We then examine national expenditure on health and the funding of the health system. Developments in the hospitals and health funds gives a picture of overall changes in health care, and the degree to which the health system meets users expectations and needs is also explored. The remaining sections of the survey deal with specific sectors of the health system, with emphasis on developments in the past year. In addition, we will devote a separate discussion to trends in the use and regulation of medicines, dental health care, and mental health care.
This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 2001-2002, Yaakov Kop (editor).