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  • Prof.  David Chinitz
Prof David Chinitz
Research and professional activity
David Chinitz holds a PHD in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to Israel in 1981 and has served as Head of the Social Sciences Division of the Ministry of Science, Senior Staff Person for the State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Health System, Senior Researcher at the JDC/Brookdale Institute, and is currently a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Economics of the School of Public Health. He serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization,  has also been Scientific Chair of the European Health Management Association, and is currently President of the International Society for Priority Setting in Health Care. He teaches courses in health management, comparative health systems, public policy, and qualitative research methods . He is active in the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research as a grantee, associate journal editor, and conference organizer. 
Chinitz' work focuses on applications of institutional economics to health policy issues such as rationing, physician involvement in management, organization of cancer services, mental health reform and comparative health system reform. He teaches courses in public policy, health management, qualitative research methods, and comparative health system reform.
Chinitz D (1981) Federally Funded Applied Social Research: A Comparative Institutional Analysis  and Case Study. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan (microfilm).
Edited Books
Chinitz, D. and Cohen, M. (eds.) (1993). The Changing Roles of Government and the Market in Health Care Systems. Jerusalem: JDC/Brookdale Institute.
Robinson, G. and Chinitz, D.(eds). (1994). Mental Health in Health Policy- a Cross-National Comparison. Washington: The Policy Resource Center, Inc. and Office of Technology Assessment,
Chinitz, D. and Cohen, J. (Eds). (1998). Governments and Health Sytsems, Implications of Differing Involvements. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
Chintz, D. (ed). (2001). The Changing Face of Health Systems. Jerusalem: Gefen Publications.
Chapters in books
Chinitz, D., Shalev,C., and Israeli, A. (2000). Health Care Reform and Rationing: an Update from Israel.   Buckingham:    Open University Press.
Chinitz, D. (2000). Regulated Competition and Citizen’s Participation: Lessons from Israel., World Health Organization/    Koln: Bundeszentale fur Gesundheitlieche Aufklarung 2000.
Chinitz, D. and Israeli, A., (2001) Health Care Rationing and the Uninsured: Diagnosis and Care  in International Perspective., In Loewy EH (ed) Changing Health Care Systems from Ethical, Economic and Cross Cultural Perspectives.  Springer, 2001
Chinitz D. (2001) The Changing Face of Health Systems, introduction., In Chinitz DP (ed) The Changing Face of Health Systems. Jerusalem: Gefen
Chinitz D (2001) Cure and Prevention: Control or Collaboration, introduction.,  In Chinitz DP (ed) The Changing Face of Health Systems. Jerusalem: Gefen
Chinitz D (2001) Shifting Models of Allocation and Production of Medical Technologies and Services, introduction.,  In Chinitz DP (ed) The Changing Face of Health Systems. Jerusalem: Gefen 
Chinitz D. (2001) Training, Planning and Managing the Health Workforce, introduction., In Chinitz DP (ed) The Changing Face of Health Systems. Jerusalem: Gefen
Chinitz D (2001). The Role of Social Influences in a Market System, introduction. In Chinitz DP (ed)  The Changing Face of Health Systems. Jerusalem: Gefen
Chinitz D (2001). Accountability in Health Systems. In Chinitz DP (ed) The Changing Face of Health Systems. Jerusalem: Gefen   
Chinitz, D. Good and Bad Health Sector Regulation: An Overview of Public Policy Dilemmas. In Saltman, RB, Busse R , and Mossialos, E. (eds) Regulating Entrepreneurial Behavior in European Health Care Systems. Buckingham: Open University Press: 2002.
Sharkawi, H. and Chinitz, D.(2002). Citizen Participation in the Palestinian Health System. In Barnea T. and Husseini, R. (eds) Separating and Cooperating, the Development of the Palestinian Health System, Praeger Greenwood,
Chinitz, D., Le Pen, C. and Wismar, M. (2003). Governance and Self Regulation. In Saltman, RB., Busse, R. and Figueras, J. (eds) Social Health Insurance Countries in Wester Europe. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Chinitz D. (2008) Values, Institutions and Changing Policy Paradigms. Health Systems in a Post Reform Era, Tel Hashomer:  Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research,
Chinitz D (2008) Privatization in Israeli Health Care. The Privatization Project. Jersusalem: Van Leer Institute, draft for publication.
Chinitz D, Meislin R (2010). Israel: Laboratory of Partial Reform. In Okma K and Crivelli L (eds) Health Reform in Seven Small Countries. Singapore: World Scientific Press
Chinitz D (2011) Legends of Health Policy and Management. In Rosen R, Shortell S., and Israeli A Health and Health Care: Who is Responsible, Who is Accountable?  Singapore: World Scientific Press.
