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OECD Reviews of Health Systems - Switzerland (2006)

 

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ISBN: 9264025820
Pages: 190
Publication date: 19 October 2006 

 

OECD Reviews of Health Systems - SWITZERLAND

The Swiss population enjoys good health and universal access to a comprehensive range of modern health services, with unconstrained choice of provider. Nonetheless, policy makers are faced with considerable policy challenges, particularly to contain fast-growing health spending and improve value for money. While reforms in the system are needed, views about the most appropriate directions of change differ widely.

This book analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Swiss health system. It weighs them against the key policy objectives of health-system effectiveness and responsiveness, access to care and equitable financing, efficient supply of services, and financial sustainability. The report assesses new proposals for reform of the health system and provides policy recommendations to help address current and upcoming challenges facing the Swiss authorities.

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Table of Contents


Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Organisation of the Swiss Health System
-Salient Features of Switzerland
-The Economic Size of the Health Sector
-Governance of the Swiss Health System
-Health Financing and Insurance Coverage
-Health Service Delivery
-Provider Payments, Reimbursement and Contracting
Chapter 2. The Performance of the Swiss Health System
-Health Levels and Inequalities
-Lifestyle and Risk Factors
-Prevention of Diseases and Health Promotion
-Quality of Care
Chapter 3. The Performance of the Swiss Health System: Access to Care and Health-System Responsiveness
-Acces to Health Care and Coverage
-Responsiveness of the Swiss Health System
Chapter 4. The Performance of the Swiss Health System: Efficiency and Financial Sustainability
-The Financial Sustainability of Health Spending
-TheEfficiency of the Swiss Health System
Chapter 5. Recent and Proposed Reforms to the Swiss Health-Insurance System
-The First Revision of the LAMal
-The Second Revision of the LAMal
-Further Reforms in the Area of Long-Term Care
Chapter 6. Policy Challenges and Options for Reform
-Effectiveness and Quality of the Swiss Health System
-Access to Care and Financial Protection
-Efficiency and Financial Sustainability
-Systemic Issues for the Longer-Term
List of Acronyms
Canton Abbreviations
References


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