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A new comparative report by the OECD found that Israel has one of the lowest places among OECD members in physical resources, infrastructure and expenditure on public helath. in 2009 Israel had 2 hospital beds per 1,000 people (as opposed to the OECD average of 3.5 per 1,000); the occupancy rate in Israeli hospitals is very high (96.3 percent as opposed to the OECD average of 76 percent); there are less than 32 hospital beds per 1000 people aged 65 or more, compared to the OECD average of 50 hospital beds per 1000 people aged 65 or more.
The OECD has published an annual report on the health systems in the countries within the organization, which refers to 2009. According to the report, Israel’s health system infrastructures are the worst among the member states, with a very low number of hospital beds (2 beds per thousand persons compared to an average of 3.6 beds per thousand persons in other member States), and an extremely high hospitals occupancy rate – 96.3 percent.
State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, states in his annual report that “there is severe occupancy hardship in public hospitals. Due to the increasing workload on medical stuff in internal wards, there is concern that the treatment given there may be negligent.” According to the report, the average occupancy in the internal wards in 2009 was about 99 percent, and sometimes even reached 150 percent.