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ISSN: 2637-6679

Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

Review Article(ISSN: 2637-6679)

The Health Service in Great Britain
a Comparison with
The Swiss Health System

Volume 4 - Issue 2

Stephanie Looser*

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    • University of Surrey, Centre for Environmental Strategy, UK

    *Corresponding author: Stephanie Looser, University of Surrey, Centre for Environmental Strategy, UK

Received: October 18, 2019;   Published: October 31, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2019.04.000183

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Regarding research and reviews on healthcare, international comparisons are striking, since they could manifest different levels’ performances of healthcare systems. This research, for instance, analyses two set-ups: the British vs. the health service of Switzerland. On the one hand, it shows the Swiss system’s “bad” performance due to its cost extensity. Compared to many OECD countries, particularly regarding the United Kingdom’s (UK) system, the latter seems to leave a better impression. This paper explores the structural and organizational set-up of both countries’ health care. This is based on concrete data from “The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development” (OECD) and from “The World Health Organization” (WHO) and, thus, shows the both countries’ differences and similarities. To be mentioned, the fact of incomplete or not available data regarding fundamental and cost-relevant data from the Swiss system brought about some methodical problems.

Keywords: British National Healthcare System; NHS; Healthcare In Switzerland; International Comparison

Abstract| Introduction| Theory: Two Poles of Responsibility and the Pentagon of Goals| Methodology| A Social Security System: The Health Service of Switzerland| Healthcare in the UK| Differences Between the British and Thee Swiss Health Systems| Conclusion| References|