Using big data for non-communicable disease surveillance. The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2017. (Epub ahead of print)

Balicer RD, Luengo-Oroz M, Cohen-Stavi C, Loyola E, Mantingh F, Romanoff L, Galea G.


DisEpi: Compact Visualization as a Tool for Applied Epidemiological Research. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2017. 244(The Practice of Patient Centered Care: Empowering and Engaging Patients in the Digital Era): pp. 38-42.

Benis A and Hoshen M.


Identification and Description of Healthcare Customer Communication Patterns Among Individuals with Diabetes in Clalit Health Services: A Retrospective Database Study. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2017. 244(The Practice of Patient Centered Care: Empowering and Engaging Patients in the Digital Era): pp. 18-22.

Benis A, Harel N, Barkan R, Sela T, Feldman B.


The relationship between women’s intention to request a labor epidural analgesia, actually delivering with labor epidural analgesia, and postpartum depression at 6 weeks: a prospective observational study. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2017. (ePub ahead of print)

Orbach-Zinger S, Landau R, Harousch AB, Ovad O, Caspi L, Kornilov E, Ioscovich A, Bracco D, Davis A, Fireman S, Hoshen M, Eidelman LA.


Cancer prevalence in Israeli men and women with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 2017. 258: pp. 262-267.

Agay N, Flaks-Manov N, Nitzan U, Hoshen MB, Levkovitz Y, Munitz H.


Low adherence to antidepressants is associated with increased mortality following stroke: A large nationally representative cohort study. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2017. 27(10): pp. 970-976.

Krivoy A, Stubbs B, Balicer RD, Weizman S, Feldman B, Hoshen M, Zalsman G, Hochman E, Shoval G.


Low adherence to antidepressants is associated with increased mortality in Parkinson disease patients. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 2017. 43: pp. 92-96.

Shoval G, Stubbs B, Balicer RD, Feldman B, Hoshen M, Zalsman G, Sagy R, Hochman E, Weizman A, Krivoy A.


Epidemic Use of Benzodiazepines among Older Adults in Israel: Epidemiology and Leverage Points for Improvement. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2017. 32(8): pp. 891-899.

Steinman MA, Low M, Balicer RD, Shadmi E.


Propranolol treatment for infantile hemangioma does not increase risk of childhood wheezing. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2017. 52(8): pp. 1071-1075.

Mei-Zahav M, Blau H, Hoshen M, Zvulunov A, Mussaffi H, Prais D, Stafler P, Steuer G, Lapidoth M, Amitai DB.


The relationship between health services standardized costs and mortality is non-linear: Results from a large HMO population. Health Policy, 2017. 121(9): pp. 1008-1014.

Cohen-Mansfield J, Skornick-Bouchbinder M, Hoshen M, Brill S.


Effectiveness of dasabuvir/ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir for hepatitis C virus in clinical practice: A population-based observational study. PLOS One, 2017. 12(7): e0176858.

Leventer-Roberts M, Hammerman A, Brufman I, Hoshen M, Braun M, Ashur Y, Lieberman N, Balicer R.


Distinct lipoprotein curves in normal weight, overweight and obese children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 2017. (Epub ahead of print)

Interator H, Lebenthal Y,  Hoshen M, Safra I, Balicer R, Leshno M, Shamir R.


Diabetes control: Incidence of acute myocardial infarction and all-cause mortality among patients with 3-6 years’ disease duration. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2017. 24(10): pp. 1083-1092.

Reges O, Leibowitz M, Hoshen M, Leventer-Roberts M, Greenland P, Balicer R.


Digital health nation: Israel’s global big data innovation hub. Lancet, 2017. 389(10088): pp. 2451-2453.

Balicer RD and Afek A.


Feasibility of multiple breath washout measurements in infants with bronchiolitis: A pilot study. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2017. 52(6): pp. 763-770.

Stafler P, Weinreb S, Mussaffi H, Mei-Zahav M, Prais D, Steuer G, Bar-On O, Hoshen M, Blau H.


