Dr. Mor Saban

Nursing - General Program
חוג לסיעוד-תכנית כללית סגל אקדמי בכיר

General Information

Dr. Mor Saban, PhD, is a new faculty member of the Department of Nursing in the Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions at the Faculty of Medicine

She also serves as a senior researcher in the Center for Technology Assessment in Health Care at Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy research

Dr. Saban holds a B.A. degree in nursing, three Master’s degrees (MA, MPH, MEM) with an emphasis in emergency management and health policy, and a PhD in the field of clinical decision making in an emergency setting from Haifa University

She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Health System Management from Ben-Gurion University. She is continuing her studies in data science with a specialization in machine learning at Bar-Ilan University

Her research emphasis is on clinical decision-making in medicine and the impact of using decision-support technologies on decision-making processes. Furthermore, her research focuses on improving health policy (such as developing a methodology for measuring waiting times for elective procedures and developing optimization models for resource allocation in health systems)

At the Gertner Institute, she was the Director of National Hospital Waiting Time Measurement and led a national project for implementing a clinical decision support system in radiology

Research Interests

  • • Use of decision support systems in the healthcare world - attitudes and perceptions of teams towards the use of decision support systems, attitudes and perceptions of patients towards receiving service supported by technologies, biases in the use of these technologies (coding, gender, ethnicity)

• Measuring the quality of care in the health world - measuring quality in the community and hospitals, developing a methodology for measuring waiting times for various services

• Availability and accessibility of health services - variation between hospitals and within hospitals, DRG feasibility, and health insurance-hospital selection arrangements, Cream selection for private medicine, no-shows and cancellation of appointments.

• Coordination of treatment in the various medical interfaces (community, ambulance services, emergency medicine department/hospital) - administrative, clinical and economic considerations. The way patients are regulated between the various interfaces, use of emergency medical services unnecessarily, challenges in using the community-hospital-community continuum of care.

• Management of care in the emergency medicine department - triage and its effect on the quality of care, management of care in urgent situations such as heart attacks and strokes, the preparation of the health system for emergencies and disasters


Saban, M., Barniv, H., Patito, H., Shachar, T., Haber, R., Salama, R., & Darawsha. (2019). Choosing wisely in the ED: The diagnostic cascade of needless medical testing in a two-level study. The American journal of emergency medicine, 37(9), 1705-1708. 

Saban, M., Patito, H., Zaretsky, L., Salama, R., & Darawsha, A. (2019). Emergency  department mortality: Fair and square. The American journal of emergency medicine, 37(6), 1020-1024 . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.08.036

Saban, M., Zaretsky, L., Patito, H., Salama, R., & Darawsha, A. (2019). Round-off decision- making: Why do triage nurses assign STEMI patients with an average priority? International emergency nursing, 43, 34-39 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2018.07.001

Saban, M., Dagan, E., &, Drach-Zahavy, A. (2019). The relationship between individual and collective mindfulness, to triage accuracy and patient satisfaction in the emergency department: A moderation - mediation model. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 45(6), 644-660.

Saban, M., Shachar, T., Salama, R., & Darawsha, A. (2020). Improving STEMI management in the emergency department: Examining the role of minority groups and sociodemographic characteristics. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 38(6), 1102-1109. 

Sivan-Hoffmann, R., Saban, M., Buxbaum, C., Srour, F., Sprecher, E., Eran, A., Abergel E., & Telman G.  (2020). Infarct core reliability by CTP is a time-dependent phenomenon. Journal of Neuroimaging. 30(2), 240-245. 

Saban M., & Shachar, T. (2020). Is family history of coronary artery disease important in the emergency department triage?. International Emergency Nursing, 100855. 

Shachar, T., & Saban, M.   The impact of helicopter emergency medical service transport  for acute stroke patients: A systematic review. (2020). American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 42, 178-187.

