Healthcare – Switzerland the most expensive after the USA
This week the newspaper Tribune de Genève reported that according to an OECD report Switzerland’s healthcare costs have gone up faster than most industrialised countries. Health spending per capita is second only to the USA. In 2013 Switzerland’s health costs increased at twice the pace of the OECD average of 1%. In 2012 costs rose by 3.5%. OECD predictions for 2014 are for an increase of 0.8%. Spending on health represents 11.1% of Swiss GDP compared to 16.7% in the US. The average annual cost in Switzerland is CHF 6,200 per person compared to an OECD average of CHF 3,384.