Coming of age: health-care challenges of an ageing population in Israel

by Tzvi Dwolatzky, Jenny Brodsky, Faisal Azaiza et al.
The Lancet – Published: 08 May 2017

9 pp. 956 kB

Although Israel is still young in years, with relatively high birth rates and older people (individuals aged 65 years or older) constituting only about 11% of its population, the absolute number of older people is growing rapidly. Life expectancy is high, and increasing numbers of people are living to advanced old age (older than 85 years). A wide spectrum of geriatric care is provided within a universal system providing health services to all citizens. Community and institutional care is available, and many innovative programmes are being developed.

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