Submitted to the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University (in Hebrew)

For Abstracts in English, see Projects: Completed Projects

Emergency Room

  • A Pre & Post Intervention Study of Parental Satisfaction & Quality Indices In The PER
  • Do Patients Recall and Understand Communicated Information Upon Discharge From The ER?
  • Failure in Information Transfer From the Laboratory to the Patient- Can We Improve?
  • Implementation of Ottawa Ankle Rules to exclude fractures of the ankle and mid-foot: Is it possible to reduce the rate of unnecessary radiographs?
  • Pain Management in the ER
  • Impact of medical interpretors on understanding and satisfaction of non-Hebrew speaking Arab families in the pediatric emergency room at Hadassah Mt. Scopus
  • The Effect Of Physicians' Exposure To Price Information On The Count Of Diagnostic Tests In The Emergency Department
  • Instructions for Discharged Patients from the ER After Minor Head Injury
  • Primary management of clinical scenarios in the ER
  • Why do patients leave the emergency room against medical advice?

Departments of Medicine

  • Can We Improve The Cardiac Patient's Partnership In His/Her Recovery?
  • Feasibility of a Protocol For Improved Glycemic Control in Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Evaluation of the Utility of Hospitalization in Internal Medicine Wards From the Patients' Perspective
  • Influence of Simple Structured Communication on Families' Satisfaction With End-of-Life Decision-making for the Elderly
  • Knowledge & Decision-making Regarding Gastrostomy Endoscopy in the Incompetent Elderly
  • To Determine Quality of Treatment of Myocardial Infarction
  • Exercise and Steroid Side Effects in Rheumatology Patients
  • Medical clowns in the Pediatric Division
  • A need for a palliative care program among hospitalized patients in the departments of internal medicine
  • Is Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Non-ICU Admission Wards Optimal Under Existing Circumstances?
  • Participation of the patient's family members in the internal medicine ward rounds

Surgery (see also cross-institutional/systemic projects)

  • Evaluation of the Informed Consent Process in the Department of Surgery
  • What is the desirable rate of a white appendix
  • Evaluating the Appropriatness of Coronary Revascularization Procedures at Hadassah Hospital: Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidlines
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of an antibiotic-impregnated ventriculostomy
  • The effect of the socioeconomic status on the preoperative clinical state and on the postoperative prognosis after cardiac surgery
  • Evaluation of continuity of care between hospital and community for preventive anticoagulation after lower limb arthroplasties
  • QOC in penetrating keratoplasty procedures
  • Quality of elective inguinal hernia repair
  • Patient Satisfaction with Breast Reconstruction
  • Quality of Care in Tonsillectomies
  • Evaluation of the Quality of Care in LASIK Refractive Surgery
  • Surgical site infection rates and post-discharge surveillance in the department of general surgery
  • Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Patients After General & Cardio-thoracic Surgery

Obstetrics & Gynecology (see also cross-institutional/systemic projects)

  • Can We Improve The Content and Quality of Information Delivery Prior To Amniocentesis?
  • Evaluation of the Informed Consent Process in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Implementation of New Guidelines for Prophylaxis of Postpartum Venous Thromboembolism (thesis in English)
  • Vaginal Delivery or Elective Cesarean Section
  • Evaluation of an Intervention for Reducing Latex Anaphylaxis during Cesarean Sections
  • Hand hygiene among physicians and incidence of postpartum Group A streptococcus (GAS) infections


  • Interobserver Variability Between Radiology Residents & Specialists in the Interpretation of Abdominal CD for diagnosis of Acute Abdomen
  • Interobserver Variability in the Interpretation of Spiral Computed Tomography
  • Validity of Radiologic Examinations in Detecting Findings in Trauma Patients
  • The potential role of X-ray technicians and mobile radiography equipment in the transmission of multi-resistant drug resistant bacteria in the ICU

Cross-institutional/systemic projects

  • Can Patient Involvement Improve Effectiveness & Safety of Oral Anticoagulation at Hospital Discharge?
  • Evaluation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Surgical Site Infections
  • Evaluation of Intervention Process Among Medical Staff in Prevention of Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism
  • Evaluation of Intervention Process in Perioperative Treatment With Beta-Blockers
  • Use of Perioperative Preventive Beta-Blockers and Anticoagulation Treatments
  • Hand Hygiene Among Doctors at Hadassah
  • End of Life Decision Making
  • Integrity during medical studies
  • Effect of an Intervention on Rate of Central Vascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection
  • Evaluation of communication parameters important for clinical quality & safety among medical teams at Hadassah
  • Are coronary heart disease risk calculators offered by the drug industry systematically biased?
  • Medication Reconciliation 1
  • Medication Reconciliation 2
  • Patient safety during transport from the ER to Radiology
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia at Hadassah: A Preventable Complication?
  • Medical Staff Knowledge Regarding In-patient Falls
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia at Hadassah
  • Nosocomial infection control and staff's sense of personal responsibility
  • Is there a relationship between self- confidence and ability to admit a mistake
  • Perception of department heads regarding disruptive behaviors among healthcare staff

Projects involving quality outside Hadassah, health promotion, decision analysis

  • Is Exercise Tolerance Test Indicated Before Physical Activity ?
  • Patients' Preferences and Expectations From Their Family Physician
  • Smoking And Physical Exercise Among Israeli Medical Students
  • Survey of Perceived Needs by Family Physicians
  • Filling out donations cards and attitudes towards organ donation
  • Can we improve the compliance to prevention treatment after a wrist fracture?
  • Is shared medical decision making possible at the end of life
  • EOL preparation in Jerusalem district institutions
  • An Economic Evaluation of Physical Activity and Implications for its Promotion (full thesis)
  • Quality of Care in the Sleep Disturbance Clinic of Hadassah Optimal: Before and After Quality Improvement Intervention (full thesis)
  • Can the use of an electronic social network increase the education impact of a computer game focused on nutrition and healthy lifestyle
  • To what extent did the environmental pollution caused by tobacco smoking in public locations in Israel change after last year's law enactment?