Current Developments in the Healthcare System (English)

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This introductory chapter is divided into several sections. The first part is about developments in financing of Israel’s healthcare system. The second part discusses several of the stated goals for improving the system, as they are outlined in the Ministry of Health Plan for 2016 (Ministry of Health, 2016b):

• Increasing access to services and choice in the public system (Goal 1.1 in the plan)

• Preparing the healthcare system for the aging of the population (Goal 4.1 in the plan)

• Adjusting the healthcare system to changes in the characteristics of the population due to chronic illness (Goal 4.3 in the plan)