The publication “Visits to hospital emergency medicine wards – geographic characteristics 2009-2011” (Hebrew) contains information on visiting the emergency medicine wards at the 28 general hospitals (excluding the East Jerusalem hospitals), in 2011 compared to previous years.
Emergency medicine stations within the roster: as of the end of 2012 there are 1,160 emergency medicine stations within the general hospitals, compared with 1,129 in 2010. The number of stations has been stable since about 2005, with 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. The proportion is highest in the Jerusalem and Haifa districts and low in the southern district.
Proportion and number of visits: 2.8 million visits were recorded in 2011 in the emergency medicine wards, of which 2.4 million were not maternity visits. The proportion has been stable in recent years, 36 per 100 inhabitants. In 2011 a decrease was recorded comparing with the previous year, and similar to 2009. The proportion of visits is high among infants up to 12 months of age, at army age – 18 to 21, and among the elderly from age 75 and older. The lowest proportion was among the 5 to 17 years age group. The proportion is higher among males, lower among females.