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OECD Reviews of Health Systems/Examens de l'OCDE des systèmes de santé Switzerland: Executive Summary

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The Swiss health system meets a range of important goals set for it. Measures of health status compare well with other OECD countries. It has achieved universal health‐insurance coverage, permitting access to a broad range of health‐care services. Up‐to‐date medical services are widely available and patients are largely satisfied with the health services they receive. However, these successes come at a high financial cost. Spending on health as a share of GDP (or GNP) is among the highest in the OECD area, and continues to increase more rapidly than GDP. At the same time, other OECD countries perform equally well, or even better, at lower levels of health spending.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: October 1, 2006


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