonson-Daniel L, Israeli A. Load index model: An advanced tool to support decision making during mass-casualty incidents. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery [Internet]. 2015;78(3):622–7. Available from:


Rosen B, Israeli A. IJHPR comes of age. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2014;3(1). Available from:


Peleg K, Rozenfeld M, Radomislensky I, Novikov I, Freedman LS, Israeli A. Policy encouraging earlier hip fracture surgery can decrease the long-term mortality of elderly patients. Injury [Internet]. 2014;45(7):1085–90. Available from:


Rosen B, Israeli A. The IJHPR publishes its 100th article, and other momentous milestones. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2013;2(1). Available from:


Shmueli A, Israeli A. Adjusting health expenditure for military spending and interest payment: Israel and the OECD countries. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2013;2(1). Available from:


Balicer RD, Shadmi E, Israeli A. Interventions for reducing readmissions - are we barking up the right tree? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2013;2(1). Available from:


Israeli A, Rosen B. The journal’s first year of publication and the challenges ahead. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2012;1(1). Available from:


Adini B, Laor D, Cohen R, Israeli A. Decision to evacuate a hospital during an emergency: The safe way or the leader’s way. Journal of Public Health Policy [Internet]. 2012;33(2):257–68. Available from:


Rosen B, Israeli A. Launching the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research: Why a new journal? Why now? Why open access? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2012;1(1). Available from:


Adini B, Cohen R, Laor D, Israeli A. Can patient flow be effectively controlled? Health Policy and Planning [Internet]. 2011;26(6):518–25. Available from:


Anis E, Leventhal A, Grotto I, Gandacu D, Warshavsky B, Shimshony A, et al. Recent trends in human brucellosis in Israel. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2011;13(6):359–62. Available from:


Schwaber MJ, Lev B, Israeli A, Solter E, Smollan G, Rubinovitch B, et al. Containment of a country-wide outbreak of carbapenem-resistant klebsiella pneumoniae in israeli hospitals via a nationally implemented intervention. Clinical Infectious Diseases [Internet]. 2011;52(7):848–55. 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:


Anis E, Leventhal A, Slater PE, Arbeli Y, Sivan Y, Berlovitz Y, et al. A cluster of deaths following influenza vaccination, Israel, 2006. Journal of Public Health Policy [Internet]. 2010;31(3):318–23. Available from:


Adini B, Laor D, Lev B, Israeli A. [Looking back but facing ahead: implementing lessons learned from the 2nd Lebanon War]. Harefuah [Internet]. 2010;149(7):451–5, 480. Available from:


Adini B, Laor D, Cohen R, Lev B, Israeli A. [The five commandments for preparing the Israeli healthcare system for emergencies]. Harefuah [Internet]. 2010;149(7):445–50, 480. Available from:


Israeli A, Keinan-Boker L, Grotto I, Green MS, Shohat T. National health index. Harefuah [Internet]. 2010;149(4):202–3, 265. Available from:


Anis E, Grotto I, Moerman L, Warshavsky B, Slater PE, Lev B, et al. Measles in a highly vaccinated society: The 2007-08 outbreak in Israel. Journal of Infection [Internet]. 2009;59(4):252–8. Available from:


Zlotogora J, Israeli A. A comprehensive screening program for cystic fibrosis. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2009;11(9):555–7. Available from:


Balicer RD, Israeli A, Grotto I. Editorial-A/H1N1 virus (Swine Flu). Harefuah [Internet]. 2009;148(8):527–8. Available from:


Amitai Y, Winston G, Sack J, Wasser J, Lewis M, Blount BC, et al. Gestational exposure to high perchlorate concentrations in drinking water and neonatal thyroxine levels. Thyroid [Internet]. 2007;17(9):843–50. Available from:


Nirel N, Birkenfeld S, Israeli A. Has the time come to transfer residency training from hospitals to the community? Lessons from other countries and implications for Israel. Harefuah [Internet]. 2007;146(6):447–52. Available from:


Kesselman I, Elstein D, Israeli A, Chertkoff R, Zimran A. National health budgets for expensive orphan drugs: Gaucher disease in Israel as a model. Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases [Internet]. 2006;37(1):46–9. Available from:


Elstein D, Israeli A. Societal aspects in treating rare diseases with expensive therapy [Internet]. Gaucher Disease. 2006. Available from:


Levtzion-Korach O, Israeli A. The British Star rating system - Review and its implication for the Israeli health system. Harefuah [Internet]. 2005;144(12):865–9. Available from:


Israeli A, Shemer J. It is time to fortify basic foods in Israel according to the Canadian model. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2004;6(6):323–5. Available from:


