The State of the Acute Care Hospitalization System in Israel

The study  looks at the general hospitalization system in Israel and suggests that there are systemic failures in planning, budgeting, and regulation by the government especially in light of the increasing needs of Israel’s aging population.

The result: a low number of beds per population relative to the OECD countries, inefficiencies due to the size of hospitals and their geographic dispersion, substantial gaps in accessibility to hospitals between the Center and the periphery, and bed occupancy rates (the average number of hospitalizations per bed per year) that are especially high which make it difficult for the system to function.