Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, the official journal of The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, launches today with BioMed Central, under the expert leadership of Editors-in-Chief Avi Israeli and Bruce Rosen.
"Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions among scholars and practitioners from Israel and other countries regarding all aspects of health policy, with particular attention to Israel", say the co-Editors-in-Chief in their inaugural editorial. The journal welcomes submissions from any country that are relevant to health-services and public-health policy, and have implications for health and healthcare policy in Israel. The journal aims to "foster wider communication between health scientists and policy analysts in Israel and their colleagues around the world".
Each article that focuses on Israeli healthcare is accompanied by a brief commentary by a leading non-Israeli scholar who explores the international implications of the reported research. For example, Mark Chassin provides an international perspective in his commentary ‘Quality of Care: How Good is Good Enough?‘, which accompanies Dena Jaffe and colleagues research on the quality of community healthcare in Israel.