Wilf-Miron R, Sikron F, Glasser S, Barell V, Israeli A. Confidential healthcare for Israeli adolescents: Towards evolution of specific legislation. Harefuah [Internet]. 2003;142(7):527-530+565. Available from:


Galai N, Israeli A, Zitser-Gurevich Y, Simchen E. Is discharge policy a balanced decision between clinical considerations and hospital ownership policy? The CABG example. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery [Internet]. 2003;126(4):1018–25. Available from:


Sikron F, Wilf-Miron R, Israeli A. Adolescent pregnancy in Israel: A methodology for rate estimation and analysis of characteristics and trends. Harefuah [Internet]. 2003;142(2):131-136+157-158. Available from:


Shmueli A, Intrator O, Israeli A. The effects of introducing prospective payments to general hospitals on length of stay, quality of care, and hospitals’ income: The early experience of Israel. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 2002;55(6):981–9. Available from:


Israeli A, Peterburg I. The application of clinical guidelines. Harefuah [Internet]. 2002;141(4):362–3. Available from:


Wilf-Miron R, Sikron F, Barell V, Glasser S, Israeli A. Adolescents in Israel: health services planning. Harefuah [Internet]. 2000;138(7):563–7. Available from:


Manor O, Israeli A, Friedlander Y, Eisenbach Z. Mortality differentials among women: The Israel Longitudinal Mortality Study. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 2000;51(8):1175–88. Available from:


Wilf-Miron R, Rotstein Z, Noy S, Turjeman A, Israeli A. Newly implemented health system reform in Israel: Physicians’ attitudes. Health Policy [Internet]. 1999;49(3):137–47. Available from:


Bach G, Israeli A. Prevention of inherited disorders: Carrier screening, its benefits and potential harm. Harefuah [Internet]. 1999;137(7–8):302–4. Available from:


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


Pinhas-Hamiel O, Rotstein Z, Achiron A, Gabbay U, Achiron R, Barak Y, et al. Pregnancy during residency - An Israeli survey of women physicians. Health Care for Woman International [Internet]. 1999;20(1):63–70. Available from:


Adler D, Margulies L, Mahler Y, Israeli A. Measurements of electromagnetic fields radiated from communication equipment and of environmental electromagnetic noise: Impact on the use of communication equipment within the hospital. Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology [Internet]. 1998;32(6):581–90. 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:


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


Barach P, Rivkind A, Israeli A, Berdugo M, Richter ED. Emergency preparedness and response in Israel during the Gulf War. Annals of Emergency Medicine [Internet]. 1998;32(2):224–33. Available from:


Simchen E, Israeli A, Merin G, Ferderber N. Israeli women were at a higher risk than men for mortality following coronary bypass surgery. European Journal of Epidemiology [Internet]. 1997;13(5):503–9. Available from:


Wilf-Miron R, Barell V, Nathan K, Israeli A. Confidential health care for adolescents: legal and ethical aspects. Harefuah [Internet]. 1997;132(6):439–43. Available from:


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


Adler D, Mahler Y, Israeli A. Cellular phone interference with medical instruments. Harefuah [Internet]. 1997;132(5):313–8, 382. Available from:


Rivkind A, Barach P, Israeli A, Berdugo M, Richter ED. Emergency preparedness and response in Israel during the Gulf War. Annals of Emergency Medicine [Internet]. 1997;30(4):513–21. Available from:


Israeli A, Admon D, Hite Y, Woolfson N, Israeli N, Ayalon A. Factors influencing consent to organ donation among Israeli families. Transplantation Proceedings [Internet]. 1996;28(5):2991–6. Available from:


Ginsberg G, Israeli A, Cohen A, Stessman J. Factors predicting emergency room utilization in a 70-year-old population. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences [Internet]. 1996;32(8):649–64. Available from:


Stessman J, Ginsberg G, Hammerman-Rozenberg R, Friedman R, Ronen D, Israeli A, et al. Decreased hospital utilization by older adults attributable to a home hospitalization program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society [Internet]. 1996;44(5):591–8. Available from:


Adler D, Israeli A, Mahler Y. Clinical information systems: Considerations in selecting the hospital department with primary responsibility. Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology [Internet]. 1995;29(2):97–105. Available from:


Simchen E, Wax Y, Galai N, Israeli A. Discharge from hospital and its effect on surgical wound infections The Israeli Study of Surgical Infections. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology [Internet]. 1992;45(10):1155–63. Available from:


Simchen E, Wax Y, Galai N, Israeli A. Differential effect of risk factors on early and late wound infections in patients undergoing herniorrhaphies. Annals of Epidemiology [Internet]. 1992;2(3):263–72. Available from: