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Hospital Statistics 2020 Decrease in the number of inpatient stays in 2020

Corrected version: The ratio of cases with COVID-19 diagnosis in the lead refers to all hospital stays, not only to the acute care sector. Its mention in the third line of the lead was deleted.

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Consolidation of hospital activities in 2022

19.11.2021 - In 2020, the number of people receiving inpatient care in Swiss hospitals and birthing centres fell for the first time since 2011, with a decline of 5.8% compared with the previous year. The share of hospital stays with a COVID-19 diagnosis was 2.9%, in terms of the number of days of care this share accounted for 4.2%. In intensive care, COVID-19 was associated with a fatal outcome in one in four cases. These are some of the results available in the latest Hospital Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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