Saban, M*., Myers, V*., & Wilf-Miron, R. Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic–the  role of leadership in the Arab ethnic minority in Israel. (2020). International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(1), 1-6. *Equal contribution

Yahav, A., Saban, M., Srour, F., Sprecher, E., Eran, A., Abergel, E., Telman, G., Tanne, D., Nogueira, R., & Sivan-Hoffmann, R. Evaluation of artificial intelligence–powered identification of large-vessel occlusions in a comprehensive stroke center. (2021). American Journal of Neuroradiology.  42(2), 247-254. 

Saban, M., Drach-Zahavy, A., & Dagan, E. The effects of a novel mindfulness-  based intervention on nurses’ state mindfulness and patient satisfaction in the emergency department. (2020). Journal of emergency nursing. 47(3), 412-425

Saban, M., Shachar, T., Reznik, A., Wilf-Miron, R., & Sivan-Hoffmann, R. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on ED referrals and care for stroke patients: A four-year comparative study. (2020). Journal of Critical Care. 62, 230-234.

Glatman-Freedman, A., Bromberg, M., Ram, A., Lutski, M., Basal, R., Michailevich,  M., Saban, M., Frankenthal, D., Dichtiar, R., Kruglikov, A., Rozani, V., Karolinsky, D.,  Brown, T., Zucker, I.,  Keinan-Boker,  L., & Silverman, B. A COVID-19 call center for healthcare providers: dealing with rapidly evolving health policy guidelines. (2020). Israel journal of health policy research, 9(1), 1-8.

Saban, M., Myers, V., Shachar, T., Miron, O., & Wilf-Miron, R. Effect of socioeconomic and ethnic characteristics on COVID-19 infection: The case of the Ultra-Orthodox and the Arab communities in Israel. (2021). Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 1-8.

Wilf-Miron, R., Kagan, I., & Saban, M. Health behaviors of medical students decline towards residency: How could we maintain and enhance these behaviors throughout their training? (2021).  Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 10(1), 1-8.

Saban, M., Drach-Zahavy, A., & Dagan, E. A Novel Reflective Practice Intervention Improves Quality of Care in the Emergency Department. (2021)      International Journal of emergency nursing, 56, 100977.

Wilf-Miron, R., Myers, V., & Saban M. Incentivizing Vaccination Uptake. The “Green Pass” Proposal in Israel. (2021). JAMA, 325(15), 1503-1504.

Frankenthal, D., Saban, M., Karolinsky, D., Lutski, M., Sternberg, S., Rasooly, I., & Zucker, I. Falls and fear of falling among Israeli community-dwelling elderly citizens: a cross-sectional national survey. (2021). Israeli Journal of Health Policy Research, 10(1), 1-8.

Wilf Miron, R., Avni, S., Valinsky, L., Myers, V., Ziv, A., Peretz, G., Luxenburg, O., Saban, M., & Feder-Bubis, P. Development of a set of national health equity indicators: A Delphi consensus building technique.(2021). International Journal of Health Policy and Management.  doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2021.54.

Saban, M., Myers, V*., Luxenburg, O., & & Wilf-Miron, R. Tipping the scales: A theoretical model to describe the differential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality. .(2021). International Journal for Equity in Health.

Luxenburg, O., Saban, M., Myers, V., Vaknin, S., Boldor, N., & Wilf-Miron, RNational and regional trends in MRI utilization in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.(2021).  Israeli Journal of Health Policy Research

Saban, M., Myers, V., Peretz, G., Avni, S., & Wilf-Miron, R. Changes in COVID-19 morbidity in an ethnic minority throughout the first year of the pandemic (2021). Public health journal.

Saban, M*., Myers, V*., Ben-Shetrit, S., & Wilf-Miron, R. Issues surrounding incentives and penalties for COVID-19 vaccination –– the Israeli experience. (2021). Preventive medicine.

Myers, V., Saban, M., Valinsky, L., Luxenburg, O., & Wilf-Miron, R. Timely childhood  vaccination in Israel: A national retrospective study of ethnic and socioeconomic disparities. (2021).  Health Promotion International. 

