Israel Ranks 6th in World Healthcare Survey: Bloomberg Poll Reports High Israeli Health Status
According to a recent Bloomberg survey of 145 countries, Israel ranked 6th in the quality of healthcare it offers its population along with their general health status. The report was based on information by the World Bank, the UN the World Health Organization, and studied life expectancy, mortality rate, and obesity levels among other factors. Singapore came in first, followed by Italy, Australia, Switzerland and Japan. And it appears in the survey that a country like Israel, which is constantly dealing with budget cuts due to large sums of money allocated to its defense and security, managed to surpass Western countries like the US, Canada, and such others. Even though Israelis ranked high on their overall health score, it is a recognized concern that Israel's hospitals are crowded, and that there is a shortage of doctors and medical staff. However, in contrast to various developed countries, medical care in Israel is funded by the government for all citizens, regardless of their financial means. And life expectancy is one of the longest in the world. Sivan Raviv, JN1, Israel.