Integrated Care in Switzerland: Strengths and Weaknesses of a Federal System.

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Integrated Care in Switzerland: Strengths and Weaknesses of a Federal System.
Journal
International journal of integrated care
Author(s)
Filliettaz S.S., Berchtold P., Koch U., Peytremann-Bridevaux I.
ISSN
1568-4156 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
4
Pages
10
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Switzerland's fragmented healthcare system mirrors its federal structure and mix of cultures and languages. Although the Swiss have a higher life expectancy than most of their neighbours, their healthcare system faces similar challenges that call for more integrated care (IC).
This article aims to provide insight into the specificities of and latest developments in Switzerland's healthcare system and how they may have influenced the development and implementation of IC there.
The number of local IC initiatives has been growing steadily for 20 years. With a certain lag, various policies supporting IC have been established. Among them, a recent democratic debate on the federal mandatory health insurance law could either induce a radical move towards centralised support for IC or continue to support scattered local IC initiatives.
In the future, Switzerland's healthcare system will probably navigate between local IC initiatives and centralised, federal support for IC initiatives. This will be the reflection of a very Swiss way forward in a world without clear evidence on whether centralised or decentralised initiatives are more successful at developing IC.
Keywords
MeSH, Switzerland, health policies, healthcare systems, integrated delivery systems, political systems
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Open Access
Yes
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26/04/2022 6:38
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