New platform for customers to review hospitals and clinics in Switzerland

 

There are 4.04 physicians per 1,000 people in Switzerland compared with 2.56 physicians per 1,000 people in the United States. 

Switzerland has 293 hospitals, 70% of which are public or publicly subsidised. There are also some for-profit private clinics for diagnosis and surgical procedures. The 26 Swiss cantons are individually responsible for planning and funding their own hospitals.  Cantons are also required to coordinate with each other to allow patients to move freely among them. 

Looking online is the natural place to begin researching, and several sites rate and compare hospitals and doctors in Switzerland. When online rating sites compare hospitals, they are not always making a fair comparison however. Different sites may look at different types of data to make their conclusions.

Here are a few measurements that a site may include:

  • Patient experiences: What do patients think about the care they receive?
  • Processes: How many patients received the correct care they needed for their specific situation?
  • Outcomes: How well did patients do after receiving treatment?
  • Cost: How much do specific services cost?
  • Safety: How many patients suffered from hospital-related injuries or infections?

On review sites there is no vetting of comments, other than sometimes removing reviews that could be considered libellous. Once a negative review is there, it is very hard to get it removed. 

HealthSoul also provides the opportunity for consumers to share their reviews on insurance companies in Switzerland.

Advertisement

ADD A NEWS ITEM

Do you have some news or a press release that you’d like to share with the medical travel industry?

Publish for FREE on IMTJ.

ADD NEWS

Related News

USA hair transplant surgery

25 November, 2019

Licensing requirement varies across US states for hair treatment

US health tourism

25 November, 2019

New wellness hotel in Hawaii

US Spa Industry Study 2019

21 November, 2019

Continued growth in USA spa sector

Investment in Ethiopia healthcare

21 November, 2019

Qatar funds Addis Ababa kidney centre

UK healthcare squeeze

21 November, 2019

NHS waiting lists in England at record levels