17. Okma K Crivelli L, Ashton T, Tenbensel T, Tsung-Mei Cheng, Chinitz D, Meng-Kin Lim, Maarse H Social Policy Change ‘Under the Radar Screen’: Health Care Reforms in Seven Small Countries in Cohen GB et al (eds) Social Policy in the Smaller European Union States Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Peer Reviewed Articles 
Chinitz, D  and Israeli, A. (1999).Rationing-How and Who? Journal of the Israel Medical Association, Vol. 1 No. 3 pp 210-213
Chinitz, D.  (2000) Regulated Competition and Citizen Participation: Lessons from Israel. Health Expectations. Vol. 3. No 3. 
Shmueli, A . and Chinitz, D. (2001).Risk Adjusted Capitation, the Israeli Experience. European Journal of Public Health 11:2 182-184.
Chinitz, D. (2002). Principles for the Teaching of Public Policy in a School of Public Health. Public Health Reviews 30:1-4  255-60.
Kahan E,  Kahan NR , Chinitz D .(2003). Urinary tract infection in women-physician's preferences for treatment and adherence to guidelines: a national drug utilization study in a managed care setting.  Eur J Clin Pharmacol. ;59 (8-9):663-8.
Kahan NR,  Chinitz DP,   Kahan E. (2004). Physician adherence to recommendations for duration of empiric antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women: a national drug utilization analysis. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. (4):239-42.
Kahan NR,  Chinitz DP,   Kahan E. (2004).Longer than recommended empiric antibiotic treatment of urinary tract infection in women: an avoidable waste of money. J Clin Pharm Ther 1:59-63.
Kahan NR,   Kahan E, Waitman A,  Chinitz DP. (2004). An Evaluation of the Potential Economic Impact of Implementing an Updated Guideline for Choice of Antibiotic for the Empiric Treatment of Uncomplicated UTI in Women: A National Pharmacoeconomic Study in a Managed Care Setting.  IMAJ, 6:588-91.
Kahan NR,  Chinitz DP, Waitman  A, Kahan E. (2004). Empiric Treatment of Uncomplicated UTI in Women: Wasting Money When More is Not Better. J Clin Pharm Ther 29:437-41 
Chinitz, D.  (2004). The View from Political Science: Experience with Technology Assessment in Four Countries. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care  20:1 55-60.
Chinitz D  (2005) The Art of Qualitics: Towards Better Regulation and Management of Health Systems. Bridges 1:5 4-7.
El Tibani N , Chinitz D (Pi) (2005). Questioning Quality. Bridges 1:5 12.
Shalev C , Chinitz D  (2005). Joe Public and the General Public: The Role of the Courts in Israeli Health Care Policy, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 33:4, 650-59. 
Chinitz D (Pi) (2006). Citizen’s Empowerment: Opportunities and Threats for Healthcare Management (editorial introduction). Eurohealth 11:3 2.
Kahan  NR, Chinitz DP, Waitman DA, Dushnitzky D, Kahan E, Shapiro M. (2006). Empiric Treatment of Uncomplicated UTI with Fluoroquinolones in Older Women in Israel.  Another Lost Treatment Option? Ann Pharmacother. 40:2223-7 
Kahan NR,  Waitman DA  , Blackman S  , Chinitz DP. (2006). Sub-optimal Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination Rates among Patients at Risk in a Managed Care Organization in Israel.  J Manag Care Pharm.12:152-7.
Kahan NR, Chinitz DP,  Waitman DA,  Kahan E.   (2006). When Gatekeepers Meet the Sentinel: The Impact of a Prior Authorization Requirement for Cefuroxime on Prescribing Behaviour of Community Based Physicians.  Br J Clin Pharmacol. 61:341-344.
Chinitz D  (2006). Conflicted Over Health. Bridges 2:4 19
Chinitz D  (2007).  Let the Children Lead Us (editorial) Bridges 3:1 3
Chinitz D  (2007) Realistic Entrepreneurialism in Health Care, Hospital Healthcare Europe 2006/7 47-48.(invited essay)
Chinitz D  (2007) Coping Accountably in a Dangerous World, Journal of Health Economics, Policy and Law.2:4, 449-56
Chinitz D, Meislin R, Grau I (2009). Values, Institutions and Shifting Policy Paradigms. Health Policy 90 : 37–44
Kahan NR, Kahan E , Kitai S , Chinitz D (2009)  The Tools of an Evidence Based Culture. Academic Medicine 84:9.
Kahan NR, Waitman DA, Weinreb B, Kahan E, Chinitz DP. (2009) Presenting Prescribing Data to Primary Care MDs to Explain Non-Adherence to Acute Cystitis Treatment Guidelines. The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits 1:2.
