In response to the emerging needs of an aging population and the increasing prevalence of chronic health conditions, the SLHS coordinates a series of research projects that seek to strengthen the provision of rehabilitation services in Switzerland.
The Swiss health care system is currently challenged to rethink how to best provide rehabilitation services for its population in interaction with curative and supportive services, and how to develop the respective capacities across the six building blocks of the health system as defined by the WHO. This includes the organization of effective and efficient rehabilitation services, the availability of a suitably trained workforce, novel solutions in rehabilitation financing, and the mainstreaming of functioning information in health information systems.
Involved partner institutions:
- University of Lucerne, Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy - Coordinator: Gerold Stucki
- University of Lugano, Department of Economics, Centre for Organisational Research - Coordinator: Stefano Calciolari, Marco Meneguzzo
- University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care - Coordinators: Luca Crivelli, Carlo De Pietro
- Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Health Professions - Coordinator: Karin Niedermann