Like every year, the OECD publishes the health data of its 34 member states.
Following the report, the strategic and economic planning administration in the Ministry of Health has published the report of the “Health system in Israel in with respect to the OECD 2014”. The report was written by Nir Keidar and Rani Plotnik.
The OECD database enables a comparison of Israel with other member states of the organization in a large number of criteria. In this report, 40 criteria were chosen, by which Israel’s situation can be seen relative to the organization’s member states. Following are the principal findings that appear in the report:
- The percentage of health expenditure from Israel’s GDP has increased to 7.6%, but is still one of the lowest in the OECD states –(10th place from the bottom of the list) compared to an average of 9.0%).
- The percentage of private spending on Health is one of the highest in the OECD and amounts to 38% compared to only 27% in the OECD (7th place from the bottom of the list).
- The Israeli population is young compared to other member states of the OECD – the percentage of persons in the population who are 65 years and older is 11.1%, compared to 16.6% which is the average in the OECD states. Despite the relatively low percentage of people aged 65 and older in Israel, the OECD Population projections estimate that in the coming years the percentage of people aged 65 and older in Israel will increase significantly and will reach 16.6% in 2050.
In the full report there are more than 50 charts displaying the main findings.