Health care system in Switzerland

September 18, 2012

As a part of its research program on the various health care systems around the world, Jasmin Guénette, vice president of the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), visited Switzerland to see how health care is delivered there. Filmed in the summer of 2012, this report shows how private hospitals make a significant contribution to the efficiency and accessibility of care within the universal health care system.

From the testimony of patients, doctors and administrators, we discover a health care system based on solidarity and freedom of choice that is at the cutting edge of technology, in which the very concept of waiting lists is nonexistent.

Media release: “I waited around 15 – 20 minutes before seeing the nurse and then the doctor.” –MEI video report on the Swiss health care system

Links of interest

Attendre 15 minutes a l’urgence, c’est possible (Huffington Post, September 18, 2012)

Canada Should Consider Healthcare the Swiss Way (Huffington Post, September 19, 2012)

Interview (in French) with Jasmin Guenette and Yanick Labrie, respectively Vice President and Economist at the MEI (98,5 FM, September 18, 2012) Interview (in French) with Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI (TVA-TV, September 18, 2012)
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