Reducing inequity in primary care clinics treating low socioeconomic Jewish and Arab populations in Israel. Journal of Public Health, 2017. 39(2): pp. 395-402.

Spitzer-Shohat S, Shadmi E, Goldfracht M, Kay C, Hoshen M, Balicer RD.


Targeting LDL Cholesterol: Beyond Absolute Goals Toward Personalized Risk. Current Cardiology Reports, 2017. 19(6): p. 52

Leibowitz M, Cohen-Stavi C, Basu S, Balicer R.


Diabetes Conversation MapTM and health outcomes: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Nursing studiesInternational Journal of Nursing Studies, 2017. 70: pp. 99-109.

Srulovici E, Key C, Rotem M, Golfenshtein N, Balicer RD, Shadmi E.


External validation and comparison of three prediction tools for risk of osteoporotic fractures using data from population based electronic health records: retrospective cohort study. BMJ, 2017. 356: i6755.

Dagan N, Cohen-Stavi C, Leventer-Roberts M, Balicer RD.


Estimated glomerular filtration rate within the normal or mildly impaired range and incident non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Results from a population-based cohort study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2017. 24(2): pp. 213-222.

Eisen A, Haim M, Hoshen M, Balicer RD, Reges O, Leibowitz M, Iakobishvili Z, Hasdai D.


Seasonality of Methylphenidate Administration among Children in Israel. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 2016. 18: pp. 655–60.

Cohen HA, Hoshen M, Gur S, Bahir A, Laks Y, Blau H.


Efficacy and tolerability of a polysaccharide-resin-honey based cough syrup as compared to carbocysteine syrup for children with colds: a randomized, single-blinded, multicenter study. World Journal of Pediatrics, 2016. 13(1): pp. 27-33.

Cohen HA, Hoshen M, Gur S, Bahir A, Laks Y, Blau H.


Association Between Achieved Low-Density Lipoprotein Levels and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Taking Statin Treatment. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016. 176(8): pp. 1105-13.

Leibowitz M, Karpati T, Cohen-Stavi CJ, Feldman BS, Hoshen M, Bitterman H, Suissa S, Balicer RD.


Diabetes, prostate cancer screening, and risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer: an 11 year historical population follow-up study of more than 1 million men. Diabetologia, 2016. 59(8): pp. 1683-91.

Dankner R, Boffetta P, Keinan-Boker L, Balicer RD, Berlin A, Olmer L, Murad H, Silverman B, Hoshen M, Freedman LS.


Obesity or smoking: Which factor contributes more to the incidence of myocardial infarction? European Journal of Internal Medicine, 2016. 32: pp. 43-6.

Dicker D, Feldman BS, Leventer-Roberts M, Benis A.


Functional status before and during acute hospitalisation and readmission risk identification. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2016. 11(9): pp. 636-41.

Tonkikh O, Shadmi E, Flaks-Manov N, Hoshen M, Balicer RD2, Zisberg A.


Adherence to antidepressants is associated with lower mortality: a four-year population-based cohort study. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2016. 77(5): pp. e566-72.

Krivoy A, Balicer RD, Feldman B, Hoshen M, Zalsman G, Weizman A, Shoval G.


Stimulant use for ADHD and relative age in class among children in Israel. Pharmacoepidemiology Drug Safety, 2016. 25(6): pp. 652-60.

Hoshen MB, Benis A, Keyes KM, Zoëga H.


Reversible airway obstruction in cystic fibrosis: Common, but not associated with characteristics of asthma. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 2016. 15(5): pp. 652-9.

Levine H, Cohen-Cymberknoh M, Klein N, Hoshen M, Mussaffi H, Stafler P, Breuer O, Kerem E, Blau H.


Predictors of persistent carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriacea carriage upon readmission and score development. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2016. 1: pp. 1-9.

