Costs, financing

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Health care costs 2018
Health care costs in CHF million 1 80 242

in CHF million

as % of total

Health care costs by service provider
Hospitals 29 462 36,7
Nursing and residential care facilities 13 404 16,7
Medical practices and outpatient centres 2 12 081 15,1
Costs of health care system by service type
Inpatient curative care
15 548 19,4
Outpatient curative care 2 3 20 753 25,9
Long-term care 4 16 374 20,4
Medical goods 2 5 12 214 15,2
Costs of health care system by financing schemes
State 15 018 18,7
Compulsory health insurance 29 600 36,9
Household out-of-pocket payments 2 6 20 715 25,8
Indicators of health care costs
Costs of health care system as percentage of GDP 11,2
Health care expenditure per capita and month in CHF      785
1 New calculation as of 2010. Retropolation on the basis of previous growth rates for the years 1985-2009
2 From 2017, survey data on medical practices, their services (including drugs, laboratory services, radiology) are available, the inclusion of which indirectly impacts household out-of-pocket payments. 2017 data have been revised. As a consequence, previous years data have been adjusted as the result of an extrapolation on the base of previous growth rates applied to the revised 2017 data.
3 The values are partly the result of an extrapolation and not of an annual estimate.
4 In and outpatient
5 Incl. medication in hospitals and medical practices
6 Incl. HIA and IPA cost sharing
Source: Health care costs and financing (COU)

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