A word of warning to the Swiss: avoid getting stuck on the DRG carousel
This article was originally published in Clinica
Switzerland’s hospitals are standing on the brink of a financing revolution. They are set to shed their ¬per diem payment system and introduce a diagnosis related groups (DRG) reimbursement system by January 1 2012. The aim is to achieve greater transparency for all hospital-based medical procedures and to introduce a uniform financing mechanism for treatment costs.