Health care system in transformation

Sustainable development of the health system

The state of the Swiss health system is a matter of concern: health insurance premiums are rising, as are people’s expectations of medicine – and the number of people who have chronic illnesses or are dependent on care. Clearly, the resources required by the health system in its current form are not available to an unlimited extent. What can be done to make the health system more sustainable? In March 2019, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) published a position paper with answers to this question.
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Study «Human Enhancement»

It is unclear, whether drugs allow to increase the performance of healthy human beings. Nonetheless, drugs are already applied in this sense. For example by students during preparation for an exam, hoping to achieve better concentration. In this study, the present possibilities of "Doping in everyday life" are both pointed out and questioned.
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Study «Anti-ageing medicine: myths and chances»

Health, well-being and youthful appearance: these are the aims of anti-ageing medicine. Not only cosmetics are offered under the anti-ageing label, but also dietary supplements and hormone replacement therapies, for example. Yet, what offers do keep what they promise? The TA-SWISS study produces an overview and points out the potentials and risks.
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