Increased activity in almost six out of ten Swiss psychiatric practices in 2020 against the backdrop of the pandemic


Neuchâtel, 08.11.2022 – In 2020, a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, 57 % of psychiatric practices held more consultations than in the previous year. In contrast, 58.7 % of medical practices with surgical activity held fewer. In the canton of Ticino, 56.6 % of self-employed physicians saw their income fall in 2020. This was 12.2 percentage points higher than in 2019. These are some of the findings from a new Federal Statistical Office (FSO) publication describing trends in the activity and financial situation of medical practices in 2020.