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School of Public Health: Shmueli Amir

Researchers / חוקרים

 Last updated September 2023 - School of Public Health

List of Publications


Michaelson-Cohen R, Cohen MJ, Cohen C, Greenberg D, Shmueli A, Lieberman S, et al. Real World Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Population Screening for BRCA Variants among Ashkenazi Jews Compared with Family History-Based Strategies. Cancers [Internet]. 2022;14(24). Available from:


Olumide AO, Shmueli A, Adebayo ES, Omotade OO. Economic costs of cigarette smoking among adolescents in Nigeria. Journal of Public Health (Germany) [Internet]. 2022;30(7):1701–12. Available from:


Shmueli A. Social solidarity in healthcare: The Israeli case. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 2021;291. Available from:


Tessler I, Leshno M, Shmueli A, Shpitzen S, Durst R, Gilon D. Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for first-degree relatives of patients with bicuspid aortic valve. European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes [Internet]. 2021;7(5):447–57. Available from:


Olumide AO, Shmueli A, Omotade OO, Adebayo ES, Alonge TO, Ogun GO. Economic costs of terminal care for selected non-communicable diseases from a healthcare perspective: A review of mortality records from a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. BMJ Open [Internet]. 2021;11(4). Available from:


Kohn Y, Shmueli A. Toward risk adjustment in mental health in Israel: Calculation of risk adjustment rates from large outpatient and inpatient databases. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2020;9(1). Available from:


Jalloh MB, Bah AJ, James PB, Sevalie S, Hann K, Shmueli A. Impact of the free healthcare initiative on wealth-related inequity in the utilization of maternal & child health services in Sierra Leone. BMC Health Services Research [Internet]. 2019;19(1). Available from:


Politzer E, Shmueli A, Avni S. The economic burden of health disparities related to socioeconomic status in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2019;8(1). Available from:


Hasanova R, Mentzakis E, Paolucci F, Shmueli A. Beyond DRG: The effect of socio-economic indicators on inpatient resource allocation in Australia. Health Policy and Technology [Internet]. 2018;7(3):302–9. Available from:


Simon-Tuval T, Shmueli A, Harman-Boehm I. Adherence of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to medications: the role of risk preferences. Current Medical Research and Opinion [Internet]. 2018;34(2):345–51. Available from:


Brammli-Greenberg S, Glazer J, Shmueli A. Regulated competition and health plan payment under the national health insurance law in Israel-the unfinished story [Internet]. Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Practice. 2018. Available from:


Shmueli A, Golan O, Paolucci F, Mentzakis E. Efficiency and equity considerations in the preferences of health policy-makers in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2017;6(1). Available from:


Simon-Tuval T, Shmueli A, Harman-Boehm I. Adherence to Self-Care Behaviors among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes—The Role of Risk Preferences. Value in Health [Internet]. 2016;19(6):844–51. Available from:


Engelchin-Nissan E, Shmueli A. Private finance of services covered by the National Health Insurance package of benefits in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2015;4(1). Available from:


Shmueli A, Stam P, Wasem J, Trottmann M. Managed care in four managed competition OECD health systems. Health Policy [Internet]. 2015;119(7):860–73. Available from:


Shmueli A. On the calculation of the Israeli risk adjustment rates. European Journal of Health Economics [Internet]. 2015;16(3):271–7. Available from:


Shmueli A. Do rich Israelis wait less for medical care? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2014;3(1). Available from:


Shmueli A, Savage E. Private and public patients in public hospitals in Australia. Health Policy [Internet]. 2014;115(2–3):189–95. Available from:


Shmueli A, Fraifeld S, Peretz T, Gutfeld O, Gips M, Sosna J, et al. Cost-effectiveness of baseline low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer: The israeli experience. Value in Health [Internet]. 2013;16(6):922–31. Available from:


Shmueli A, Nissan-Engelcin E. Local availability of physicians’ services as a tool for implicit risk selection. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 2013;84:53–60. Available from:


Van de Ven WPMM, Beck K, Buchner F, Schokkaert E, Schut FTE, Shmueli A, et al. Preconditions for efficiency and affordability in competitive healthcare markets: Are they fulfilled in Belgium, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland? Health Policy [Internet]. 2013;109(3):226–45. 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:


Nissanholtz-Gannot R, Rosen B, Aviram A, Cohen A, Horev T, Lev B, et al. Monitoring quality in Israeli primary care: The primary care physicians’ perspective. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2012;1(1). Available from:


Jaffe DH, Shmueli A, Ben-Yehuda A, Paltiel O, Calderon R, Cohen AD, et al. Community healthcare in Israel: Quality indicators 2007-2009. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research [Internet]. 2012;1(1). Available from:


Shmueli A, Meiri H, Gonen R. Economic assessment of screening for pre-eclampsia. Prenatal Diagnosis [Internet]. 2012;32(1):29–38. Available from:


Shmueli A. Switching sickness funds in Israel: Adverse selection or risk selection? Some insights from the analysis of the relative costs of switchers. Health Policy [Internet]. 2011;102(2–3):247–54. Available from:


Shmueli A, Engelcin-Nissan E. [What determines the market shares of the health funds in Israeli localities?]. Harefuah [Internet]. 2011;150(8):650–4, 688. Available from:


Shmueli A, Igudin I, Shuval J. Change and stability: Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Israel: 1993, 2000 and 2007. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2011;21(2):254–9. Available from:


Ojeniran M, Shouval R, Miskin IN, Moses AE, Shmueli A. Costs of appropriate and inappropriate use of antibiotics in the emergency department. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2010;12(12):742–6. Available from:


Shmueli A, Messika D, Zmora I, Oberman B. Health care costs during the last 12 months of life in Israel: Estimation and implications for risk-adjustment. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics [Internet]. 2010;10(3):257–73. Available from:


Sax P, Shmueli A. Impact of pharmaceutical regulation and policies on health system performance goals in Israel. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research [Internet]. 2010;22:77–101. Available from:


Shmueli A, Messika D. Economies of scale in the Israeli health funds market: Estimation and implications. Israel Economic Review [Internet]. 2009;7(2):41–54. Available from:


Bech M, Christiansen T, Dunham K, Lauridsen J, Lyttkens CH, Mcdonald K, et al. The influence of economic incentives and regulatory factors on the adoption of treatment technologies: A case study of technologies used to treat heart attacks. Health Economics [Internet]. 2009;18(10):1114–32. Available from:


Perelman J, Shmueli A, McDonald KM, Pilote L, Saynina O, Closon MC. Inequality in treatment use among elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction: USA, Belgium and Quebec. BMC Health Services Research [Internet]. 2009;9. Available from:


Shmueli A. Economic evaluation of the decisions of the Israeli Public Committee for updating the national list of health services in 2006/2007. Value in Health [Internet]. 2009;12(2):202–6. Available from:


Shmueli A. The demand for clinical information and for involvement in medical treatment decision making: An empirical examination in the general population. Journal of Socio-Economics [Internet]. 2008;37(5):1746–55. Available from:


Shavit O, Leshno M, Goldberger A, Shmueli A, Hoffman A. The authors’ reply. PharmacoEconomics [Internet]. 2008;26(10):892–4. Available from:


Shmueli A, Achdut L, Sabag-Endeweld M. Financing the package of services during the first decade of the national health insurance law in Israel: Trends and issues. Health Policy [Internet]. 2008;87(3):273–84. Available from:


Shmueli A, Messika D, Murad H, Freedman L. Does greater exposure to own-health data make a difference on the visual analog scale? European Journal of Health Economics [Internet]. 2008;9(1):63–7. Available from:


Shmueli A, Nissan-Englcin E. Economic examination of the 2006/7 update of the Israeli national list of health services. Harefuah [Internet]. 2008;147(6):488–92. Available from:


Perelman J, Shmueli A, Closon MC. Deriving a risk-adjustment formula for hospital financing: Integrating the impact of socio-economic status on length of stay. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 2008;66(1):88–98. Available from:


