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Health Service Delivery in Rural Areas: Two Swiss Cases

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Stefano Calciolari ,

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via G. Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
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Laura González Ortiz,

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via G. Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
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Marco Meneguzzo,

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via G. Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
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Tobiolo Gianella,

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via G. Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
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Domenico Ferrari

Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), Via Violino 11, 6928 Manno, Switzerland
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Abstract

Social trends and the costs of health technologies lead to concentrate the availability of specialized services. This raises debates on the appropriate geography of healthcare. An example is the discussion about the rationality of closing small hospitals, typically located in rural and/or remote areas. We analyzed two cases of rural and/or remote areas of Switzerland experiencing a radical reorganization of a previously existing hospital.

How to Cite: Calciolari, S., González Ortiz, L., Meneguzzo, M., Gianella, T., & Ferrari, D. (2014). Health Service Delivery in Rural Areas: Two Swiss Cases. Yearbook of Swiss Administrative Sciences, 5(1), 83–95. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ssas.69
Published on 31 Dec 2014.
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