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efratshadmiResearch Interests:

  • Health services research
  • Quality of care and outcomes
  • Equity in health and health care
  • Chronic illness and multi-morbidity
  • Risk adjustment and predictive modeling
  • Integration of care across care settings

Academic Rank: Associate Professor

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1995-1999  University of Haifa, The Cheryl Spenser Department of Nursing; R.N., B.A.

2000-2005  Johns Hopkins University, The Department of Health Policy and Management; Ph.D. (Direct Doctoral Studies)



Articles in Refereed Journals:

  • Shadmi, E., Boyd, C.M., Hsiao, C.J., Sylvia, M., Schuster, A.B. & Boult, C. (2006). Morbidity and older persons' perceptions of the quality of their primary care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 54(2), 330-4.
  • Sylvia, M.L., Shadmi, E., Hsiao, C.J., Boyd, C.M., Schuster, A.B. & Boult, C. (2006). Clinical features of high-risk older persons identified by predictive modeling. Disease Management. 9(1), 56-62.
  • Khatib, M., Shadmi, E. & Deeb, D.  (2007). Knowledge, beliefs, and economic barriers to healthcare: a survey of diabetic patients in an Arab-Israeli town. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 30(1), 79-85.
  • Forrest, C.B., Shadmi, E., Nutting, P.A. & Starfield, B. (2007). Specialty referral completion among primary care patients: results from the ASPN referral study. Annals of Family Medicine. 5(4), 361-7.
  • Boyd, C.M., Boult, C., Shadmi, E., Leff, B., Brager, R., Dunbar, L. & Wolff, J.L. (2007). Guided care for multimorbid older adults. The Gerontologist. 47(5), 697-704.
  • Boyd, C.M., Shadmi, E., Conwell, L.J., Griswold M., Leff, B., Brager, R., Sylvia, M., & Boult, C. (2008). A pilot test of the effect of guided care on the quality of primary care experiences for multimorbid older adults. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23(5), 536-42.
  • Shadmi, E., Zisberg, A. & Coleman, E.A. (2009).Translation and validation of the care transition measure into Hebrew and Arabic. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 21(2), 97-102.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., Shadmi, E., Freund, A. & Goldfracht, M. (2009). High quality diabetes care: testing the effectiveness of strategies of regional implementation teams. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 22(7), 709-27.
  • Shadmi, E., Admi, H., Ungar, L., Naveh, N., Muller, E., Kaffman, M., Rayan, N. & Reis, S. (2010). Cancer care at the hospital-community interface: perspectives of patients from different cultural and ethnic groups. Patient Education and Counseling. 79(1), 106-11.
  • Shuval, K., Linn, S., Brezis, M., Shadmi, E., Green, M.L. & Reis, S. (2010). Association between primary care physicians’ evidence-based medicine knowledge and quality of care. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 22(1), 16-23.
  • Balicer, R , Shadmi, E., Geffen, K., Cohen, A.D., Abrams, C., Kinder-Siemens, K. & Regev-Rosenberg, S. (2010). Towards a more equitable distribution of resources and assessment of quality of care: validation of a comorbidity based case-mix system. Harefuah. 149(10), 665-9. [Hebrew]
  • Zisberg, A., Shadmi E., Sinoff, G., Gur-Yaish, N., Srulovici, E.  &Admi, H. (2011). Low mobility during hospitalization and functional decline in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 59(2), 266-73.
  • Balicer, R.D., Shadmi, E., Lieberman, N., Greenberg-Dotan, S., Goldfracht, M., Jana, L., Cohen, A.D., Regev-Rosenberg, S. & Jacobson, O. (2011). Reducing health disparities: strategy planning and implementation in Israel's largest health care organization. Health Services Research. 46(4), 1281-99.
  • Zisberg, A., Sinoff, G., Gur-Yaish, N., Admi, H. & Shadmi E. (2011). In-hospital use of continence aids and new-onset urinary incontinence in adults aged 70 and older. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 59(6), 1099-104.
  • Shadmi, E. & Zisberg, A. (2011). In-hospital mobility and length of stay, Archives of Internal Medicine. 171(14), 1298.
