Emergency medicine in Switzerland

Ann Emerg Med. 1998 Aug;32(2):243-7. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(98)70144-1.


Situated in the heart of Europe, Switzerland's 7 million inhabitants, including 1 million foreigners, live in an area of 41,000 km2. German, French, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romanic are the official languages. The Swiss health service stands out because of the high quality and efficiency of its ambulatory and hospitalized health care management.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medicine* / education
  • Emergency Medicine* / organization & administration
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Health Resources
  • Health Services / economics
  • Health Services Administration / economics
  • Hospital Administration
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Switzerland