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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Ageing and Health Services Use in Israel

  • Open or Close Sigal Naim1 and Ariela Lowenstein2,3*

    1Department of Human Services, Yezreel Academic College, Israel

    2Department of Gerontology, Ben Gurion University in the Negev, Israel

    3Department of Gerontology & Center for Research & Study of Aging, The University of Haifa, Israel

    *Corresponding author: Ariela Lowenstein, Department of Gerontology & Center for Research & Study of Aging, The University of Haifa, Yezreel Academic College, Haifa, Israel, Email: ariela@research.haifa.ac.il

Submission: January 31, 2018; Published: March 07, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2018.02.000536

ISSN: 2578-0093
Volume2 Issue3

Abstract

SIsrael, as many other countries, must cope with issues that arise from demographic changes that are expressed both in the size and composition of the population. One of the prominent changes is in the age-structure of the society, which is especially influenced by the ageing of the population. Israel’s population consists of 12.8% Jewish elders and 4.4% Arab elders. However, the proportion of disabled Jewish elders is 16% compared with 31% among Arab elders [1]. Disability leads to loss of independence, increases consumption of health services, and raises the cost of medical treatments.

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