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OECD Reviews of Health Systems/Examens de l'OCDE des systèmes de santé Switzerland: Chapter 3. The Performance of the Swiss Health System: Access to Care and Health‐system Responsiveness

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This chapter examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Swiss health system with regard to two main objectives of health‐system performance: achieving equitable coverage for and access to health care; and ensuring responsiveness to patient needs. The chapter outlines the key challenges and achievements, examining possible reasons underlying current performance. It also discusses some of the key policies that the authorities have implemented to improve performance.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2006-10-01

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