Corrected version: Hospital Statistics 2019 - Only slight increase in inpatient hospital costs in 2019

(Last modification 20.11.2020)

Neuchâtel, 20.11.2020 - In 2019, one million people received inpatient care in a Swiss hospital or birthing centre. This corresponds to 12% of the total population, which is roughly the same as in the previous year. The number of inpatient hospital stays was 1.47 million. Hospitals’ inpatient costs increased only slightly by 2.1%. In contrast, for outpatient costs, a rise of 4.6% was observed in 2019 (2018: 3%). These are some of the results from the Hospital Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

Address for enquiries

Edith Salgado Valdivia, FSO, Health Services, tel.: +41 58 463 66 21,
Patrick Schwab, FSO, Health Services, tel.: +41 58 463 64 28,


Federal Statistical Office