Swiss Health Care

Monday, 17 January 2011 16:25 administrator

It is useful to look at other countries health systems for examples of how they can achieve high quality health care at lower cost.

I would prefer to take a systems view where we look at other complex systems which have approached this problem more successfully.  We can look at the health system of all of the other OECD "developed" countries as well as a few "developing" countries for examples of how to achieve better health at much lower cost.
For instance, Switzerland has a health system that is similar to what we are trying to create in the US.  They have mandatory coverage through private insurers.  However, they also have strong regulation of prices and services which keeps their costs at less than half of ours with much better access and quality.