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Settlement procedure for testing costs COVID-19

Federal Office of Public Health

Key facts

In 2020 and 2021, the Confederation provided CHF 2.7 billion in funding for COVID-19 testing costs, double the amount it spent on vaccines. The testing costs assumed by the Confederation require a settlement procedure for compensating service providers such as doctors, pharmacies, laboratories and test centres efficiently and correctly. By the time of the audit by the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO), over 21 million tests had been carried out.