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Mechanisms driving or limiting the number of surgical procedures

Federal Office of Public Health

Key facts

Rising healthcare costs are a major source of concern for the population and the world of politics. Between 2013 and 2018, annual expenses increased by 3% on average, to over CHF 80 billion. The Federal Council has made multiple interventions in health insurance in order to keep this trend under control. According to a group of experts commissioned by the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), there is potential for savings of around 20% in expenses.