Ciobotaro P, Flaks-Manov N, Oved M, Schattner A, Hoshen M, Ben-Yosef E, Balicer RD, Zimhony O.


Health information exchange systems and length of stay in readmissions to a different hospital. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2016. 11(6): pp. 401-6.

Flaks-Manov N, Shadmi E, Hoshen M, Balicer RD.


Adherence to antidepressant therapy and mortality rates in ischaemic heart disease: cohort study. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2015. 206(4): pp. 297-301.

Krivoy A, Balicer RD, Feldman B, Hoshen M, Zalsman G, Weizman A, Shoval G.


Change in health behaviours following acute coronary syndrome: Arab-Jewish differences. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2015. 22(4): pp. 458-67.

Reges O, Vilchinsky N, Leibowitz M, Khaskia A, Mosseri M, Kark JD.


Effectiveness of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine against invasive disease and hospital-treated pneumonia among people aged ≥65 years: a retrospective case-control study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2015. 60(10): pp. 1472-80.

Leventer-Roberts M, Feldman BS, Brufman I, Cohen-Stavi C, Hoshen M, Balicer RD.


Estimated glomerular filtration rate within the normal or mildly impaired range and incident cardiovascular diseaseThe American Journal of Medicine, 2015. 128(9): pp. 1015-22.

Eisen A, Hoshen M, Balicer RD, Reges O, Rabi Y, Leibowitz M, Iakobishvili Z, Hasdai D.


High-risk case identification for use in comprehensive complex care management. Population Health Management, 2015. 18(1): pp. 15-22.

Cohen CJ, Flaks-Manov N, Low M, Balicer RD, Shadmi E.


Risk factors for and impact of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii colonization and infection: matched case-control study. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology Infect Dis, 2015. 34(10): pp. 2063-8.

Henig O, Weber G, Hoshen MB, Paul M, German L, Neuberger A, Gluzman I, Berlin A, Shapira C, Balicer RD.


Predicting 30-day readmissions with preadmission electronic health record data. Medical Care, 2015. 53(3): pp. 283-9.

Shadmi E, Flaks-Manov N, Hoshen M, Goldman O, Bitterman H, Balicer RD.


Prospective national study of the prevalence, incidence, management and outcome of a large contemporary cohort of patients with incident non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2015. 4(1): p. e001486.

Haim M, Hoshen M, Reges O, Rabi Y, Balicer R, Leibowitz M.


Sustained reduction in health disparities achieved through targeted quality improvement: one-year follow-up on a three-year intervention. Health Services Research Journal, 2015. 50(6): pp. 1891-909.

Balicer RD, Hoshen M, Cohen-Stavi C, Shohat-Spitzer S, Kay C, Bitterman H, Lieberman N, Jacobson O, Shadmi E.


The impact of age and gender on adherence to antidepressants: a 4-year population-based cohort study. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2015. 232(18): pp. 3385-90.

Krivoy A, Balicer RD, Feldman B, Hoshen M, Zalsman G, Weizman A, Shoval G.


Clinical assessment of individualized glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes: formulation of an algorithm based on a survey amongst leading worldwide diabetologists. Diabetes Care, 2015. 38(12): pp. 2293-300.

Cahn A, Raz I, Kleinman Y, Balicer R, Hoshen M Lieberman N, Brenig N, Del Prato S, Cefalu W.


An innovative influenza vaccination policy: targeting last season’s patients. PLoS Computational Biology, 2014. 10(5): p. e1003643.

Yamin D, Gavious A, Solnik E, Davidovitch N, Balicer RD, Galvani AP, Pliskin JS.


Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination in prior pneumonia patients in Israel. Vaccine, 2014. 32(33): pp. 4198-205.

Yamin D, Balicer RD, Galvani AP.


Defining the role of medication adherence in poor glycemic control among a general adult population with diabetes. PLoS One, 2014. 9(9): p. e108145.

Feldman BS, Cohen-Stavi CJ, Leibowitz M, Hoshen MB, Singer SR, Bitterman H, Lieberman N, Balicer RD.


