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Ministry of health: quality of health care in Israel is below average in the OECD countries

The Ministry of health published a report on the situation of the health system in Israel compared to other members of the Organization for economic cooperation in development for 2015. According to published reports, by most measures the position of the Israeli health system is worse than in the other 34 OECD countries.

In particular, government spending on health care represents only 7.4% of GDP, which puts Israel in the 11th place finish in the OECD countries, where on average government spending on healthcare is 8.9% of GDP.

The cost of private healthcare is 39%, while the average in OECD countries, these costs account for 27.5%.

The number of hospital beds per capita in Israel is one of the lowest among OECD countries and is 2.3 beds per 1,000 people, whereas the average for the OECD countries and 3.6 beds per 1,000 people, which puts Israel in fifth place finish in this category.

The number of MRI machines Israel is on the penultimate place (just below Mexico), as the number of MRI is in Israel, 4.2 per million people, whereas the average in OECD countries this number is equal to 14.7.

Another negative indicator is the comparatively high use of antibiotics.

If the relative number of doctors in Israel is somewhat higher than the average for the OECD, the relative number of nurses is significantly below average. Also very low is the number of graduates of megachilid (to 5.5 per 100,000, compared with 12.1 on average in the OECD).

However, not all indicators are negative. In Israel, in comparison with other OECD countries, are much less likely to resort to caesarean section. In Israel, a high life expectancy. Among men, it is 80, 1 year (whereas the average for OECD 77.9 years), and among women of 84.1 (average of 83.1).

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Ministry of health: quality of health care in Israel is below average in the OECD countries
02.07.2017

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