Access to healthcare

Definitions

Percentage of people who went without dental or medical care due to financial reasons.

Methodologies

Following changes to the survey framework and improvements in the weighting model, results from 2014 on can no longer be directly compared with those from previous years (series break).

At the request of Eurostat the questions regarding lack of access to healthcare were revised in 2015. The main change is that persons are now questioned about the necessity of medical (or dental) treatment prior to being asked if they have always been able to have access to the necessary examinations or treatment. This means that from 2015, only people who said they really needed an examination or treatment and who did not have access to such care were asked for the main reason for not consulting. As previously, when the main reason is financial, the person is considered to be subject to a lack of access to healthcare.

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Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

Key indicators

34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.

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