Equal opportunities in healthcare

From the federal government’s point of view, appropriate healthcare should be available to everyone – regardless of sex, age or sociocultural background.  

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We are committed to ensuring that disadvantaged population groups can easily access appropriate healthcare. This prevents unnecessary costs arising from excessive, insufficient or inappropriate use of healthcare services.

Information on our activities to promote equal opportunities in healthcare provision can be found in the infobox below and on the following pages:

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Your rights and participation as a patient

Your relationship with your doctor involves rights and obligations. Here you can find out about your specific rights at the doctor's and in hospital, and in relation to living wills, organ donation and counselling.

Last modification 19.10.2023

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Healthcare and Related Professions Division
Health Equity Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Bern

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