Myers, V., Saban, M., Ben-Shetrit, S., & Wilf-Miron, R. Uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among general hospital staff in Israel. (2021) Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

Saban, M., Myers, V., Ben-Shetrit, S., & Wilf-Miron, R.  Socioeconomic gradient in COVID-19 vaccination. (2021) International Journal for Equity in Health.

Saban, M.,* Myers, V.,* & Wilf-Miron, R. Changes in infectivity, severity and vaccine effectiveness against delta COVID-19 variant seven months into the vaccination program: The Israeli case. (2021). Preventive Medicine

Saban, M., Sosna, J., Singer, Clara., Vaknin, S., Myers, V.,  Shaham, D., Assaf, J., Hershko, A., Feder-Bubis, P., Wilf- Miron, R, & Luxenburg, O. Clinical Decision Support System Recommendations: How Often Radiologists and Clinicians Accept Them? (2022). European Radiology

Haklai, Z., Applbaum, Y., Myers, V., Saban, M., Gordon, E.S., Wilf-Miron, R., & Luxenburg, O. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on respiratory ED visits and hospitalizations at the national level. (2022). The American journal of emergency medicine

Luxenburg, O., Singer, C., Myers. V., Wilf- Miron, R*, & Saban, M*. Sociodemographic and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 burden: Changing patterns over four pandemic waves in Israel. (2022) Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

Luxenburg, O., Myers, V., Ziv, A, Novikov, I, Gimpelevich, I., Saban, M., Brammli-Greenberg, S. & Wilf-Miron, Rachel. Factors affecting the patient journey in scheduling a specialist appointment in a public healthcare system. (2022). Journal of Patient Experience

Myers, V., Wilf-Miron, R*., Saban, M*. Covid-19 Vaccination in Children aged 5 to 11: Examining the issues. (2022). Pediatric Respiratory Reviews.

Luxenburg, O*., Myers, V*., Ziv A., Goldberg, Y., Saban, M., Brammli-Greenberg, S.,& Wilf-Miron, R. Can administrative data replace patient survey data in the monitoring of community-based specialist care? (2022). Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology.

Kaim, A., & Saban, M. Are we suffering from the Peltzman effect? Risk perception among recovered and vaccinated people during the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel. (2022). Public Health

Saban, M*., Kaim, A*., Myers, V., Wilf-Miron, R. COVID-19 vaccination, morbidity and mortality during a 12-month-period in Israel: Can we return to a “herd immunity” like state?. (2022). Population Health Management

Wilf-Miron, R., Kittany, R., Saban, M., & Kagan, I. Teachers' characteristics predict students' guidance for healthy lifestyle: A cross-sectional study in Arab-speaking schools. (2022). BMC PUBLIC HEALTH.

Luxenburg, O., Singer, C., Kaim, A., Saban, M & Wilf-Miron, R. Socioeconomic and ethnic disparities along five waves of the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons we have not yet learnt. (2022). Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Saban, M*., Moskovitz, A*., Ohanian, S., Reznik, A., Ribo, M., & Sivan-Hoffmann, R. Validation of a cloud-based AI supported tele-stroke system reliability in determining National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale scores for acute ischemic stroke screening in the Emergency Department. (2022). Frontiers in Neurology  

Kaim, A., Ben-Shetrit, S., & Saban, M.  Women are more infected and seek care faster but are less severely ill: gender gaps in Covid-19 morbidity and mortality during two years of a pandemic in Israel. (2022). Healthcare

Kaim, A., & Zeevy, G, & Saban, M. Is the fifth dose even relevant in the era of vaccination fatigue? Examining vaccination uptake among recovered and classification of breakthrough cases (2022). Healthcare.

 Markus, T.,* Saban, M.,* Sosna, J., Assaf, J., Cohen, D., Vaknin, S., Luxenbureg, O., Singer, C., & Shaham, D. Appropriateness of Computed Tomography for Chest-Abdominal-Pelvis in the Emergency Department. (2022). Insights into imaging

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