The Swiss Health Observatory (Obsan) provides reliable, independent analyses of the health system in Switzerland for the Confederation and the cantons.
Social situation and hospitalisation in Switzerland
Publications in English
Health in Switzerland – Children, young people and young adults
The National Health Report 2020
The “nurses at work” study: Investigating nurses’ career paths over the last 40 years in Switzerland
Obsan Bulletin 8/2016
Ageing workforce in an ageing society
How many health professionals will the Swiss healthcare system need by 2030?
Marcel Widmer becomes Head of the Obsan
He will take up his new position on 1 May 2022. Marcel Widmer is a long-time employee of Obsan, has been on the Executive Board since 2012 and has held the position of Co-Deputy Head of Obsan since 2017.
Welcome to our new website! Please browse through our publications and look at the fascinating trends in our indicators. We look forward to your feedback.
We provide background information to this highly topical subject – amongst others in three new publications (in German or in French).
More than a hundred indicators on addiction and non-communicative diseases commissioned by the Federal Office of Public Health extend the range of indicators on Obsan’s website.