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?
Notre système de santé va-t-il si mal ?
A RTS podcast in French with Clémence Merçay, scientific project leader at Obsan.
Relaunch of the Swiss Health Care Atlas
An article in the journal «Research in Health Services and Regions» reports on the project.
Update of indicators
Indicators based on the cause of death statistics (TU) have been updated with 2020 data.
Prevention of chronic diseases
In the new book of Health Promotion Switzerland, Obsan wrote the chapters "Mental health in Switzerland: state of affairs", as well as "Chronic non-communicable diseases in Switzerland".