Health Systems in Transition: Israel Health System Review

This monograph provides a comprehensive, analytical description of the Israeli health care system and an analysis of recent reform efforts. It was prepared in a format that facilitates comparisons between Israel and other countries. Key chapters include:

  • Organizational structure
  • Health care financing and expenditure
  • Regulation and planning
  • Provision of services
  • Health care reforms

The monograph was published by the European Observatory of Health Care Systems as part of its Healthcare in Transition (HiT) series. HiTs seek to provide relevant comparative information to support policy-makers and analysts in the development of health care systems in Europe and beyond.

The European Observatory on Health Care Systems has published HiTs for over 50 countries. In consultation with Israel’s Ministry of Health, the Observatory commissioned the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, to prepare the HiT for Israel. The preparation of the HiT took over two years with over 20 leading Israeli health care professionals providing substantial input in their areas of expertise. It is an updated and expanded version of the first Israeli HiT report, which was published in 2003 and has become one of the standard English-language references on Israeli health care.