  • Balicer, R.D. & Shadmi, E. (2011). President Obama's health care reform – guide to the Israeli reader. Harefuah. 150(8), 630-34. [Hebrew]
  • Shadmi, E. , Balicer, R.D.=, Kinder, K., Abrams, C. & Weiner J.P. (2011). Assessing socioeconomic health care utilization inequity in Israel: impact of alternative approaches to morbidity adjustment. BMC Public Health. 11(1), 609-16.
  • Gur-Yaish, N., Zisberg, A., Sinoff, G. & Shadmi, E. (2012). Development and psychometric testing of a measure of Informal Caregiving for Hospitalized Older Adults (ICHOA). Journal of Advanced Nursing. 68(4), 931-8.
  • Zisberg, A., Shadmi, E., Gur-Yaish, N., Sinoff, G., Srulovici, E. & Shochat, T. (2012). Hospitalization as a turning point for sleep medication use in older adults: prospective cohort study. Drugs & Aging. 29(7), 565-76.
  • Balicer, R.D., Bitterman, H. & Shadmi, E. (2012). Multiple chronic conditions and morbidity burden: challenges and consideration for an organizational strategy. Harefuah. 151(7), 388-92. [Hebrew]
  • Singer, S.R., Hoshen, M., Shadmi, E., Leibowitz, M., Flacks-Manov, N., Bitterman, H. & Balicer, R.D. (2012). EMR-based medication adherence metric markedly enhances identification of nonadherent patients. American Journal of Managed Care. 18(10), e372-7.
  • Admi, H., Muller, E., Ungar, L., Reis, S., Kaffman, M., Naveh, N. & Shadmi E. (2013). Hospital-community interface: A qualitative study onpatients with cancer and health care providers' experiences. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 17(5), 528-35.
  • Shadmi, E. (2013). Quality of hospital to community care transitions: the experience of minority patients. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 25(3), 255-60
  • Balicer, R.D.,=, Shadmi, E. & Israeli, A. (2013). Interventions for reducing readmissions – are we barking up the right tree? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 2(1), 2. doi: 10.1186/2045-4015-2-2.
  • Gur-Yaish, N., Zisberg, A., Sinoff, G. & Shadmi, E. (2013). Effects of instrumental and psychological support on levels of depressive symptoms for hospitalized older adults. Aging & Mental Health. 17(5), 646-53.
  • Shadmi, E. & Freund, T. (2013). Targeting patients for multimorbid care management interventions: the case for equity in high-risk patient identification. International Journal for Equity in Health. 12, 70. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-12-70.
  • Shadmi, E. (2013). Editorial: Disparities in multiple chronic conditions within populations. Journal of Comorbidity. 3(2), 45-50.
  • Cohen, C.J., Flaks-Manov, N., Low, M., Balicer, R.D. & Shadmi, E. (2014). High-risk case identification for use in comprehensive complex care management. Population Health Management. 18(1), 15-22.
  • Rayan, N., Admi, H. & Shadmi, E. (2014). Transitions from hospital to community care: the role of patient-provider language concordance. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 22(3), 24. doi: 10.1186/2045-4015-3-24. eCollection 2014.
  • Zaslavsky, O., Zisberg, A. & Shadmi, E. (2015). Impact of functional change before and during hospitalization on functional recovery 1 month following hospitalization. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 70(3), 381-6.
  • Zisberg, A., Zlotnick, C., Gur-Yaish, N., Admi, H., Sinoff, G. & Shadmi E. (2015). Functional decline and satisfaction with nursing care among older hospitalized adults. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 21(5), 645-52
  • Zisberg, A., Shadmi, E., Gur-Yaish, N., Tonkikh, O. & Sinoff, G. (2015). Hospital associated functional decline: the role of hospitalization processes beyond individual risk factors. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 63(1), 55-62.
  • Shadmi, E., Flaks-Manov, N., Hoshen, M., Goldman, O., Bitterman, H. & Balicer R.D. (2015). Predicting 30-day readmissions with preadmission electronic health record data. Medical Care. 53(3), 283-9.
  • Balicer, R.D., Hoshen, M., Cohen, C., Shohat-Spitzer, S., Kay, C., Bitterman, H. Lieberman, N., Jacobson, O. & Shadmi, E. (2015). Sustained reduction in health disparities achieved through targeted quality improvement: one-year follow-up on a three-year intervention. Health Services Research. 50(6), 1891-909.
