The Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Dashboard helps patients and other stakeholders understand the facts about the disease and the gaps in the delivery of RA care and treatment in Israel.

Israel

General health information

Total population

Life expectancy men

Life expectancy women

9.3 million1

80.7 years2

84.8 years2

Annual health
expenditure

Obesity
(% of population)

Smokers
(% of population)

$44.8 billion3

35.4%4

20%5

Arthritis in Israel

Total people living
with arthritis

Women

Men

Frequency (per 1,000 persons per year)

Estimated people living
with arthritis in 2040

Arthritis cost to society (health care costs and loss to economy)

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Models of Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

Standardized model
of care

Number of rheumatologists
per 75,000 population

Time to RA diagnosis after experiencing first symptoms (% of patients within 1 month)

RA patient time wait time for first rheumatologist visit
(% of patients longer than 3 months)

No

Unreported

25%6

13%6

RA in Israel

Total people living with RA

Women

Men

Frequency (per 1,000 persons per year)

Estimated people living with RA in 2040

RA cost to society
(health care costs and loss to economy)

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Unreported

Barriers to virtual care

Lack of digital skills

Access to internet

Cost of Electronics

Language

Central bureau of statistics. Population of Israel on the Eve of 2022.
https://www.cbs.gov.il/en/mediarelease/Pages/2021/Population-of-Israel-on-the-Eve-of-2022.aspx

Central bureau of statistics. Mortality and life expectancy.
https://www.cbs.gov.il/he/subjects/Pages/%D7%AA%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%94-%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%AA-%D7%97%D7%99%D7%99%D7%9D.aspx

3 Ministry of Health. Budgeting of the health system in Israel and analysis of the budget proposal
https://www.gov.il/blobFolder/policy/state-budget-main-2021-2022/he/state-budget_2021-2022_state-budget-main-2021-2022-file.pdf

4 Ministry of Health. Monitoring obesity in periodic national health surveys
https://www.health.gov.il/UnitsOffice/ICDC/HealthAndLifestyle/Overweight_Obesity/Pages/ObesityInHealthSurvey.aspx

Ministry of Health. A compilation of data for 2022 Non-Smoking Day
https://www.gov.il/he/departments/news/30052022-02

Global RA Network. Patient Experiences of Rheumatoid Arthritis Models of Care: An International Survey.
https://globalranetwork.org/project/global-ra-network-survey/

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