Okma  KGH  ,Tsung-Mei Cheng, Chinitz D, Crivelli L, Meng-Kin Lim,  Maarse H ,  Labra ME (2010)  Six countries, six health reform models?   Health care reform in Chile, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and The Netherlands Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 12:1,2  75-113
Feder-Bubis P, Chinitz D(2010) Punctuated Equilibrium and Path Dependency: the Israeli Case and Implications for Theory, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law  35:4 595-614
Kaye R, Kukia E, Shalev V, Idar D Chinitz D (2010). Barriers and Success Factors in Healthn Information Technology: A Practitioner’s Perspective Journal of Management and Marketing in Health Care 3:2 163-175
Chinitz D, Israeli A (2010)  A NICE Basket: Why the Handwriting was on the Wall for NICE, British Medical Journal 5 November 2010
Brezis M, Chinitz D, Malkiel A Lehman L,  (2011) Discordant Views of Laymen and Experts on the Adoption of New Fertility Technology, Medical Care  49:4 420-23
Kahan N, Chinitz D, Blackman S, Waitman D, Vardy D (2011) Modifying Prescribing Behavior of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers by Selectively Rescinding Managerial Prior-Authorization Requirements for Losartan British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 72: 997-1001.
Cohen M, Chinitz D, Dietrich A, Brezis M Modeling Herd Behavior and Herd Immunity (under review)
Peer reviewed articles in Hebrew 
Chinitz, D.  (1992). The Health System Reform - Essential Points and Chances for Implementation. Deah Rovachat, , No. 3.
Gross, R.   and Chinitz, D.  (1995) The Self-Perceived Role of the Primary Care Physician in Influencing Choice of Hospital and Evaluating Quality of Hopsital Care. Harefuah,
Chinitz, D.  (1999). Health Policy in Israel: Technocracy vs.. Politics Revisited. Social Security  54: 53-68  1;1
Bentur, N.  Berg, A,  Gross, R.  and Chinitz, D  (1999). The Perceived Impact of National Health Insurance Access, Quality and Satisfaction of the Elderly Population. Social Security 54: 76-91. 1:1
Israeli, A.  and Chinitz, D. (2003). Updating the Basket of Health Services. Harefuah March
Chinitz D ( 2006). The Art of Qualitics: Towards Better Regulation and Management of Health Systems. Deah Rovachat 41 20-22.
Chinitz D. (2007) Alternatives for Mental Health Reform. Academic Medicine April.
Chinitz D (2009). Yearning for Mental Health Reform in Israel. Journal of Biomedicine and Medical Ethics.
Malkiel A, Lehman L, Chinitz D, Brezis M (2010). Oocytes cryopreservation: in which circumstances? Who should pay? Approaches amongst attending IVF physicians and researchers in the field of bioethics and health regulation., Harefuah 149(10):630-4
Brezis M, Cohen M, Frenkel M, Chinitz D. (2012) Challenges and Obstacles in Promoting Quality in Health Care Harefuah (in press).
Chinitz, D. (1992).Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences.  28:150
Chinitz D, Israeli (2010)  Trade-offs have to be made everywhere BMJ 2010;341:c6827
Book Reviews 
Chinitz, D. (1995) Health Services Research, European Journal of Public  Health 1995.
Chinitz D (2009) Circles of Exclusion: The Politics of Health Care in Israel JAMA, 302: 2709. 
Chinitz D (2010)  Migration and the Globalisation of Health Care: The Health Worker Exodus? JAMA, December 304: 2748 - 2749. 
Chinitz D (2011) The Health Care Dilemma: A Comparison of Health Care Systems in Three European Countries and the US JAMA 306: 2512 - 2513.
Chinitz D (2011) Health Care in World Cities: New York, Paris, and London JAMA  305: 944 - 945.
Research Reports and Working Papers 
Chinitz D, Rosen B (1993) A Tale of Two Markets: Hospital Competition in  Jerusalem  and  Tel Aviv, JDC/Brookdale Insitute
Rosen B, Chinitz D. Who Should Choose Where Patients Will Be Hospitalized? An Analysis of Policy Options. JDC/Brookdale Institute.
Berg A, Gross R, Rosen, B and Chinitz D  (1997), PublicPerception of the Health System Following Implementation of the National Health Insurance Law: Principal Findings from a Survey of the General Population (RR-284-97)  JDC/Brookdale Institute.
Chinitz D, Berg A, Rosen B, Yuval D (1996) Hospital Choice in the Changing Israeli Health system. JDC/Brookdale Institute  RR-261-96)
Chinitz D, Mescel Y (1999). Long Term Care. Resource Allocation to Social Services-1999. 193-204. Taub Center for Social Policy Studies. Jerusalem.
Chinitz D. (2004). Public Views on Public Health Priorities. Ministry of Health , Jerusalem
Chinitz D (2005), “What You See From Here Is Not What You See From There: Convergence and Dynamism in European Health Systems.”, Working Paper 1/2005, Portuguese Association of Health Economics, 14 pages.
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