MembersEfficient Healthcare

The Bloomberg news agency ranked Israel sixth in its annual report on the efficiency of healthcare systems in various countries.

By Michael Selutin |
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That’s one place better than last year. Only Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Italy and South Korea have a more efficient healthcare systems.

The rating is determined by the ratio of life expectancy to health expenditure. The average life expectancy in Israel is 82.5 years, making it one of the highest in the world. At the same time, government spending on healthcare is well below the OECD average.

Although the figures suggest an efficient healthcare system, other factors are not taken into account. It’s not just doctors and hospitals that impact the life expectancy of the population. Many other factors such as culture, religiosity, eating habits and other psychological and sociological influences play a major role. The Bloomberg report should...

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