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Israel Lags Behind in Hospital Bed Capacity: The Ministry of Health’s Plan to Increase Capacity

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
Israel’s Health System Ranks at the Bottom of OECD Countries: A Troubling Report

Israel has lower than average rates of hospital beds per thousand people in both general wards and psychiatric departments, according to a recent report. In 2022, Israel had 2.1 beds per thousand people in general wards, compared to an average of 2.4 in developed countries. The country ranks fourth from the bottom in the table, with South Korea having the highest rate of 7.3 hospital beds per thousand inhabitants.

In terms of psychiatric hospitalization beds, Israel has only 0.3 beds per thousand people, below the OECD average of 0.1 beds per thousand people. In rehabilitation departments, Israel also lags behind with 0.3 hospital beds per thousand people, below the OECD average of 0.5 beds per thousand people.

The Ministry of Health has announced plans to address these gaps by adding more hospital beds in the next five years. An additional 1,790 general hospital beds are expected to be added, bringing the total number of general hospital beds in Israel to around 17,500. The Ministry also plans to add 300 beds in rehabilitation departments and new centers will open in Jerusalem and the north. Additionally, there will be an addition of 245 beds in psychiatric wards

By Samantha Johnson

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