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

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_CC0A7F26F53B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Integrated Care in Switzerland: Strengths and Weaknesses of a Federal System.
Périodique
International journal of integrated care
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Filliettaz S.S., Berchtold P., Koch U., Peytremann-Bridevaux I.
ISSN
1568-4156 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Numéro
4
Pages
10
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
MeSH, Switzerland, health policies, healthcare systems, integrated delivery systems, political systems
Pubmed
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
15/11/2021 15:41
Dernière modification de la notice
26/04/2022 6:38
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