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This TforG Healthcare Market review report for Switzerland includes numerical and written analysis on the socioeconomic and macroeconomic context and outlook, the healthcare system, and the latest healthcare reforms. Moreover, an extensive chapter is dedicated to the markets for capital equipment, medical devices, disposables and pharmaceuticals.

The report helps businesses gain a unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics, and helps analyze how they affect healthcare systems and their evolution. It can serve as a valuable tool with actionable guidance for sales, marketing, R&D and business managers with industry related interests.

Four chapters cover the numerical and written analysis for the following topics: Economic Outlook (38 Key industry indicators), The Healthcare System (HC system structures), Reforms (restructuring, re-engineering or austerity efforts) and the Healthcare Market (Capital Equipment, Medical Devices, Disposables and Pharmaceuticals).

Economic Outlook:
- Switzerland enjoys a wealthy modern market economy and one of the highest per capita GDPs in the world, reaching €66,332 per capita with a nominal GDP of €540 bn in 2015.
- The Swiss economy contracted slightly in 2014. A recuperation is forecasted for the coming years, as the exchange rate appreciation will become absorbed.
- The largest industrial sectors in Switzerland are the engineering, electrical and metal industry. Its most important trading and export partner is the EU and accordingly it has adopted economic guidelines from the EU in order to improve its competitiveness.
- Tariffs for Swiss producers are relatively low, and are not restricted quantitatively, nor by anti-dumping, safeguard regulations or countervailing duties.

The Healthcare System:
- Healthcare spending as a percentage of GDP in 2015 is 11.6%, equivalent to €7,661 per capita. This is one of the highest per capita expenditures worldwide for national healthcare provisions. 65.6% of healthcare spending originates from public sources, and 34.4% comes from private funds.
- The healthcare system is financed by social insurances, private households, public sources, private insurance and other financing, including social benefits and donations.
- Cantons carry the principle responsibility of organizing the provision of primary, secondary and tertiary care, the financing there of and accrediting public hospitals.
- Swissmedic is the federal body that manages the legal framework for handling medicinal products and medical devices in Switzerland.
- Healthcare insurance is obligatory and must be purchased by one of the over 60 approved health insurance companies.
Since 2012 Switzerland has been applying a DRG-based hospital service charges system based on ICD-10 procedure codes.

- Inter-Cantonal agreement for the financing of physician’s further education (2014)
- Union of Swiss Medical Board and SwissHTA (2014)
- Health2020 (2013)
- Dialogue National Health Policy (2013)

The Markets:
- Switzerland represents 4% of the European market of medical technology.
- Switzerland spent €62.7 bn on healthcare in 2015.
- The medical device market is valued at €3.2 bn with a growth rate of 1.2% over the next 3 years.
- The Swiss capital equipment market has an above EU average number of MRI and CT scanners.
- International commitments by Switzerland to the international market make public tenders obligatory for procurement investments over a certain threshold.
- Switzerland has a strong, stable and highly competent healthcare sector conveniently located in central Europe, setting forth quality benchmarks, certification, and pharmaceutical price references

Reasons to buy:
– Accurate analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges of the economy and healthcare industry
– Relevant healthcare reforms
– Written and numerical analysis on important healthcare indicators (eg.: acute care data, critical care data, anesthesia data, emergency data, healthcare professionals)
– Regularly updates, at least once year
– Every update published by TforG within 6 months after your purchase will be made available to you
– Global coverage, available for + 40 countries
– Unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics, and analysis of their effect on healthcare systems

Table Of Contents

Review of the Healthcare System and Medical Device Market in Switzerland - report
Executive Summary
List of Acronyms
Chapter 1 - Economic Outlook
1.1 Socioeconomic Context
1.2 Macroeconomics
Table 1.1- Macroeconomics (2012-2017)
1.3 Overview and Outlook
Chapter 2 - The Swiss Healthcare System
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Healthcare Status
2.3 Healthcare Expenditures
Table 2.1 - Healthcare (2011-2017)
2.4 The Organization
Diagram 2.1 - Healthcare Organization (2015)
2.5 Federal Level
2.6 Regional Level
2.7 Local Level
2.8 Primary Care
2.9 Secondary Care
Table 2.2 - Secondary Care (2014)
2.10 Tertiary Care
2.11 Healthcare Insurance
2.12 Healthcare Financing
2.13 Financial Flows
Diagram 2.2 - Financial Flow (2015)
2.14 Private versus Public
Chapter 3 - Healthcare Reforms
3.1 Current Challenges
3.2 Recent Reforms
Chapter 4 - The Markets
4.1 Market Profile
4.2 Purchase Processes and Decision-Making
4.3 Pharmaceuticals
4.4 Capital Equipment
4.5 Medical Devices and Medical Disposables
4.6 Opportunities and Market Drivers
4.7 Hospital networks, group purchasing organizations and trade events
Chapter 5 - Country Overview
5.1 Demographics. Macroeconomics and Healthcare
Chapter 6 - National Care Provision Data
6.1 Acute Care Data (2014)
6.2 Critical Care (2014)
6.3 Anesthesia (2014)
6.4 Emergency (2014)
6.5 Hospital Services Data (2014)
6.6 Healthcare Professionals (2014)
Chapter 7 - The TforG Methodology
Primary Research
Secondary Research
Our Experience

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