Thursday, December 4, 2008

Swiss Heath Care

Here are some interesting stats on the Swiss health care system.

  • Approximately 11% of the gross domestic product is spent on the public health care system in Switzerland. The average for OECD countries is 8.8%. (All 2005 figures.)
  • Total expenditure of health per capita is around $4,000.
  • There are 321 hospitals in Switzerland (2007). 68% are public, 38% are private.
  • The average stay is 10.9 days.
  • Cases treated in 2007: hospitals 1.15 million, psychiatric clinics 107,000 and special clinics 209,000.

Source: World Health Statistics 2008, Federal Statistics Office, Swiss Hospital Association

The complete article can be found here.

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