Shmueli A, Tamir D. Health behavior and religiosity among Israeli Jews. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2007;9(10):703–7. Available from:


Zuckerman S, Lahad A, Shmueli A, Zimran A, Peleg L, Orr-Urtreger A, et al. Carrier screening for gaucher disease: Lessons for low-penetrance, treatable diseases. JAMA [Internet]. 2007;298(11):1281–90. Available from:


Shmueli A. It might be premature to reject the assumption of a power curve relationship between VAS and SG data: Three comments on stevens, McCabe and Brazier’s mapping between VAS and SG data; results from the UK Hui index 2 valuation survey’. Health Economics [Internet]. 2007;16(7):755–8. Available from:


Shmueli A, Shuval J. Are users of complementary and alternative medicine sicker than non-users? Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine [Internet]. 2007;4(2):251–5. Available from:


Magnezi R, Weiss Y, Cohen Y, Shmueli A. Development of a capitation scale for IDF career soldiers in Israel. Health Policy [Internet]. 2007;80(3):459–64. Available from:


Shmueli A. Health and religiosity among Israeli Jews. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2007;17(1):104–11. Available from:


Shavit O, Leshno M, Goldberger A, Shmueli A, Hoffman A. It’s time to choose the study design! Net benefit analysis of alternative study designs to acquire information for evaluation of health technologies. PharmacoEconomics [Internet]. 2007;25(11):903–11. Available from:


Shmueli A, Shuval J. Complementary and alternative medicine: Beyond users and nonusers. Complementary Therapies in Medicine [Internet]. 2006;14(4):261–7. Available from:


Shmueli A, Shuval J. Satisfaction with family physicians and specialists and the use of complementary and alternative medicine in Israel. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine [Internet]. 2006;3(2):273–8. Available from:


Shmueli A, Haklai Z, Gordon ES. Towards the inclusion of health state in the israeli risk-adjustment scheme using medical diagnoses - Some intermediate results. Harefuah [Internet]. 2005;144(3):173–7. Available from:


Shmueli A. The visual analogy rating scale of health-related quality of life: An examination of end-digit preferences. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes [Internet]. 2005;3. Available from:


Shmueli A, Sprung CL. Assessing the in-hospital survival benefits of intensive care. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care [Internet]. 2005;21(1):66–72. Available from:


Shmueli A, Baras M, Sprung CL. The effect of intensive care on in-hospital survival. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology [Internet]. 2004;5(3–4):163–74. Available from:


Laske-Aldershof T, Schut E, Beck K, Greaß S, Shmueli A, Van De Voorde C. Consumer mobility in social health insurance markets: A five-country comparison. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy [Internet]. 2004;3(4):229–41. Available from:


Shmueli A. Population health and income inequality: New evidence from Israeli time-series analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology [Internet]. 2004;33(2):311–7. Available from:


Shmueli A. The Relationship between the Visual Analog Scale and the SF-36 Scales in the General Population: An Update. Medical Decision Making [Internet]. 2004;24(1):61–3. Available from:


Shmueli A, Shuval J. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Israel: 2000 vs. 1993. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2004;6(1):3–8. Available from:


Shmueli A, Sprung CL, Kaplan EH. Optimizing admissions to an intensive care unit. Health Care Management Science [Internet]. 2003;6(3):131–6. Available from:


Van De Ven WPMM, Beck K, Buchner F, Chernichovsky D, Gardiol L, Holly A, et al. Risk adjustment and risk selection on the sickness fund insurance market in five European countries. Health Policy [Internet]. 2003;65(1):75–98. Available from:


Shmueli A, Chernichovsky D, Zmora I. Risk adjustment and risk sharing: The Israeli experience. Health Policy [Internet]. 2003;65(1):37–48. Available from:


Shmueli A. Socio-economic and demographic variation in health and in its measures: The issue of reporting heterogeneity. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 2003;57(1):125–34. Available from:


Shmueli A. Israelis evaluate their health care system before and after the introduction of the national health insurance law. Health Policy [Internet]. 2003;63(3):279–87. 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:


Shmueli A. Reporting heterogeneity in the measurement of health and health-related quality of life. PharmacoEconomics [Internet]. 2002;20(6):405–12. Available from:


Shmueli A. The effect of health on acute care supplemental insurance ownership: An empirical analysis. Health Economics [Internet]. 2001;10(4):341–50. 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:


Moreland A, McClellan M, Kessler D, Saynina O, Hobbs M, Ridout S, et al. Technological change around the world: Evidence from heart attack care. Health Affairs [Internet]. 2001;20(3):25–42. Available from:


Shmueli A. Horizontal equity in medical care: A study of the Israeli public’s views. Israel Medical Association Journal [Internet]. 2000;2(10):746–52. Available from:


Shmueli A. A note on risk adjustment and fair compensation. Health Economics [Internet]. 2000;9(6):561–4. Available from:


Shmueli A. Inequality in medical care in Israel: Arabs and Jews in the Jerusalem district of the General Sick Fund. European Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2000;10(1):18–23. Available from:


Shmueli A. Investing in early detection versus intensive treatment for breast cancer: A study of the Israeli public priorities. Health Expectations [Internet]. 1999;2(3):179–84. Available from:


Shmueli A. Inferring capitation rates from aggregate health plans’ costs. Health Economics [Internet]. 1999;8(6):547–52. Available from:


Mozes B, Maor Y, Shmueli A. Do we know what global ratings of health-related quality of life measure? Quality of Life Research [Internet]. 1999;8(3):269–73. Available from:


Mozes B, Maor Y, Shmueli A. The competing effects of disease states on quality of life of the elderly: The case of urinary symptoms in men. Quality of Life Research [Internet]. 1999;8(1–2):93–9. Available from:


Shmueli A. Survival vs. quality of life: A study of the Israeli public priorities in medical care. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 1999;49(3):297–302. Available from:


Shmueli A, Cullen MR. Birth weight, maternal age, and education: New observations from Connecticut and Virginia. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine [Internet]. 1999;72(4):245–58. Available from:


Shmueli A, Glazer J. Addressing the inequity of capitation by variable soft contracts. Health Economics [Internet]. 1999;8(4):335–43. Available from:


Shmueli A. Subjective health status and health values in the general population. Medical Decision Making [Internet]. 1999;19(2):122–7. Available from:


Shmueli A. The SF-36 profile and health-related quality of life: An interpretative analysis. Quality of Life Research [Internet]. 1998;7(3):187–95. Available from:


Shmueli A. Supplemental health insurance ownership in Israel: An empirical analysis and some implications. Social Science and Medicine [Internet]. 1998;46(7):821–9. Available from:


Lewin-Epstein N, Sagiv-Schifter T, Shabtai EL, Shmueli A. Validation of the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (Hebrew Version) in the Adult Population of Israel. Medical Care [Internet]. 1998;36(9):1361–70. Available from:


Mozes B, Shmueli A. Underutilization of health services among patients with urinary symptoms: Results of a population-based survey in Israel. Prostate [Internet]. 1997;33(4):246–51. Available from:


Shmueli A. Excluding Nonusers: A Source of Bias in Research on Satisfaction with Health Services. Medical Care [Internet]. 1997;35(8):867–71. Available from:


Shmueli A. Smoking cessation and health. Journal of health economics [Internet]. 1996;15(6):751–4; discussion 755-759. Available from:


Bernstein JH, Shmueli A, Shuval JT. Consultations with practitioners of alternative medicine. Harefuah [Internet]. 1996;130(2):83–5, 144, 143. Available from:


Shmueli A. Cost-effective outlays for better health outcomes. World Health Forum [Internet]. 1995;16(3):287–92. Available from:


Glazer J, Shmueli A. The physician’s behavior and equity under a fundholding contract. European Economic Review [Internet]. 1995;39(3–4):781–5. Available from: