Excerpt from "Recent Economic Developments" to be published shortly
Health expenditure in Israel - an international comparison of demographic factors and cost structure
- Health expenditure in Israel as a share of GDP is low when compared internationally, even when neutralizing the effect of the young age of the population. This is in parallel with the fact that the indices obtained for the state of national health indicate good results when compared internationally.
- Savings in expenditure in Israel are derived in part from the fact that growth in expenditures on those above age 70 (compared to those younger) is relatively moderate. In contrast, health expenditures on those of intermediate age (50-64) are not particularly low when compared internationally.
- The public sector finances 85 percent of health expenditure on young children and about 70 percent of health expenditure on those above age 75. In contrast, private financing is more significant on those aged 19–49, covering about half of health expenditure.