Panel Counts

SWITZERLAND

The Swiss healthcare system is universal and of a high standard. Everyone living in Switzerland must have basic health and accident insurance (Soziale Krankenversicherung / Assurance Maladie / Assicurazione-Mallatie) to receive treatment. Unlike other European countries, the Swiss healthcare system is not tax-based or financed by employers. Instead, it is paid for by the individual through contributions into Swiss health insurance schemes. Many people top up the basic cover with supplementary private health insurance. Switzerland has one of the largest private healthcare sectors in the world, with good choice and competition. Both residents and non-residents will need at least basic health insurance coverage. This covers around 80-90% of healthcare costs.

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP: 12.2

WHO organizational ranking: 20

Specialty Universe % of Reach
Cardiology 850 8%
Dermatology 503 12%
Endocrinology/Diabetology 188 32%
Gastroenterology 333 18%
General Practitioner/Family Medicine 9,225 3%
Gynaecology/Obstetrics 1,664 4%
Hematology/Hematology Oncology 160 31%
Infectious Disease N/A N/A
Internal Medicine 363 33%
Nephrology 179 34%
Specialty Universe % of Reach
Neurology 536 11%
Oncology 305 20%
Ophthalmology 958 6%
Orthopedics 972 6%
Pediatrics 1,635 6%
Psychiatry 4,089 2%
Pulmonology/Respirology 278 14%
Rheumatology 436 14%
Surgery 1,451 7%
Urology 487 14%