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Disability insurance medical measures and assistive device cost control

Federal Social Insurance Office

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined the follow-up to the recommendations of two reports on disability insurance (IV) produced in 2012 and 2013. Medical measures are benefits aimed at treating congenital disorders and rehabilitation measures for young people up to 20 years of age. Expenditure on medical measures amounted to CHF 828 million in 2016, up by 1% on 2015 and 6.3% relative to 2014. This trend is in line with the increase in healthcare costs.