• Sun. May 26th, 2024

Israel’s Psychiatric Hospitalization and Rehabilitation Services Outpace General Hospital Bed Availability Among Developed Countries

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Alarming Report on Israel’s Health System Ranking at the Bottom of OECD Countries

In 2022, Israel had a lower rate of hospital beds per thousand people in general wards compared to the average of developed countries. With 2.1 beds per thousand people, Israel ranked fourth from the bottom in this category, behind South Korea, Germany, Lithuania, Austria, Belgium, and Slovakia. However, Israel’s psychiatric hospitalization rate was higher than average at 0.3 beds per thousand people. The OECD average for psychiatric hospitalization beds is only 0.1 per thousand people.

The Ministry of Health has announced plans to add 1,790 additional general hospital beds in the next five years, bringing the total number of general hospital beds in Israel to around 17,500. Additionally, 300 rehabilitation beds will be added with new centers opening in Jerusalem and the north. Another 245 psychiatric beds are expected to be added mostly in general hospitals.

Director General of the Ministry of Health Moshe Bar Siman Tov emphasized the importance of adding more beds to improve medical services and increase the number of medical personnel. The Ministry is also working to increase the number of medical students and specialist doctors in all fields and regions of the country. Minister of Health Uriel Bosso stated that Israel is undergoing a complex period but efforts are being made to improve healthcare quality and provide better medical care for its citizens.

The report suggests that while Israel has a lower rate of hospital beds per thousand people compared to developed countries on average, it has a higher rate for psychiatric hospitalization and rehabilitation services compared to some other developed countries like South Korea and Belgium.

Overall, this report highlights that despite some challenges faced by Israel’s healthcare system such as low rates of hospital bed availability compared to other developed countries on average; there are ongoing efforts being made by the government through adding more bed availability and increasing medical personnel training programs aimed at improving healthcare quality and providing better medical care for its citizens.

By Samantha Jones

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