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According to the KOF Swiss Economic Institute of ETH Zurich, healthcare expenditure rose by 3.1 % in 2020. This is a lower increase than in the previous year (3.4 %). The reason for this is the COVID-19 pandemic. Considerably fewer services were provided in outpatient and supporting healthcare services than usual in 2020. At the same time, compulsory health insurance costs rose sharply. According to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), healthcare costs will continue to rise in the future as a result of demographic trends and advances in medical technology.

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