Pneumococcal vaccine targeting strategy for older adults: customized risk profiling. Vaccine, 2014. 32(8): pp. 990-5.

Balicer RD, Cohen CJ, Leibowitz M, Feldman BS, Brufman I, Roberts C, Hoshen M.


Reduction in myocardial infarction incidence: focus on socioeconomic disparities. International Journal of Cardiology, 2014. 174(3): pp. 773-4.

Reges O, Leibowitz M, Hoshen M, Rabi Y, Gluzman I, Cohen CJ, Balicer RD.


Seasonality of asthma: a retrospective population study. Pediatrics, 2014. 133(4): pp. e923-32.

Cohen HA, Blau H, Hoshen M, Batat E, Balicer RD.


The weight of MMRV-related febrile convulsions among other clinical factors contributing to febrile convulsions in children. Vaccine, 2014. 32(39): pp. 4954-9.

Gavrielov-Yusim N, Hoshen M, Singer SR, Neumann L, Balicer RD.


Towards a subsiding diabetes epidemic: trends from a large population-based study in Israel. Population Health Metrics, 2014. 12(1): p. 32.

Karpati T, Cohen-Stavi C, Leibowitz M, Hoshen M, Feldman BS, Balicer RD.


Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort and randomised intervention studies. BMJ, 2014. 348: p. g1903.

Chowdhury R, Kunutsor S, Vitezova A, Oliver-Williams C, Chowdhury S, Kiefte-de-Jong JC, Khan H, Baena CP, Prabhakaran D, Hoshen MB, Feldman BS, Pan A, Johnson L, Crowe F, Hu FB, Franco OH.


Vitamin D, asthma prevalence and asthma exacerbations: a large adult population-based study. Allergy, 2014. 69(12): pp. 1673-80.

Confino-Cohen R, Brufman I, Goldberg A, Feldman BS.



Decreased serum concentrations of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol are associated with increased risk of progression to impaired fasting glucose and diabetes. Diabetes Care, 2013. 36(5): pp. 1361-7.

Tsur A, Feldman BS, Feldhammer I, Hoshen MB, Leibowitz G, Balicer RD.


Interventions for reducing readmissions – are we barking up the right tree? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 2013. 2(1): p. 2.

Balicer RD, Shadmi E, Israeli A.


Trends in outpatient antibiotic use in Israel during the years 2000-2010: setting targets for an intervention. Infection, 2013. 41(2): pp. 401-7.

Low M, Nitzan O, Bitterman H, Cohen C, Hammerman A, Lieberman N, Raz R, Balicer RD.


Vitamin D levels for preventing acute coronary syndrome and mortality: evidence of a nonlinear association. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2013. 98(5): pp. 2160-7.

Dror Y, Giveon SM, Hoshen M, Feldhamer I, Balicer RD, Feldman BS.



Birth order and private voluntary immunization–a study of 110,902 children. Vaccine, 2012. 30(2): pp. 442-7.

Gavrielov-Yusim N, Battat E, Neumann L, Friger M, Balicer RD.


[Multiple chronic conditions and morbidity burden: challenges and considerations for an organizational strategy]. Harefuah, 2012. 151(7): pp. 388-92, 437.

Balicer R, Bitterman H, Shadmi E.


EMR-based medication adherence metric markedly enhances identification of nonadherent patients. American Journal of Managed Care, 2012. 18(10): pp. e372-7.

Singer SR, Hoshen M, Shadmi E, Leibowitz M, Flaks-Manov N, Bitterman H, Balicer RD.



Reducing health disparities: strategy planning and implementation in Israel’s largest health care organization. Health Services Research Journal, 2011. 46(4): pp. 1281-99.

Balicer RD, Shadmi E, Lieberman N, Greenberg-Dotan S, Goldfracht M, Jana L, Cohen AD, Regev-Rosenberg S, Jacobson O.