The Swiss Health Observatory (Obsan) provides reliable, independent analyses of the health system in Switzerland for the Confederation and the cantons.
Relaunch of the Swiss Health Care Atlas
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?
Update of indicators MS and KS
The indicators, which are based on the Hospital Medical Statistics (MS) and the Hospital Statistics (KS), were updated with the 2022 data.
Update of indicators ...
The indicators, which are based on the statistics on social medical institutions (SOMED), the statistics of help and care at home (SPITEX) and the SASIS AG data pool, were updated with data for 2022.
Mental health service areas
A scientific article co-authored by Obsan shows regional differences in psychiatric care based on "health service areas" developed as part of this research.
Spatial accessibility of health systems
An article was published by Reto Jörg and Lucas Haldimann in the journal «Health and Place». It details the MHV3SFCA method used to measure the spatial accessibility of health care systems.