Number of hospitals reached 293 in 2013 in Switzerland, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 1.68 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, number of hospitals in Switzerland reached an all time high of 456 in 1985 and an all time low of 293 in 2013. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, number of hospitals in Austria amounted to 278, 3,382 in France and 3,183 in Germany in 2013.
Switzerland has been ranked 10th within the group of 26 countries we follow in terms of number of hospitals, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Hospitals comprise licensed establishments primarily engaged in providing medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health services to in-patients and the specialised accommodation services required by in-patients.