Sustainable Health Care System (Archive)



For several years now, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have been working on the question of how the health system can be developed sustainably. This page documents the activities from 2011 to 2017. In March 2019, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) published a new position paper on the topic. All current information is available on the SAMS website.
To the SAMS website
 

The project «Sustainable Health Care System» (2011-2017)

Medicine very often employs «everything» to treat patients – even though it is uncertain for many of the diagnostic and therapeutic treatments available today whether they are effective, appropriate and economic in a given situation, such as decreed by law. It is apparent already today that this «maximum medicine» is stretched to its limits, both economically and ethically. In order to asses where adaptations are useful and possible, it would be important to know the benefit or the «value» of medical performances.

In this situation, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have launched the project «Sustainable Health Care System» in 2011, which comprises the following four sub-projects:
  1. The study «Methods to determine the benefit and value of medical performances and their application in Switzerland and selected European countries». The study was done on behalf of the Swiss Academies by PD Dr Matthias Schwenkglenks and Dr Florian Gutzwiller from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Basel. The study was presented on 29 March 2012 during a public conference in Berne (see below).
    Download of the study (in German with a foreword and a summary in English) (7 MB)
     
  2. The position paper «Sustainable Medicine» by an expert group of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) identifies factors affecting the sustainability of medicine and proposes measures for the development of a sustainable medicine.
    Download of the position paper (in German) (2 MB)
     
  3. A «publifocus» by the Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-SWISS) on the topic «Benefit and value of medical treatments». The publifocus was presented during a press conference on 29 November 2012 and is available for download on the following webpage:
    www.ta-swiss.ch
     
  4. The study «Efficiency, utilisation and financing of the Swiss health care system». The study was presented on 4 December 2012 during a public conference in Berne (see below).
    Download of the study (in German with a summary in English) (2.5 MB)
 


Roadmap 2012-2017

Auf der Website
www.roadmap-gesundheitssystem.ch
finden Sie Medienmitteilungen, politische Geschäfte und Massnahmen der Fachgesellschaften rund um die Umsetzung der Roadmap für ein nachhaltiges Gesundheitssystem (2012-2017).

Blog zum Gesundheitssystem

Die Entwicklungen rund um die Umsetzung der «Roadmap» wurden in den Jahren 2014-2017 in einem Blog kommentiert und diskutiert.

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