This new OECD series aims to highlight the latest data in selected countries, to explain their health care systems and to provide key information in a clear and concise way. Each country snapshot highlights the most pertinent issues, be it smoking, obesity, surgical interventions, consumption of antibiotics, physicians density, etc., with the help of key statistics and are followed by brief policy recommendations.
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Israel has built a universal health system at relatively low-cost. Health spending was 7.5% of GDP in 2013, below the OECD average of 8.9% although the health spending share of GDP has been increasing rapidly, particularly in recent years. Israel has developed a sophisticated programme to monitor quality of primary care.
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Israel has built a good healthcare system, combining universal coverage with a degree of competition and choice. However, some risks remain, at least in the medium term.
Base de données Statistiques de l'OCDE sur la santé 2015 - Notes par pays
L’Examen de l’OCDE sur la qualité des soins de santé met en évidence l’excellence de l’offre de soins primaires en Israël et recommande aux autorités israéliennes de mettre dorénavant l’accent sur les soins hospitaliers, afin de les hisser au plus haut niveau de qualité à l’échelle internationale.
Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries...
The mortality amenable to health care is defined as a possible indicator to measure the health care systems performance in preventing premature deaths that can be avoided by appropriate health care intervention. This paper assesses the feasibility of using this indicator in OECD countries.