Helsana and the German health insurance provider Barmer have conducted a comparison of the Swiss and German healthcare systems during the pandemic. Both the Swiss and German healthcare systems stood up to the test of the pandemic. Treatments were conducted depending on their urgency – the vast majority of them at a later date as part of the backlog.
Using selected care examples, Helsana and German health insurance provider Barmer found in recent analyses for 2020 and 2021 that there was no widespread underprovision during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the publication of an initial report on the subject of “Minimum hospital volumes” last year, this report is the second publication by Barmer and Helsana. Both reports have the overriding aim of creating transparency regarding care provision in both healthcare systems, highlighting differences and using this insight to provide impetus for optimising quality and improving the cost-effectiveness of the individual systems.
The report is available in German.
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