  • Roe, D.,  Gelkopf, M., Gornemann, M., Baloush-Kleinman, V. & Shadmi, E. (2015). Implementing ROM in psychiatric rehabilitation services in Israel. International Review of Psychiatry. 27(4), 345-53.
  • Zlotnick, C., Goldblatt, H., Shadmi, E., Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. & Taychaw, O. (2015). A qualitative study assessing cardiovascular risk factors: the accumulative stressors influencing societal integration of teenage African immigrants. BMC Public Health. 15(1), 785. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2122-6.
  • Admi H., Shadmi E., Baruch H. & Zisberg A. (2015). From research to reality: minimizing the effects of hospitalization on older adults. Rambam Maimonides Med Journal. 6(2), e0017. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10201. eCollection 201
  • Zaslavsky, O., Rillamas-Sun, E., LaCroix, A.Z., Woods, N.F., Tinker, L.S.,  Zisberg, A.,  Shadmi, E., Cochrane, B., Edward, B.J., Kritchevsky, S., Stefanick, M.L., Vitolins, M.Z., Wactawski-Wende, J. & Zelber-Sagi, S. (2016). Association between anthropometric measures and long-term survival in frail older women: observations from the women's health initiative study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64(2), 277-84.
  • Agmon, M., Zisberg, A., Tonkikh, O., Sinoff, G. & Shadmi, E. (2016). Anxiety symptoms during hospitalization of elderly are associated with increased risk of post-discharge falls. International Psychogeriatrics. 1-8.
  • Chacour Bahous, M. & Shadmi, E. (2016). Health information exchange and information gaps in referrals to a pediatric emergency department. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 87, 68-74.
  • Tonkikh, O., Shadmi, E., Flaks-Manov, N., Hoshen, M., Balicer, R.D. &  Zisberg, A. (2016). Functional status before and during acute hospitalization and readmission risk identification. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 11
  • Zisberg, A., Sinoff, G., Agmon, M., Shadmi, E. & Gur-Yaish, N. (2016). Even a small change can make a big difference: the case of in-hospital cognitive decline and new IADL dependency. Age & Aging. 45:500-504.
  • Spitzer-Shohat, S., Shadmi, E., Goldfracht, M., Kay, C., Hoshen, M. & Balicer, R.D. Reducing inequity in primary care clinics treating low socioeconomic Jewish and Arab populations in Israel. Journal of Public Health. In press.
  • Zlotnick, C., Birenbaum-Carmeli, D., Goldblatt, H., Dishon, Y., Taychaw, O. & Shadmi, E. Adolescent Immigrants, the Impact of Gender on Health Behavior. European Journal of Public Health. In Press.
  • Zisberg, A., Sinoff, G., Agmon, M., Shadmi, E. & Gur-Yaish, N. Functional trajectories before, during and after acute hospitalization of older adults in internal medicine wards. In Press. Harefua [Hebrew].
  • Flaks-Manov, N., Shadmi, E., Hoshen, M. & Balicer, R.D. (2016). Health information exchange systems and length of stay in readmissions to a different hospital. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 11(6):401-6.


Authored Books – Published:

  • Shadmi, E. Ben-Sasson, A., Drach-Zahavy, A., Sachs, D., & Roe, D. (2015). Evidence Based Practice: Theory, Practice, and Critique – A Users' Guide. Pardess Publishing. 165pp. [Hebrew]


Edited Books and Special Journal Issues – Published:

  • Shadmi, E. Editor. Multimorbidity and Equity in Health. The International Journal for Equity in Health. 2013. A collection of 11 papers, 80pp. Editorial – D26. [IF=1.80, 5-yr IF=2.16, Rank=51/147 in Public, Environmental, & Occupational Health (Q2), V]


Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books:  

  • Shadmi, E. Oncology care at the interface between hospital and community care in Israel. In: Schuldt, L.M. (Ed) Improving Communication during Transitions. Oakland, Illinois: Joint Commission Publications. Pp134-135.
  • Shadmi, E., Kinder, S. Weiner, J.P. Effects of Multimorbidity on Healthcare Resource Use. In: Mercer, S., Salisbury, C., & Fortin, M. ABC of Multimorbidity. Pp12-17. 

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