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Number of hospitals in Switzerland 2000-2018

The number of hospitals in Switzerland has declined since the year 2000. In 2018, there were 281 hospitals in the country, which represents an over 25 percent decrease from the 376 hospitals that were in operation in 2000.

Healthcare workers in Switzerland

Although the number of hospitals in Switzerland has been declining, the quantity of personnel working within them have been increasing. The number of physicians in Switzerland increased by over sixteen thousand in the period between 2000 and 2016. Furthermore, the number of practicing nurses was over 142.5 thousand in 2016, an increase of around 59 thousand nurses since 2000.

Spending indicators on health

In comparison to other European countries, Switzerland had the highest expenditure on health as a share of GDP in 2016. At 12.2 percent, this placed Switzerland ahead of France and Germany who spent 11.5 and 11.1 percent respectively of their GDP on healthcare.

Number of hospitals in Switzerland from 2000 to 2018

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Switzerland

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

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